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RE: Installing air condition in '89 100
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Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 4:37 PM
To: R. Cummings
Subject: Re: Installing air condition in '89 100
On Wed, 12 Aug 1998 13:39:07 -0500, you wrote:
>Installing a simple hang on unit is bad enough but stripping an A/C
>installing all that stuff in a non A/C car is a nightmare. I don't
>about the 89 100 but some of the things might include.
>Different pulleys, accessory mounts and belt routing on the engine.
>Different radiator, shrouds, fan etc. on the front end.
>Some cars have different firewall piercings for heater and A/C
>Vacuum system modifications.
>Engine idle modifications.
Ok.. That was too much! :)
>On and on.
>This will probably annoy some of my aftermarket friends but I once
>engineering dept. that designed kits as well as OEM systems.The OEM
>applications require two to three years of design verification and
>validation testing. For aftermarket, we would have a couple of
>bring a car in, throw components at it until some of them stuck.
>parts in a box with some Zeroxed instructions and hope for the
>My advice - use a 460 A/C system. Roll down the four windows and
>mph until you buy a new car with factory air.
I'll stick with that "A/C", I think.. :)
I just thought of the possibility of installing orginal A/C, a
of mine did it on his Toyota Camry, it took him 6 hours, not
difficult. But I'm sure that the Audis are waaaay more complex!