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RE: 4KCSq A/C hose options

Dave <dnevin@eagle.cc.ukans.edu> wrote:

>Subject: 4KCSq A/C hose options
>Hi all--
>Just got off the phone with the local audi dealer pricing an
>AC hose (compressor to condensor) for my 87 Audi 4KCSq.
>$193. After I regained consciousness, I decided there must
>be a better way.
>I'd already tried Blau and The Parts Connection. Dealer
>only. Anyone have a used one? Are there any American car
>substitutes that I might be able to use (i.e. go to the
>local parts jobber and get one for a 78 Granada).
>BTW, I drove a Granada during driver's ed--and see, I ended
>up with a quattro--so there must be something to this
>Car-o-scope (although I didn't end up with one on mine--I
>got worse I think--a Dodge Colt Vista and a VW Westphalia.
>Having driven a prepped 510, I think it was an acceptable
>alternative as the third choice). Sorry for the WoBW.
>ANY ideas or assistance on the AC stuff would be a great
>Dave N.
>87 4KCSq

	When I replaced my a/c system in the 87CGT, I redid that
very same hose.  A friend had bought a bunch of fittings from
an out-of-business ac shop and welded the fittings onto the steel
pipe, and crimped fresh hose onto the ends.  Cost me a few beers,
but your local auto a/c supplier-specialist should be able to
do the same for less than $50.

Have the hose made.  Even the local M-Benz deal offers in-shop
custom fabricated hoses to the customer as an option to the
(you'd hate to ask the price of..) OEM factory units.


Michael Hogan