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RE: AC Hoses and Compressors

Will do.
-----Original Message-----
From:	Livolsi, Stephane [mailto:livols1@investorsgroup.com]
Sent:	Monday, October 25, 1999 2:57 PM
To:	'chucks@perteet.com'
Subject:	RE: AC Hoses and Compressors

Holy cow! Your 4k A/C does exactly what my 5k A/C does.  If anyone
replies to you off list with some useful info, could you please forward
to me. Thanks

Stephane Livolsi
180 Yorston St
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
ph 250-392-2637
fax 250-392-2693

'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)

>From: 	Chuck Schott[SMTP:chucks@perteet.com]
>Sent: 	October 25, 1999 12:04 PM
>To: 	quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: 	AC Hoses and Compressors
>My 4kq was in a minor accident that unfortunately resulted in a v-belt
>cutting through my AC hose.
>Prior to the accident my AC system showed the following symptoms:
>*Cooing was not up to par. (low Freon due to leak?)
>*Compressor, clutch or pulley (something up front when AC was turned on)
>would make an intermittent moaning sound and seemed to have a more
>significant effect on the motor power and idle speed than my previous 4k
>did. (bad bearing?)
>*I could hear an intermittent shhhsssh from behind the glove box. (low
>I'm looking for some advice on which route I should go on restoring my
>I have a hunch that the compressor was bad.  Should I buy new, used or
>rebuilt?  Freon or the new stuff?
>If I buy a used unit, complete with hoses, are there seals that I should
>replace?  Difficult?
>Seattle, WA