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Re: AC Condenser Repair: 90-90Q20v

Arun Rao wrote:
> On Jul 9, 11:04am, Bob D'Amato wrote:
> > Subject: Re: AC Condenser Repair: 90-90Q20v
> > On Tue, 8 Jul 1997 Paul_Royal@idx.com wrote:
> >
> >
> > >      My mechanic is recommending I go over to the R-134...conversion kit is
> > > $75.  Has anyone else done the conversion?  If so, did you lose much
> >
> >
> > Second...the switch to R134 is nothing short of miraculous. For the local
> > shop to repair 4 o-rings, do the conversion and fill it up was under
> > $200. It hasnt lost any efficiency either, its pretty darn cold...
> > So for a grand total of $230 I was up and running again.
>         Clearly you guys know something I don't -- the (AC-Delco)
>         compressor on my 5KT died last year, and the local shop
>         wants $800 for an R-134 conversion.  This in spite of
>         the fact that rebuilt compressors are freely available for
>         about $150 and are R-134 compatible out of the box.
>         I can easily replace the compressor myself, and I'm reasonably
>         sure I could tackle any O-ring replacement that might be required,
>         but have shied away from the job simply because of all the
>         zillion warnings on the compressor installation/recharging
>         instructions.
>         Has anyone out there actually DIY'ed this job?  Tips would
>         be appreciated!
>         -Arun
> --
> Arun Rao
> Pixar Animation Studios
> Pt. Richmond, CA 94804
> (510) 620-3526


I don't think it's that difficult, it's just a maater of the AC shops
protecting themselves.  I replaced the ND compressor in my friends
Toyota Supra, along with the receiver-drier, and o-rings, and had no
problem at all.  I did not, however, switch to r-134.  We just had the
shop fill it with good-ol r-12.  No problems since.  You might want to
switch to a ND or Sanden compressor, as the weight is much lighter.  I
know my VW Jetta has a sanden compressor from the factory, so maybe you
could pull one from a VW wreck.

Good Luck

Jeremy Walters