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Re: AC Condenser Repair: 90-90Q20v
Jeremy J. Walters wrote:
> 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