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 Post subject: AC for EL
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Hey guys,
My AC compressor is on its way out. i.e. i need to change it now before summer as it is making the loudest noise which is louder than my exhaust.

This may be a slightly stupid question, but, would i be able to use an AC compressor from a BA/BF or FG in my EL.

If not, can anyone tell me why?

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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:58 pm 
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different aircon lines, and mounting positions, you'll need an ef/el maybe au? compressor

 

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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Dang it....everything but the mounting can be dealt with... i was hoping this wasnt the case. Oh well.... lets just hope that i can get a good one.


BTW...how much does one cost?

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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:36 am 
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plper1 wrote:
Dang it....everything but the mounting can be dealt with... i was hoping this wasnt the case. Oh well.... lets just hope that i can get a good one.


BTW...how much does one cost?

Thank you

New ones are bloody expensive... I looked them up on Ebay and they're around and over $500 :shock: Not sure how much a wrecker would charge for a second hand one... Shouldn't be to much though

 

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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:40 am 
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^^^ You'll need to probably fit a new front shaft seal and shim it - the old one will most likely start to leak in months.
OP - your compressor makes noise when engaged ?? Or all the time ??

I'm guessing not much cooling (if any at all) when running.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:11 pm 
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@ Rooted XG.....bloody oth they are.....over $500 for "reco" as well

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actually functionality is really good....its just really noisy when switched on...when my mechanic heard it he said that it is on its way out.

bloody hell...why couldnt this happen before winter where i wouldnt have to use it as much?
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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:49 pm 
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What you can do is manually rotate the compressor clutch - probably might feel rough to rotate, which will most likely mean either or both the front and rear bearings might be shot.
You can also take off the belt and spin the pulley - if it's rough and has some play, you can get that off in situ and replace it - might be noisy when the load is put on, such as the compressor.
The former though needs the compressor dismantled, which I think is more likely the issue.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AC for EL
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:08 am 
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Are you sure it's the compressor and not the fact that it's low on gas? My EF wagon gets noisy when it's compressor is low on gas. Just a suggestion
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