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Old 03-25-2002, 12:14 AM   #1
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Question Remove air conditioning?

Has anyone here removed their AC unit from their 2.5RS?
If so, how much does it weigh and where is it located in the engine bay? Is it easy to remove?

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:18 AM   #2
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first of all why in GODS name are you taking yoru AC out??? secondly how can you remove something when you don't even know what it looks like.

someone tell you it'll save ya 15 HP?? try turning it off. IF they argue then explain to me what hte co-effiecent of the friction of a sealed ball bearing is.

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LEAVE IT ALONE!
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:05 AM   #3
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Whoa there!

Maybe he doesn't use his AC much and would rather take it out for (minimal) weight savings. I mean, how hot could it possibly get in Maine? And he was just asking if anybody took it out, that's all.
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:11 AM   #4
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i havn't done this personally, but i remember reading somewhere that it was 70lbs?... can some one correct me on this or?
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:25 AM   #5
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i havn't done this personally, but i remember reading somewhere that it was 70lbs?... can some one correct me on this or?
haha...maybe 40 lbs...but no where near 70...FYI you AC is to be used in conjuntion w/ the defroster in order to the dry the air coming into the cabin.

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Old 03-25-2002, 02:28 AM   #6
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haha...maybe 40 lbs...but no where near 70...FYI you AC is to be used in conjuntion w/ the defroster in order to the dry the air coming into the cabin.

Jeremy
thanks... i thought i was reading something fishy... but i wasn't about to say him wrong as i havn't taken it off and weighed it myself heh

hmm and no i didn't know about the defroster heh... what about the side mirror defrosters?
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Old 03-25-2002, 03:53 AM   #7
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hmm and no i didn't know about the defroster heh... what about the side mirror defrosters?
You lucky canadians get that stuff....we don't here which i think is TOTAL BS cause my side mirrors fog like there's no tommorrow. ANd it's not like you can just plug them in the harnesses are wired differently and all...well anyhow...if you want my opinion you shoudl NEVER remove the AC system from the car. I dunno about you but i have spent rush hour in 90 degree + 80% humidity weather w/o AC and man was i SORRY!!!!

just my $.02

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Old 03-25-2002, 11:58 AM   #8
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The reason I ask is because my air conditioning doesnt really work anyway, I think it might need a recharge? (or something)
So since I'm not going to pay any money to get it fixed, i figure take it out of the car because it's just dead weight. I'm sure SOMEBODY has done this, it's always listed as one of the first things to remove in the searches I've done on this forum for "weight reduction", so somebody has to have actually done it!

Does anyone know where the heck this thing is?

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:01 PM   #9
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You need a defroster in Maine. Ergo, you need A/C.
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:45 PM   #10
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You need a defroster in Maine. Ergo, you need A/C.
exactly....he also prolly needs a condensor.

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Old 03-25-2002, 10:30 PM   #11
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Man.. rip that suckah out.. my guess is 20-30lbs..
while you're at it.. strip the whole damn interior !!
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Old 03-26-2002, 01:14 AM   #12
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The heaviest part of your ac is the air pump, which is the belt driven pump on the left side of the engine bay, the one with its own belt. If it's not working correctly, I would fix it. The Air conditioner drys the air out in the car, defrosting your windows. I live in Oregon, and I don't think I'd want a daily driver to not have it. My guess would be 25-30 lbs at the most, and the evaporater(A small radiator looking device tucked somewhere in your dash) wieghs next to nothing and would cause more trouble to remove than would be worth. The condenser, which is mounted in front of your radiator, and also looks like a thin radiator, wieghs little. If you follow the line from this on the right, you will see a valve that looks like a tire valve. It looks like one too. If you press on the center, It should discharge some gas. If it doesn't relieve pressure, there isn't any refrigerent and there must be a leak. The mirror defrost is by electricity, just like the back window. My .02 cents would be to have it repiared!
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