Thread: AC belt bypass
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Dinzdale40 View Post
ac compressors use the refrigerant as oil and thus like being run periodically to keep all the seals fresh and in working order. IMO you wouldn't gain much of anything by bypassing the AC compressor, remember this is a car with more torque in comparison to your s2000. I also used to have an s2000 btw.
This. All you will do is help your a/c seals dry rot faster.

Besides, high hp domestics expect 10-15hp gains by switching to an electric water pump. So what exactly are you expecting to gain by removing a drag-less belt?
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