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BMW_M52_M20
03-17-2004, 02:42 AM
I think other e30 owners will feel the same when there A/C doesn't get that cold in the summer. I never used it last summer and it has a new condenser.

Anyone got a link or info on removing the system? The way I see it, it is just added usless weight.
Thanks
Jay

windsor318is
03-17-2004, 02:53 AM
PM slowered318 (ryan) he did it........ hmmm i cant think of any smart ass comments right know directed towards mr slowered

Slowered318
03-17-2004, 04:26 PM
Easy.. remover the rad, un bold the pump, take out the glove box and center console..

take of any bolts on the lines, you might have to cut one of the hoses that goes from the a/c rad around the bumper.

Then RIP it out!

ZiMMie
03-17-2004, 04:32 PM
wat about the fan delete mod. it that possible on the e30's or its just only for the m50s'.

Slowered318
03-17-2004, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
wat about the fan delete mod. it that possible on the e30's or its just only for the m50s'.

it's possible on 318's, but on 325 you would have to mount the fan in front of the rad and remove the A/C rad.. but the fan in front doesn't work as well :(

bmwm5lover
03-17-2004, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by Slowered318
Easy.. remover the rad, un bold the pump, take out the glove box and center console..

take of any bolts on the lines, you might have to cut one of the hoses that goes from the a/c rad around the bumper.

Then RIP it out!
why do u have to remove the dashboard/globow/centre console? isnt the AC in the engine compartment?

Slowered318
03-17-2004, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
why do u have to remove the dashboard/globow/centre console? isnt the AC in the engine compartment?

how do you get the cold, from the outside to the inside????????

hmmmmm :confused:

BimmerMan
03-17-2004, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
why do u have to remove the dashboard/globow/centre console? isnt the AC in the engine compartment?

Parts of the a/c are around the glovebox. The expansion valve is there, and some piping

Slowered318
03-17-2004, 04:55 PM
^^^ don't forget the little rad thing in the air box that clogs it up all the time

bmwm5lover
03-17-2004, 05:07 PM
what i fi wanted to remove the stuff form the engine bay ONLY!
the reason for that is, last time my dashboard was taken apart(by "PROFESSIONALS"), it kept creaking/shaking etc after it was put on. i dont want the same thing happening on the e30... Id rather have that stuff in there, than a ****ed up dashboard...what exactly is in the engine compartment that is apart of the AC?

BimmerMan
03-17-2004, 05:08 PM
the compressor, evaporator, condensor, some piping, aux fan...i think that's it. anyone want to add to that?

bmwm5lover
03-17-2004, 05:53 PM
ok, i guess ill just remove that stuff.... all right, so lets set up a list of how many people are removign their AC's and how many cases of beer we have to get Ryan....:D....One Rule tho, you drink AFTER ur done our cars, deal? :D I dont want My rad hoses left unnatached, and wires tied around the pulleys...lOL

Slowered318
03-17-2004, 05:56 PM
^^^ whatever dude!

i removed my brothers A/C half in the bag it took me 1.5 hours, did a mint job the car runs way better

bmwm5lover
03-17-2004, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by Slowered318
^^^ whatever dude!

i removed my brothers A/C half in the bag it took me 1.5 hours, did a mint job the car runs way better no, ur not getting what im saying...i want all the AC stuff from the engine compartment out, but i dont wanna touch the interior....i got burned once, and no im not dubting ur abilities....*sad*

Slowered318
03-18-2004, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
no, ur not getting what im saying...i want all the AC stuff from the engine compartment out, but i dont wanna touch the interior....i got burned once, and no im not dubting ur abilities....*sad*

Don't worry i'm not a bitch.. i won't burn you like that bro.. i may make fun of your car a little but i wouldn't make it rattle!

I hate rattles too!

im talking about the extra 5 lb weight reduction by removing the rest of it.. and the cooler in the air box really does get all clogged up and restricts air coming in. so it's up to you.. i shoveled about a cup full of dirt and leaves outa that thing. and i feel 100 times better about life after doing it!

BMW_M52_M20
03-19-2004, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
Easy.. remover the rad, un bold the pump, take out the glove box and center console..

take of any bolts on the lines, you might have to cut one of the hoses that goes from the a/c rad around the bumper.

Then RIP it out!

Thanks man, got my haynes manual, going to do this as soon as it gets a bit warmer out. The A/C has never been good anyway, only extra weight and strain.

Jay

Slowered318
03-19-2004, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by BMW_M52_M20
Thanks man, got my haynes manual, going to do this as soon as it gets a bit warmer out. The A/C has never been good anyway, only extra weight and strain.

Jay

if you remove it all.. your engine will cool better in the summer.. plus i figure it adds out to about 50-60 lbs of garbage

felixthecat
03-19-2004, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
if you remove it all.. your engine will cool better in the summer.. plus i figure it adds out to about 50-60 lbs of garbage i think your moms malibu *max* could use this mod....give it some pwr maybe...:D :D :D

Slowered318
03-19-2004, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by felixthecat
i think your moms malibu *max* could use this mod....give it some pwr maybe...:D :D :D

watch out for the bowtie chevy power buddy!

three times the displacement.. same HP