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Old 01-02-2004, 01:42 PM   #16
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Power is power so this is considered free power i say go for it !
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:31 PM   #17
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I'd rate it a pretty easy thing to do, and it doesn't take long.

Depending on how low your car is, you may want to whack it on some jack stands. (We couldn't even get a shoe under the front bumper of the car in the pictures that i'm posting).

Start by removing the front bumpers. I'm not sure how american bumpers are held on but pre-facelift euro bumpers have 2 13mm nuts on the front and one 10mm self tapping screw on each side of the bumper. The bumper removes as a whole (remember to undo indicator lights).

Facelift bumpers have 2 10mm allen key bolts underneath that mount them onto the bumper shocks, the sides are held on by plastic guides. Undo the bolts and pull , again remember to undo indicators.

Remove the valance, its similar on facelift and none facelift cars. A mixture of 8mm self tappers. The plastic guides that hold on the bumper also need to come off.

Then you should have something like this.
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:36 PM   #18
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Now, undo all the screws holding in the aux fan and condensor. Bang out they come. I'm not sure if it ilegal to vent A/C gas into the atmosphere in canada. I think its a 10000 fine here in NZ for venting the old gas (not R134a) into the atmosphere.

Do what you want heh.

From underneath the car you can remove a few bolts from the compressor. Its held in fairly simply.. (the picture below shows the mountings).

All the tubing comes off easily, on my car i used a hacksaw cause I had rubber tubes.. not metal like on the e30 in this pics.

Refrigerant bottle has 2 screws if I remember correctly.

Then your done. I'd say it takes around 3 hours assuming your having a beer after each successful step.
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:37 PM   #19
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and a pic of the compressor mounting.
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Old 01-03-2004, 08:57 PM   #20
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I personally think its a waste of hard work,u will hardly notice any power difference.
i also save weight, and i get to use that button for a little more "go" if u get wat i mean (nitrous)
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