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Old 03-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #16
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Removed mine with M30 swap, it was an easy way to take out the 50 or so #'s that the M30 weighs over the M20
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #17
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I removed it when I pulled the M10 out of my 318i. The compressor was shot when I got the car. I believe it comes out with two bolts on the compressor to the bracket and four bolts to the block itself. Getting the lines, condenser and dryer out is also pretty easy.

Proptip, take the a/c lines off the compressor before you remove it from the block.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #18
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On the car I have now... The AC had been upgraded at some point so I figured why not keep it. After turning it on it would engage but wouldn't cool, so I figured it might need a recharge. I bought some of that environmentally safe shit for like 35 - 40$... So as I'm filling it up all I hear is it pissing out from some line someplace....

Okay I just wasted 40$...

I ripped the bloody thing out of there and never looked back. Gets in the way when doing things like timing belts anyways... (or water pumps at -25c - the definition of pain) Radiator gets more air, leaves room for the future... a small inter-cooler or whatever.

Performance one step at a time.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #19
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I really want a/c in my car.. last year august was insanely hot..stuck in downtown..damn I mean I wanted take the subway just to get some cool air.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #20
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Hey pay the shipping and you can have everything I take off however you still need the heater/CA in the car and I am keeping that if only for the heating.
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