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Old 12-30-2003, 01:04 AM   #1
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how to remove e30 a/c components

i figure since my a/c is ****ed anyways i might as well take it out of the car for some weight reduction, so coudl anyone gimme a walkthrough or a site with some instructions on how i would do this?

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Old 12-30-2003, 01:25 AM   #2
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take out the rad.. change your rad fluid while your at it. remove the condensor bottle.. remove the lines, take out the ac rad and fan.. un bolt the compressor and any un-needed brackets that hold it there.. should shave off about 50 lbs to 60 lbs
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:43 AM   #3
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doing this gives you anymore power ? i was thinking of doing this too . or by will just removing the belt work the same way ? can you fit a belt driven turbo in this spot ? just some things i was looking at and thinking about . thanks
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Old 12-30-2003, 01:56 PM   #4
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I need a A/c line if your removing yours
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Old 12-30-2003, 02:52 PM   #5
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i might do the same thing. its just sitting there...
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Old 12-30-2003, 03:11 PM   #6
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damn, sounds complicated ill have to get mechanic to do it for me unless someone wants to gimme a hand

and it gives more power indirectly by making the car lighter
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damn, sounds complicated ill have to get mechanic to do it for me unless someone wants to gimme a hand

and it gives more power indirectly by making the car lighter
i'll do it for some $$$

you gotta drain the CFC at a shop, unless you want me to do it the non-environmental way

lighter weight, better cooling, less belts. you might notice a difference... but resale of the car will suffer, and it won't go back in very easly.

Jase: i have lines but the one right by the rad is cut... could be re fitted with a pipe fitting.. but they are solid from what i know.
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ryan will a case of beer do it???
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Old 12-31-2003, 04:52 PM   #9
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ill also offer a case of beer... or smokes?
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I already smoke enough.. so yeah a case of beer and hot coffee delivery every 20 min and I will do the job
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Old 12-31-2003, 05:02 PM   #11
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sweet, allright terry lets get in on this together, lol
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:18 PM   #12
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hey count me in too...

ill bring some beer...that fireplace is gonna be stuffed with crap after we're done..eh ryan? hahaa..did u check on the spark plugs?
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hey count me in too...

ill bring some beer...that fireplace is gonna be stuffed with crap after we're done..eh ryan? hahaa..did u check on the spark plugs?
you want them framed?
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:25 AM   #14
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does removing the ac give any or alot more power ?
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:47 PM   #15
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I personally think its a waste of hard work,u will hardly notice any power difference.
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