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    Originally posted by ///M42 sport View Post
    read on this thread to go with seltec or sando but cant find specifics on where or model
    I bought a denso.. no issues here

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      http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/199...ompressor.html

      other than the top plate difference not sure what else is different between the denso models
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        Originally posted by ///M42 sport View Post
        http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/199...ompressor.html

        other than the top plate difference not sure what else is different between the denso models
        You use your old top plate from the old condenser. Comes with gasket and everything else you need

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          Anyone else running a seiko compressor? my 92 Mtech came with this and the front flange behind the pulley is leaking so I need to purchase another compressor.

          Is it wise to convert to the denso everyone seems to be running or just buy a reman seiko compressor? There doesn't seem to be much data on this specific model and its merits. From what I understand mounts are no longer being made for after market compressors so I am stuck with OEM options.

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            Can't see pics anymore, just when I need to!!


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              Yeah. I'll have to see what's going on there

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                Well, Photobucket can go fuck themselves.

                Pics are in here:

                http://s687.photobucket.com/user/glu...?sort=3&page=1

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                  Originally posted by glucklich21 View Post
                  Well, Photobucket can go fuck themselves.

                  Pics are in here:

                  http://s687.photobucket.com/user/glu...?sort=3&page=1
                  Add my middle finger to the Photobucket rant. They are asking more than Hulu, Netflix & Amazon Prime combined...for what...hosting a few 100 pics !!

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                    Found a leak at one of the A/C drier connections on my Touring. The system is 134a converted.

                    I bought a new high pressure switch and Behr drier from AutohausAZ, and am hoping someone who's been through this can give me some advice before I unintentionally ruin the new drier.

                    Here is a pic of the new high pressure switch.

                    new high pressure switch 7.4.17 by cory58f5, on Flickr

                    Here is a pic of the port on the drier for the high pressure switch.

                    new drier 7.4.17 by cory58f5, on Flickr

                    So, the obvious problem - they both have male fittings. Does anyone know if the schrader valve fitting on the Behr drier is removable? The old drier I took off the car has a female port for the HPS.

                    Thanks, Cory


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                      I've bought quite a few Behr driers and not one has had a male fitting or a schrader valve. You don't want something to keep thenswitch from bleeding down.
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                        Originally posted by jeffnhiscars View Post
                        I've bought quite a few Behr driers and not one has had a male fitting or a schrader valve. You don't want something to keep thenswitch from bleeding down.

                        Agree 100%. Just wondering if anyone has removed that fitting. It looks like the base is part of the casting, and the Schrader valve part is pressed in, which would mean that drier is not compatible with the HPS.
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                          Are you sure it's the right dryer?

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                            I don't know why anyone struggles with converting to R134a, just run R12a.
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                              Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
                              Are you sure it's the right dryer?
                              My thought too

                              Originally posted by noid View Post
                              I don't know why anyone struggles with converting to R134a, just run R12a.
                              You KNOW the answer to that :)
                              Last edited by jeffnhiscars; 07-06-2017, 07:25 AM.
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                              87 Zinno Cabrio barn find 98k and still smells like a barn. Build thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...20#post3455220

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                                Noid and Jeff - I think it's the right part, but have never done this before. I cross-referenced the part number from AutohausAZ and it comes up as the correct E30 part on ECS Tuning and FCP Euro. Here is the page from FCP, showing a picture of the drier I received, with the Schrader valve fitting in question.

                                https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...hr-64538391025

                                Thanks, Cory
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