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Old 09-01-2017, 05:37 AM   #436
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I ordered everything needed for conversion, figured better safe than sorry, does the valance really have to come off to r&r the condenser? Also, FCP Euro is 48.xx cheaper right now than AUTOHAUS AZ for the Behr unit. (95 vs 143)
Buying a new Behr for what...$4xx...is, IMO a waste of money. It's an r12 compressor w r134 seals whereas you can buy a new high efficiency r134 compressor & expansion valve for half that....as long as you can mount it
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:48 AM   #437
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....as long as you can mount it
Are offering to help a brother out, or are you just teasing us?
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:54 AM   #438
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Buying a new Behr for what...$4xx...is, IMO a waste of money. It's an r12 compressor w r134 seals whereas you can buy a new high efficiency r134 compressor & expansion valve for half that....as long as you can mount it

The one I got was the R134 Behr for 95.00.

I got the compressor the car had so I could just mount it.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:36 AM   #439
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Are offering to help a brother out, or are you just teasing us?
I'm just stating a fact, but....I will look in to making these when we get back from Canada since there is clearly a need.

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The one I got was the R134 Behr for 95.00.

I got the compressor the car had so I could just mount it.
Used will get you by as long as you are confident it won't cause any problems. How do you know it's r134 compatible ?
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:11 AM   #440
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Both items are new, their descriptions said R134.

On the compressor, I traded at least 20 messages verifying it was the correct unit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-A-C-Comp...72.m2749.l2649

Under item specifics:
Refrigerant Type: R134a

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...09-64538391510

Replacement serpentine flow condensor compatible for R12 and R134A A/C systems
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:39 AM   #441
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Both items are new, their descriptions said R134.

On the compressor, I traded at least 20 messages verifying it was the correct unit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-A-C-Comp...72.m2749.l2649

Under item specifics:
Refrigerant Type: R134a

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...09-64538391510

Replacement serpentine flow condensor compatible for R12 and R134A A/C systems
It says "Sanden 508" so its not a Behr compressor so you will need to find mounts for it. It also says serpentine belt.

Why didnt you just get a PF condensor for the same $$ ?
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:16 AM   #442
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The Behr is the condenser.

I got the same compressor it had.

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Old 09-03-2017, 06:20 AM   #443
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Is this a problem? I read PAG is bad for ex r12 systems.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:13 AM   #445
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It's a huge problem since mixing them will ruin your system. That's an r134 compressor
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:13 PM   #446
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It is the same compressor that was there, the deed is done, the expansion valve & condensor that came out were the same, ac is back, only thing is the Gates 7328 that was in there was too small. To get the ac charged I had to use my power steering belt although it is slightly larger (slightly loose).

What belt are people using with the Sanden compressor?
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:56 AM   #447
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It's hard to see but the compressor seems to have a wobble. Do I need to contact the seller?

Because it's a video it won't let me do anything but post the link. Sorry

https://www.flickr.com/photos/946846...posted-public/
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #448
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Just an FYI for you guys that do not want to convert their system. You can use HC-12a which is legally obtained and compatible with R-12. Beats the hell out of flushing a system and converting to a less efficient gas.


"HC-12a, also called ES-12a, OZ-12a, and Hydrocarbon Blend B, is a "drop-in" replacement refrigerant for Freon-12. It is considered nearly non-ozone-depleting. The mixture can be used in refrigeration systems designed for R-12. HC-12a provides better cooling than an R-12 system retrofitted to R-134a, with much greater energy efficiency as well. Unlike R-134a, HC-12a is completely compatible with the hoses and oils used in R-12 systems, making the conversion much easier to accomplish. HC-12a is also patent-free due to its non-synthetic nature."

https://www.amazon.com/Cans-REDTEK-R...eywords=HC+12a
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