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Posted by Malcolm on June 07, 2002 at 22:42:39:

In Reply to: Has anybody upgraded the 1988 M5 Air Conditioning posted by Jim E. on June 05, 2002 at 15:41:35:

The A/C systems in the E28 are an afterthought on BMW's part. Assuming your system is in proper working condition, I can' think of anything you could reasonably do to make it better. Mine is in good condition and can barely cope with the Texas heat.

One thing to check is the heat shield that should be between the compressor and the exhaust manifold. These shields are a poor design and often break off due to metal fatigue.

Converting to R134a refrigerant will just make it worse, as R134a is an inferior coolant to the original R12.

'88 M5
'98 328i

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