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Re: Burning up! (archive)

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Posted by Doug on June 26, 2000 at 10:14:51:

In Reply to: Burning up! posted by Marco on June 23, 2000 at 14:30:41:

Hey Marco, I did a retrofit conversion to R134 system a few weeks back. I think that your best bet is to find out if your compressor is still good. This means having an auto a/c place top the system off with the original R12 "freon" (assuming that you still have the factory compressor) this may be all you need. Have them add some colored dye when they top off with R12 so that you'll know where it's leaking from if it leaks. If you have a leak at a seal that's easy but if it's the compressor you'll have to replace. Since replacing with new BMW compressor and staying with the R12 is sooo expensive, I used after market compressor that utilizes the "new" R134 gas. Two compressor that can be used are Sanden and Seltec brands. Sanden has a web site that you can contact and they will give you local distributors. I payed around $200. for the compressor, $70. for a mounting bracket, $40. for a new receiver/dryer, and $30. for a new hose fittings (necessary for conversion)- all together just under $400.Hope this helps....


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