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Old 05 Apr 2011, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i want 2 get rid of my air con how do u go about doing it if i take the pump off will i need a diffrent belt if so witch 1 my car is a sti import 1996 pre face lift help would b great thanks
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Old 05 Apr 2011, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: air con

Just take the belt off, it'll be fine. Unbolt everything, pump, pipes, rad...and then follow it back to the dash through the bulkhead.
I took mine out last year and all good !!
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Old 06 Apr 2011, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just take the belt off, it'll be fine. Unbolt everything, pump, pipes, rad...and then follow it back to the dash through the bulkhead.
I took mine out last year and all good !!
May be a stupid question because I dont know much about car engines and I was thinking of doing the same thing, but can you explain why the radiator needs to be removed just to take air con out?

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Old 06 Apr 2011, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: air con

probably means the air con condenser radiator in front of normal radiator maybe im wrong!!
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Spot on mate, its the small rad in front of your main cooling rad. Follow the pipes from the AC pump if you're not sure. Also forgot to mention you will need to de gas it first. There is a screw on the pipe near the AC pump, unwind it and let the gas out. Nasty stuff kills the ozone !
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Spot on mate, its the small rad in front of your main cooling rad. Follow the pipes from the AC pump if you're not sure. Also forgot to mention you will need to de gas it first. There is a screw on the pipe near the AC pump, unwind it and let the gas out. Nasty stuff kills the ozone !

Nasty is right only bonus means warmer summer if ozone weakens more
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