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Since the A/C didn't work, and I could use that spot on the crank pulley...bye bye a/c! While there was a small leak somewhere, the compressor did work. Its up for sale as well as anything else if anyone is interested.

I was surprised how easily it all came out. Did it over the course of two days since I was lazy. But considering I had never taken a bumper off a c900, and a few other things. I bet I could do it in a half an hour again.

P.S. I want T5 already.
 

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Great!
Who wants to bank roll a fmic for me?

also still need an exhaust. MikeD said he'd help me out with the downpipe.
 

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I would like the condenser if you didn't tear up the aluminum fittings trying to break the lines loose. You can also take out the drivers side radiator cooling fan as that is only for the A/C too. I'd guess it is about 8 more pounds!
 

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I would like the condenser if you didn't tear up the aluminum fittings trying to break the lines loose. You can also take out the drivers side radiator cooling fan as that is only for the A/C too. I'd guess it is about 8 more pounds!
Seems to be in good condition, looks great. No corrosion or fittings busted up. But no guarantee. PM me.

I'll be keeping the A/C fan. Since I jumped the connection for the pressure switch on the receiver/dryer. Whenever I press the A/C snowflake button on the dash, I get a 2nd aux fan!
 

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Seems to be in good condition, looks great. No corrosion or fittings busted up. But no guarantee. PM me.

I'll be keeping the A/C fan. Since I jumped the connection for the pressure switch on the receiver/dryer. Whenever I press the A/C snowflake button on the dash, I get a 2nd aux fan!
your welcome for that top tip!
 

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Mike, I would know about half of anything with out your help.

Always, thanks!
 

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Dan, I'm thinking of pulling the AC from the black SPG. Is removal pretty straight forward? Anything to watch out for or lessons learned? Thanks in advance.

PS - how much does all that weigh?!
 

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It was wicked easy. Legit it started as I was just poking around. Starting unbolting things, and one thing led to another and boom it was all out.

Just make sure you got some good/large adjustable pliers or a nice set of wrenches to break free the fittings. Everything else was smooth sailing. A/C compressor is held on by 2 allen head bolts, and one bolt by the alternator. But that one bolt you just have to loosen and you can pull the entire bracket up and out. It slides out. The idler pulley is just held on by two bolts as well.

Pull out the lines, the dryer/receiver is held on by one bolt.

The evaporator is held in by the 4 torx screws that hold on the black cover to it. Yank it out. And make a cover plate for its openwholyness.

You need to take off the bumper to get to the condenser. Its not hard at all. 2 more allen head bolts. The condenser is held on by 2 torx up top, and two bolts on the bottom. Slides down and out.

I'd estimate the total weight being somewhere around 45 pounds. But I could be a bit high on that number.(or low, since i'm wicked strong;))
 

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I wasn't going to push the radiator around at all. Taking off the bumper was easy, and made pulling it out easier. and Yup, the condenser is definitely <4lbs. But it gives room for a fmic and aux lights ;)
 

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Well I was....but sadly...not for those reasons :(

.... at least not yet :D
 

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Its up to you.

Its not part of the evaporator, but at the same time, when you remove the evaporator, you're exposing the entire air ducting system to the engine bay heat/fumes/stuff.

So yes, you can screw it back on..and get all the engine bay fumes in your car. Or you can take the 10 minutes to make a blocking plate. I chose the latter.
 
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