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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by cullensy, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. cullensy

    cullensy New Member

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    so my ac compressor has had it, so i went to get a new one and was told there not making them anymore but they are doing one run of them in january $1300 *ucking bit steep for a compressor what else could i get one off id rather a new one instead of forking out for a second hand one then for it to fail on me 6 months down the track??
     
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    Can your old one be rebuilt with new bearings and seals etc... ?
     
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    Is it the same Sanden unit like it is on the V6? I can get them a lot cheaper than $1300 and AFAIK they can still be bought.
     
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    nah it not ribbed its a v belt
     
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    Any compressor that can be made to fit the engine and piping will work. That's because an air conditioner's cooling ability is based on fluid volume in combination with condenser and evaporator sizes, not so much the compressor itself. Any good aircon place will be able to either adapt something from another vehicle (cheaper) or simply rebuild your current one (cost more).

    I'm not sure whether the Holden unit is a reciprocating or rotary compressor but the later type is better if you "MacGyver" something. So give it some consideration as you may be able to save lots by buying some brackets and an easily available compressor.
     
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    Plenty out there that have a v-belt, like skylarking said change out the system that's close to yours, just modify the support bracket to fit, grab the hoses that fit the new compressor and take them to a hydraulic place to clamp a joiner to your T valve fitting end, also because its so old replace the condenser and dryer and if your keen replace the evaporator. Or pay to have yours recondition but replace the dryer as its a must.
     
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    ^ plenty aircon businesses out their that will do such.

    I've had a mitsubishi compressor put in my toyota cause i had the mitzi compressor and i'm cheap ;) Worked better than the original which like OP was no longer available at a reasonable price :eek:
     
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    u can still get them for a vs 111 or vt 5ltr for around $400 but there ribbed pulley i was thinking of switch the pulleys over to ribbed but then id have to switch everything im not that keen on that but maybe ill have too
     
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    ^ swicth the compressor ribbed for a v pully ;)
     
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