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Ac removal help

Postby celigts » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:28 am

So I want the ac gone. How do I remove decompress the system without paying for it?

I can remove everything going to the compressor right?

I'm so new to doing my own work and laid off so I have the down time with the car so I'm taking this time to save some labour costs.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby athousandleaves » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:49 am

Pay someone to remove the refrigerant, don't screw up the planet.
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby bmt » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:58 am

AFTER you get the refrigerant removed. Go here,

http://www.gtfours.co.uk/

Look on the left menu, go to the How to, pull down menu. 8th on the list, Remove air con.

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Ac removal help

Postby celigts » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:38 am

bmt wrote:AFTER you get the refrigerant removed. Go here,

http://www.gtfours.co.uk/

Look on the left menu, go to the How to, pull down menu. 8th on the list, Remove air con.

Cheers :D


This is just what I needed :D gonna try this out this week and I'll just be leaving the ac pump in cuz I can't change the belt or pulley yet. I should be fine doing this right?
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby bmt » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:56 am

celigts wrote:
bmt wrote:AFTER you get the refrigerant removed. Go here,

http://www.gtfours.co.uk/

Look on the left menu, go to the How to, pull down menu. 8th on the list, Remove air con.

Cheers :D


This is just what I needed :D gonna try this out this week and I'll just be leaving the ac pump in cuz I can't change the belt or pulley yet. I should be fine doing this right?


Yup, but do get rid of it asap it's redundant and weighs alot and still puts drag on your motor which saps POWER!! :shoots:
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby loudstealthGT-Four » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:14 am

bmt wrote:
celigts wrote:
bmt wrote:AFTER you get the refrigerant removed. Go here,

http://www.gtfours.co.uk/

Look on the left menu, go to the How to, pull down menu. 8th on the list, Remove air con.

Cheers :D


This is just what I needed :D gonna try this out this week and I'll just be leaving the ac pump in cuz I can't change the belt or pulley yet. I should be fine doing this right?


Yup, but do get rid of it asap it's redundant and weighs alot and still puts drag on your motor which saps POWER!! :shoots:


The A/C pump only pulls power from the engine when the A/C is turned (On) inside the car. It just free spins when its turned (Off) and has no effect on the engine.
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby tommy8768 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:49 am

Why get rid of the AC? Are you building a full on race car? If not its stupid not to have it. Obviously you are not building a race car if you are new to wrenching on your ride...Leave it I say. Just add yourself another 50 horsepower to make up for it :)
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby Corey » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:26 pm

I didn't notice anything when it came to freeing up power. (When off ofcourse, which it was 90% of the year)

What I did notice was improvement in handling during initial turn in.

RC bumper helped alot, AC removal helped alot (the whole system is heavy), and ABS delete helped, and Smaller battery helped.

All that ads up to way way less understeer.

When I first purchased my car I went for a drive with a friend and his FD on some twisty roads. At one point while trying to keep pace with the FD, the Four damn near understeered off of the road.

Ive now removed over 170lbs from the front of the car. He has added 300 Hp to his RX7.

On twisty roads last weekend the Four did much much better at keeping pace in the corners. (Mind you the car was rolling about like a ship in high seas, but it didnt understeer once).

In the straights it was hopeless haha.

Just some food for thought - weight is the enemy in these cars.

Edit: Plus, removing weight is free (usually) :)
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Postby celigts » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:59 pm

Definitely good to hear there will be control gains from removing this. I'm in the process of removing it now and was nice having the gtfour forum to follow as a guide line.

Gonna get the room I need for the front mount :)

Question tho. What do I do with the oil cooler?
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Postby celigts » Sun May 06, 2012 4:54 pm

Got it all out. Some pics
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Postby celigts » Sun May 20, 2012 6:36 pm

tommy8768 wrote:Why get rid of the AC? Are you building a full on race car? If not its stupid not to have it. Obviously you are not building a race car if you are new to wrenching on your ride...Leave it I say. Just add yourself another 50 horsepower to make up for it :)


Lol! Na I wanna swap it out to make room for my fmic. I haven't really had the "luxury" of having working ac in the last 3 cars I've had so don't see why I'd wanna keep it :)

I did or do have trouble getting rid of 1/4 of the hose so it's just sitting in the bay cut lol but not coming out haha. Looks silly but no other options as i don't know how to get them out.
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby lumbercis » Sun May 20, 2012 11:45 pm

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Re: Ac removal help

Postby Corey » Mon May 21, 2012 3:28 am

That is a pretty cool experiment haha
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Re: Ac removal help

Postby loudstealthGT-Four » Mon May 21, 2012 9:23 am

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Postby celigts » Mon May 21, 2012 10:05 pm

Awesome experiment lol!
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