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AC delete in an RC

Postby underscore » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:54 am

Hey guys, I'm trying to get the AC out of my RC, I've already got the pump off the block and the two lines that were attached to it removed, as well as the AC fan. The front bumper is now off and I've realised that the intercooler sits in front of the AC, with another small cooler bolted to the right side of it (I was originally under the impression that the AC was at the very front).

My question is as follows: what is the easiest way to remove the AC at this point? can it be done without dumping the intercooler water, the engine coolant and whatever else is running through the cooler in front of everything? what the heck do I remove, as it looks like everything is blocked in on all sides.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby tubasteve » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:08 am

underscore wrote:Hey guys, I'm trying to get the AC out of my RC, I've already got the pump off the block and the two lines that were attached to it removed, as well as the AC fan. The front bumper is now off and I've realised that the intercooler sits in front of the AC, with another small cooler bolted to the right side of it (I was originally under the impression that the AC was at the very front).

My question is as follows: what is the easiest way to remove the AC at this point? can it be done without dumping the intercooler water, the engine coolant and whatever else is running through the cooler in front of everything? what the heck do I remove, as it looks like everything is blocked in on all sides.



The coolers in front are p/s, and Trans coolers. I think that's it.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby temperacerguy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:25 am

He has an RC, so he also needs to remove the A/W heat exchanger.

No, you need to pull those all off... it's not a big deal though. with the power steering pump cooler and the tranny cooler, just unbolt them from the frame and pivot them out of the way.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby tubasteve » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:30 am

He also thought the condencer is in front. i was kindly stating what was in front of that.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby underscore » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:08 pm

yeah I remember being told that there was no point in hooking up the intercooler sprayer if the AC was still there, because the AC was in front of the WTA. So now how do I go about dropping the intercooler and then the AC? I'm assuming start pulling bolts and eventually the bottom edge will swing out so I can pull it down?

Also what is the metal cylinder sitting vertically and in front of the right edge of the intercooler? It looks like part of the AC system so I can remove it?
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby underscore » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:22 pm

Oh and does anyone have the procedure for burping the intercooler once I put everything back together?
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby Corey » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:42 pm

Does the cylinder have a red or black cap which protrudes out of the right side of the plastic cooling panel? If so, its part of the AC and can go.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby ALLensTRAC » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:05 pm

The metal cylinder you speak of is the reciever/dryer and can be thrown out. Its purpose is to collect moisture in the AC system.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby underscore » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:08 pm

it doesn't have a cap on the top nozzle and my cooling panel is MIA, I'm pretty sure the drivers front corner of the car got a bit crunched at one point :(

Thanks Allen, I'll yank it out then.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby awolo » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:42 pm

Is there a right up anywhere about removing the AC in my ST185?

I don't use it and would like to get it out of there.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby Corey » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:15 pm

There is a write up with pictures on www.gtfours.co.uk under "how-to"

I can't give you a direct link, it wont work. But it takes 5 seconds to find in the drop down menu on the left.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby awolo » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:55 pm

Is the gtfours.uk.co site down?

I need to to see a write up on AC removal. The last part that shows which connector to wire so my Radiator fan stop running constantly.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby Corey » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:45 am

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

Hmm doesn't work on my phone either.

The connector u need to bridge is the pressure switch located on the hardline as it enters the firewall. Just use a wire inserted into 2 of the 4 pins in the connector - wide wise, not narrow.

Other option is to remove sensor from hardline and leave it plugged into connector
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby awolo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:06 am

Yeah, it just keeps taking me to some default site.

I'm trying to find that picture of the connector though, as I'm not exactly sure which one it is.

My plan is to wire it up with a switch. This way I can turn it on whenever I would like, (track days/AutoX), but then also just turn it off for normal DD use.
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Re: AC delete in an RC

Postby michicop » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:08 pm

I´m about to remove my AC in a few weeks. There are some people interested, is it posible to install the AC in a T18 which wasn´t equipped with that?
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