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mascas on Fri August 31, 2007 4:45 PM User is offline

Year: 2001
Make: liebherr
Model: 922

I have a question that Im not sure about. can you mount a compressor on its side where the ports are coming out at 90 degrees from the top.. After I fabbed up a new mount bracket I have come to realize that the lines will not fit going in the top due to clearance problems..will the lines coming in the ports from the side cause a problem with the pump?

TRB on Fri August 31, 2007 9:42 PM User is offlineView users profile

Most auto a/c compressors can be mounted on the side. Which model of compressor do you plan to use?

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mascas on Tue September 04, 2007 12:01 PM User is offline

sanden 6665 is the compressor Im putting back on. The discharge side is tilted down past a 90 degree just a smidge..Im going to try it. I think I did this once with a cat loader and it seemed ok. Ill see.

ice-n-tropics on Wed September 05, 2007 3:15 PM User is offline

The #6665 is a SD5H14 which comes with 7 oz. of PAG in the crankcase. 7 oz is OK up to about 3 lb. of Freezon (R-134a) refrigerant. Your memory is spot on about CAT turning the oil plug below the horizon. It's no problem according to CAT and Sanden warrents the CAT application with the compressor turned 105 degees from up. either direction. We all would like to see your A/C installation.
Cordially,
Old IV guy

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mascas on Thu September 06, 2007 3:16 PM User is offline

Well My friends in profession, so far so good. I recieved my parts yesterday and installed them.Vac,charged bla bla and so far so good. No leaks,and blowing cold.Ill keep you guys posted on this as time goes on. We will see how it all works when the unit gets plugged with fluff and dirt.

mascas on Fri July 11, 2008 9:26 PM User is offline

Well gents long time no post...work has been busy.
I thought I would write to update you guys on the compressor question I had about mounting with ports off to the side and not verticle. The unit worked all last season. In the early fall the compressor locked up. I let it go with the heating part of my work ramping up. This year I brought the 922 back in and refabbed a new bracket and dropped the compressor down about three inches to allow me to bring the hoses up to the top of the compressor. It is blowing cold as ever and I havent heard another peep..
I cant be for sure that the mounting was the main problem ,The enviroment I work in could have contributed to the problem Im sure. Non the less I moved it to make sure.

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