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How do these two compressors compare?

ScotY on Fri June 27, 2008 3:07 AM User is offlineView users profile

Can anyone tell me how the two compressors below compare? I am interested in the performance specs, are they different designs, which one works better, more efficient, etc. Aside from physical differences, are they comparable? I don't know how compressors are rated so I don't exactly know how to ask the question. Hope I'm being somewhat clear enough for the experts to offer some advice.

1. Seltec model # TM-13HS, body #500630-8123

2. Nippondenso 10P08E (I think that's the number, it's faded and difficult to read)



If you're wondering why I need to know this, keep reading below...

The reason I want to know how these compressors compare is because I am using the Seltec compressor now. I am planning a motor swap and the new motor has the Nippondenso compressor on it. It would be easier to use the ND compressor, provided I can either find a version with "normal" aftermarket style fittings OR find a way to adapt to those weird OEM fittings. The ND compressor is old and needs to be replaced, so I'll need to get a new one. I would prefer to stay with the same case style so I don't have to modify the mounts.

Thanks, Scot

ScotY on Fri June 27, 2008 3:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Anyone have any idea how these compressors compare? Are they comparable in performance? The ND is physically smaller, which is a plus for me in this situation.

Here's a picture of the ND compressor. It has OEM style connections.
http://www.autoacforum.com/forumimages/016.JPG


Here's a picture of the Seltec compressor that I got from AMA for my Suzuki Samurai A/C kit. It uses "standard" fittings. Is there a way to adapt the ND compressor to use standard fittings?
http://www.autoacforum.com/forumimages/011.JPG

Runboy on Sat June 28, 2008 11:59 AM User is offline

As for the output of the 10PO8E, I think it is listed somewhere on the Nippondenso site. For the fittings, I am running the 10PO8E on my air colled vw that I put together my own a/c system for. I asked for the compressor from an 89 Suzuki Samurai and it has "standard aftermarket" type hose fittings. I believe the are #8 and #10 o-ring. The top block on the compressor is changable depending on the hose type for you application. I think the later Samurai's/Sidekicks and Geo Tracker/Metro's us a block fitting or something else on this compressor. Mine also has a single groove pulley which I was given the option when purchased. There is a guy on ebay that had them rebuilt for like $155 no Core charge and they throw in a bottle of oil and a drier. I think their seller ID is A9Star or something close to that.
Hope this helps,
Mike

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89' F-350 Crew Cab 7.3L Banks Turbo

2000 E-series Condenser, R134 Converted with Orange Orifice Tube
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Runboy on Sat June 28, 2008 12:21 PM User is offline

Looks like they have a rebuilt compressor here on this site as well. Maybe shoot them an email and see what is available for fittings and clutches.
Mike

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89' F-350 Crew Cab 7.3L Banks Turbo

2000 E-series Condenser, R134 Converted with Orange Orifice Tube
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