Model: Civic Si
Engine Size: 1.6L
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Country of Origin: United States
Like the title says I have a question about the AC kit for my vehicle. Basically when I purchased the car the a/c was removed, well at least most of it. The relays and everything else is there. The only things missing from the system are half of the lines,condensor,compressor,drier,mounting bracket,etc.. I was thinking about it and figured that since it was a 17 year old car now that I might be better off replacing the whole system rather than getting new lines from the junk yard. Do you think thats the correct logic?
I was also wondering if the kit is a full replacement and I dont need any extra lines or anything. Does it work with the factory switch? Thanks again for the help looking forward to not sweating in Las Vegas 110f weather.
Our after market kit was designed for the vehicle that did not have a/c. With that said, it should work fine but you may have to address any issues between an a/c vehicle and no a/c vehicle.
I was just thinking of something that worked in my head. What if I bought the universal mount/universal compressor/universal condensor/dryer that come with the kit . Could I just make my own lines that would match up with my current oem ones. Then once it was all connected it would work like factory? Just something that popped in my head cause the factory OEM Saden compressor has some annoying connections vs the screw on fittings that your system uses. I needed to make custom lines anyhow for the car to route them around my turbocharger and the screw on system is much easier to make that happen.
Let me know if this seems viable, much appreciated.
With turbo, you're going to need a custom condenser and possibly compressor. Everything else I'd try to use stock. Take your evaporator out (if still there) and flush it. The evaporator box is easily removed through the glove compartment. Then take the evaporator out of the box and disconnect TXV to flush evaporator. Lines from the junkyard would be fine to start with. You can have different ends welded on.
Edited: Mon May 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM by mk378
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