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Old 10-11-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question Removing SVTF AC

Has anyone done this?

I havenít really taken much time to look into it, but it just occurred to me. I was wondering the following things:

1.) Can the AC compressor be removed from the SVTF or is it part of the block?
2.) If it can be removed, about who much does it weigh?
3.) What will the situation with my accessory belt be if I remove the AC? Will I need a different size belt / different type of belt?
4.) Does the heat in the SVTF run off the compressor? Or anything else, besides the AC for that matter?
5.) About how much drag does the AC compressor put on the engine? On? Off?

Yes, I do live in PA and I know how the summers are around here but I really hate my AC, I almost never use it (only when my girlfriend turns it on) and AC in general really bothers me.

I would take it to an AC specialist to get the freon captured - so don't jump on me about that SVTMonkey. ; )

But, as you can see, I really know almost noting about the AC in this car, so any information would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 10-11-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like more hassle than what It worth. Can't imagine it would weigh more than 50lb total and Yeh, you would need a new belt.
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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^^ yeah im with seraphim on this one. I never use my A/C either. Only when my gf is in the car cuz she doesnt like to have the windows down and we always get an argument about the A/C.
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unless you had an idler pulley with bracked fabricated to replace the compressor, you would need a new belt. the compressor doesn't weight more than about 10 lbs I don't think. the heat does not run off the compressor, and the AC generates almost no drag when it's turned off. when it's turned on, it generally eats up about 10-15% of your tq/hp, though at WOT, it's supposed to automatically turn off to improve your acceleration
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i see no point really, not going to gain hardly anything at all from removing it.
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actually, i think the windshield defrost runs off the compressor. anytime you turn it on the compressor seems to kick on.
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you're right^^
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Sounds like more hassle than what It worth. Can't imagine it would weigh more than 50lb total and Yeh, you would need a new belt.
one less belt for the engine to turn. Think about that?
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one less belt for the engine to turn. Think about that?
There is only one belt...
Now, if you mean pulley...

though at WOT, it's supposed to automatically turn off to improve your acceleration
Now that ^^^ I've experienced pulling a pass at WOT.
There was a noticeable difference in the air temperature coming out the vents after a few seconds.
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^^ yeah im with seraphim on this one. I never use my A/C either. Only when my gf is in the car cuz she doesnt like to have the windows down and we always get an argument about the A/C.
damn....SAME EXACT STORY WITH ME hahah and i hate it everytime...well now i kinda got used to it...but i prefer alot more to ride with my windows down than to have the ac on...
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