jbspeed86 said:This is for all you guys that have taken out your A/C. Has it actually given you a performance gain? And if it has, do you think its because of the weight drop or because there is one less thing for your engine to turn. I kinda dont want to lose my A/C so I was thinking that I could run a shorter belt and route it around the compressor (obviously in the months that i dont use it) if its not the weight that makes the differnce. Well anyone, please just let me know if you think the amount of power you have gained from removing it is actually worth losing the luxury of air conditioning. thanx a lot
mccoigk said:By the way-
You may be tempted to remove the AC system (piping, wiring, condensor, blah blah blah) but leave the compressor mounted until you figure out if your going to bypass, move the power steering pump, or whatever.
Just make sure if you do leave the compressor mounted that its not still turning from the serpentine belt. I have a buddy who did the same thing you are thinking about and was lazy and left his compressor mounted with the serpentine still turning the compressor pulley. A few months later the compressor siezed on the highway and shredded the belt, which overheated the engine and drained the battery, and left him stranded for a few hours. :sterb:
jbspeed86 said:What would happen if you thought you got it all out but you didnt. What sort of problems are we lookin at?