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PostSubject: ac delete   ac delete kit EmptyMon Aug 16, 2010 4:46 pm

Hi guys, anyone know if i can use an ac delete system in a 95 sc motor? My clutch is shoot and i dont ever us ac so this not a big deal. I do work at a machine shop so could fab up something to make it work but just looking for some help from the pros. Thanks dunno
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PostSubject: Re: ac delete kit   ac delete kit EmptyMon Aug 16, 2010 5:35 pm

95rivy wrote:
Hi guys, anyone know if i can use an ac delete system in a 95 sc motor? My clutch is shoot and i dont ever us ac so this not a big deal. I do work at a machine shop so could fab up something to make it work but just looking for some help from the pros. Thanks dunno

Yes you can and no you should not. You live in (green, lush and humid) upstate NY - you only THINK you don't use AC...

On this car, you can put on an AC Delete pulley. They are available, VERY easy to find (just use Google Shopping "AC Bypass Pulley 1996 buick riviera" and cheap, $27 - $45 depending on how hard you wanna shop.

However, I would fix the AC. Especially all spring and all fall in upstate NY, (I live in Finger Lakes area) the AC is needed to defog the windows. If you don't have AC then when it's rainy out and you are driving around with the windows up your car windows will fog up and you won't be able to get/keep them clear enough to see. Unless maybe you and all your passengers hold your breath... but that causes other problems. I mean, I'm not your parent, spouse or boss so I have no business telling you what to do and I'm not. I'm just sayin' deleting the AC on this car is usually a bad idea 'cause the windows can be impossible to keep clear otherwise.

IIRC to save money I think you can replace the clutch only using a kit you can "rent" from AutoZone - but let's find someone who's actually done that clutch thing on a Riv. Anyone?

I realize that paying someone to replace your AC compressor with a new one will run $475 or more. Even a junkyard one would probably be $350 if someone else does the work. However, the only way I can think the AC Delete is not a bad idea is if you're driving it for racing only, in which case you probably would not be asking the question you asked. If you can do the work yourself the cost will be about 1/2. If you get the compressor from a junkyard it costs only a little more to replace the compressor as it does to put on a bypass. Some junkyards warranty parts. You can "rent" the critical tools for free essentially (AC vacuum pump and gauge set) from many AutoZone or Advance Auto stores.

please let us all know what you decide.

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PostSubject: Re: ac delete kit   ac delete kit EmptyMon Aug 16, 2010 6:48 pm

Thanks for the advice, its never a bad idea to voice your opinion. I was thinking about doing just the clutch, but what if the compressor is bad, then im back to square one. A junkyard part may not be a bad idea, i would be worried about the condition of a used one but you just never know. I can do the work myself, not a problem there and the ac has not worked since April with no trouble. So i guess im just not sure what to do. The ac delete would be the cheapest of the bunch and money is tight, so maybe this could be a temp fix until i can get enough for a reman and do it up the right way.
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PostSubject: Re: ac delete kit   ac delete kit EmptyMon Aug 16, 2010 7:13 pm

IF you do the delete , don't pull all the hard lines into the firewall or yank the wiring. you might want the AC back some day. i deleted the AC on an Acura i had,moved from NY to las vegas,and never felt dumber.to top it off,i pulled everything related to the AC. everything!
on another note,the 6cyl Acura engine spooled up a whole lot quicker without the drag there.
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PostSubject: Re: ac delete kit   ac delete kit EmptyMon Aug 16, 2010 9:40 pm

95rivy wrote:
Thanks for the advice, its never a bad idea to voice your opinion. I was thinking about doing just the clutch, but what if the compressor is bad, then im back to square one. A junkyard part may not be a bad idea, i would be worried about the condition of a used one but you just never know. I can do the work myself, not a problem there and the ac has not worked since April with no trouble. So i guess im just not sure what to do. The ac delete would be the cheapest of the bunch and money is tight, so maybe this could be a temp fix until i can get enough for a reman and do it up the right way.

Auto warranty companies have caused the quality of junkyard parts to go up somewhat, money being tight you might seriously consider getting a junkyard compressor from a good dismantler. What tends to happen is they tend to be able to tell which parts on a scrapped car are good versus which are junk. Their business depends on a repuation for good used parts. Odds are if you contact a good dismantler you'll get a decent one and it may even come with a warranty (30-90-180-365 days, or 'customer satisfaction' depending on the yard). To get referral to a decent dismantler in your area, try asking at one or 2 used-car-only lots. Used parts is part of how they keep their margins.

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PostSubject: ac delete kit   ac delete kit EmptyTue Oct 26, 2010 7:43 pm

Whazzz up guys..Just a heads up to all the series 1 owners, if you plan on buying the ac delete kit from zzp, you will have to modify it. The pulley stuck out about an 1/4 inch to far. So to fix this i was able to chuck it up on a lathe and turn the hub back. Now it fits like a glove. Glad to have my car not screaming at me to get the bad compressor out. gripe A happy car is a good car...
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