It's a new to me Vdub. PO ripped off the lower AC Hose and not sure how long that was open to atmosphere. I replaced the hose and o-rings, blowing out the condenser as well. I tried to evac and charge myself using gauges but without luck. High pressure was way too high. Then took it to an AC shop that I have used in the past and the compressor stopped working. I replaced the Compressor with a "so called rebuilt" one from ebay and new drier. Took it back tot the AC shop and the compressor clutch has a short. Slightly pissed at that point as I took a couple days to install it. Anyways, need to replace the compressor but going thru a known vendor instead of taking my chances with hack ebay sellers. I still got the original and it's an OEM Bosch. Just looking to make sure I get the right one.Most i have seen are made by Sanden; there should be a sticker on the original with the vw and manufacturer part numbers on it.
What are the current issues with your a/c; have you done any troubleshooting or testing, hooked up some a/c gauges?
2001 1.8 Turbo Auto. I do know I can go off the OEM part number but not looking to buy a $900 compressor for a $900 car, lol. Just need to get the AC working. I would think any compressor for my year, make and model would work but it's the engine code specification that has me stumped.
Great find. I'll check this out.FCPEURO, has a Nissens compressor listed for your car, which has good reviews; at about $200, the next step up is a oem Denso part @ almost $400 and they offer a lifetime warranty, on all the parts they sell.
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