What is the useable life of a part? A rebuilt part is only as good as the parts used in its rebuild and the performance of rebuilt and even remanufactured A6 dash AC compressors has proven out they can no longer be relied upon when reworking the system.if your motor still has one of these hanging off the passenger side of your motor just understand when that thing comes apart it will contaminate the rest of your AC system with metal pieces and then EVERYTHING will need to be cleaned out to install a better compressor. If the system is not completely cleaned up the next compressor will suck up metal from the last failure and guess what….you will do it again!
What to replace it with? Lift the hood on your late model car and see if you can pick out the Sanden rotary compressor. It looks like thisand once this rotary compressor is installed with the adapter bracket you can see, you will have 1 less wort. Cost? That’s the good news, after the adapter bracket of @ $130, a NEW compressor cost of @ $150 then a drier @ $60, flush, draw down and refill the system with R134 the outcome will be more reliable and pull far less hp from your motor.
We have one of the last A6 compressor installs coming back today. Yep, the compressor threw apart on the first trip to the keys…….yes, we installed it but I will not take responsibility for these Crap parts we have to deal with today. Understand fault on failures cannot be solely put on the poor bastard that had to put the Crap in! As a member of the community I want to help but is all the liability place on one person. Let me put it this way, I will never install another A6 a.c. compressor……that’s my lesson out of this. We will break even and change out, clean out and charge up the system. Old Motorhomes and old parts are just that. Fixing old stuff does not always mean its fixed……..its the parts…..the wild card in the process. 90 days on most parts and the replacing of the parts tell only half the story……. Who pays the labor? Hey, the customer doesn’t want to do that and paying to do repairs like this is what has us hamstrung! There isn’t enough profit to do something twice………you want to believe someone has done you wrong but it may not be true and we get screwed more than you will believe when this happens. We can make any income redoing things……the customers are certainly not happy bringing the coach back……..the parts house can’t do anything…….their suppliers we 80 days and that’s where the cookie crumbles! So when something like this happens to you, don’t bow up at the shop, they hate this probably more than you!
A 45 year old spring lets go on a brake system and the brake job is for nothing. This is why you will buy NEW hardware and adjuster spring sets whenever we do brakes……..I mean you REALLY don’t want to have to mess with brake failures………… And when the dash AC blows out in the summer…..in Florida trust me NO ONE is happy!
So look at each repair on your coach as an opportunity to make that system better and add reliability. Just cause they did it this way before is absolutely NO excuse. So when getting something worked on see what is available to make that fix better.
The Honda is in the holeof the Revcon. Being next to the door is kinda different with the exhaust and muffler crossing under the coach to the driver side. An interesting connection to the new Hondahey but the guts will get it……..Doing colored led string lights in Mr. Clean today……stay tuned for thatThe day is on and I need to move on…..see ya tomorrow