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Author Topic: Anyone What A Laugh  (Read 2933 times)

Offline bestfc01

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Anyone What A Laugh
« on: April 29, 2016, 11:21:02 AM »
As in the previous thread my car went in for a re-gas this morning as the air-con wasn't really that cold, and the climatron was flashing on start up.

Just had this back from the mechanic, i've just checked and confirm its right

One of the previous owners removed the air-con compressor off the aux. belt.
They then replace the aux. belt with a smaller belt.
Left all the cables/pipes dangling

It extremely unfortunate but you cant do anything but laugh.

I just love the fact someone spend time taking the belt off, removing the compressor, sourcing a new belt, re-installing the new below.

Logic of some people.  LOL
Well at least this explains why my aux. belt sometimes slips on start-up

Just glade its chain driven



Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 12:02:43 PM »
Yes it's incredible what lengths some people will go to, unfortunately the compressors are prone to seizing up or the clutch disintegrating, sounds like that's whats happened here and instead of making a proper repair they've just bypassed the whole thing!  ::)
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Offline bestfc01

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 01:04:54 PM »
It sure is.

For the price of a second hand compressor (30 - 40) that's got to be either the same price or less than a new aux. belt.

I'm glade i know now rather than coming to replace the aux. belt at a later stage to find out i the original is no good

I'm going to assume the belt i would need if and when replacing would be for a 2.3 that didnt come factory fitted with air-con.


Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 02:14:45 PM »
To the best of my knowledge all Mk2 Galaxies intended for the European market were fitted with air con as standard, I don't think they made a version without.
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Offline bestfc01

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 02:48:55 PM »
Ahhhh dont tell me that  ;D

Your completely right just did a quick autotrader check and from 2001 > the LX models has air conditioning.

What belt did they replace it with.

Is this likely to do any harm? The car is chain driven

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 03:15:29 PM »
They must have used either trial and error getting a bet to fit or used one from a different ford engine with similar set up?

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 03:44:32 PM »
Anyone got the number for cowboy mechanics  LOL

Ah, so if my aux. belt fails i'm going to have to foot the bill of a new condenser, or do a bodge job.

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2016, 05:39:34 PM »
If you still have belt then take to match up against a new one or if no belt use some string around the belt run to get a rough size sky out can match it up.

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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 05:44:22 PM »
Or get a replacement compressor and reinstate the proper set up!  :P
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Re: Anyone What A Laugh
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 06:25:38 PM »
I did think just gettin new aux. belt and condersor however ive never really wanted to touch any of the belts

Im not much of a car mech. Computers are a doddle

That wound like a loot of hassle

 

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