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Is it possible to get the AC to work on a 1981 Esprit or should i remove all the parts?

I have heard thah old AC dont work with the new coolant stuf (dont know the right word...)0

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1 hour ago, sunste said:

Is it possible to get the AC to work on a 1981 Esprit or should i remove all the parts?

I have heard thah old AC dont work with the new coolant stuf (dont know the right word...)0

Found this http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EMaintenance/AC_Charging.html

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No reason it shouldnt work unless it has a big leak somewhere? First thing is to get it vacuum tested for leaks. Im in the process of trying to get mine up and running again which hasnt worked since i bought the car due to a massive leak.

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Dont remove it - There is a good chance a big leak will simply be a hose, although the compressor seal will probably also be junk too

R134a works absolutely fine in the Esprit  

Have a look at this thread'

Project A/C R12 to R134 in a G car

 

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Thank you guys, I’ll try to fit it then. Most of it is on the side of the car right now 😉

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Inspect and pressure-test the condenser(s), especially if they’re old. Their position makes them vulnerable to corrosion and a common source of leakage.


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Just my opinion, but Please don't remove it. Anything can be repaired, resale value is usually indicative of such items not working & worse yet "removed". I've always steered clear from "removed" systems (regardless of lame excuses like "it's lighter", better for track use, less worries etc.). Besides, Esprit A/C systems aren't actually that complicated say, such as older Porsche 911's (& I've got one of those) with sorted A/C & love it!

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As long as it’s possible to get it to work Ill give it a try!

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Does anyone know what kind of v-belt i can use, Lotus nr a907e9333f.

I have 3 old ones, but dont know wich to use...

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