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A/C compressor mounting - which way up (1988)


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Just fitted my new A/C compressor, but I used the manual as a reference for orientation.

Then I looked at photos of what it looked like before I took the old one off and I see it was fitted 90 degrees rotated from what the manual says.. GRRRRRR

Anyone got any photos of theirs? Does it matter?(Assuming hoses are long enough to get there).

1. This is how it was originally installed: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FrVe4FvFVnGpNoEtpb3ceA?feat=directlink

2. This is how I put the new one on (as per manual) : http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mtgWTt28ebnXJtN7C9sxFQ?feat=directlink

I found one photo on the forum that shows it in position 1 for another 88 car. Maybe the manual is wrong?

Steve

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I have an 88 Esprit turbo and I have noticed in a couple of instances that the manual does not apply. I think there must have been some subtle differences - clutch slave cylinder adjustment for instance. I went by the book but had to fall back on the adjustment set up on the car. Also, gear change mechanism which is set up differently from the book

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I did the exact same thing when I had my engine out and replaced the A/C compressor. I never hooked it back up when I put my car together so I don't know if the lines will reach. Just wanted to let you know you weren't the only one to follow the manual. :sofa: Really pissed me off when I realized it..

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Just fitted my new A/C compressor, but I used the manual as a reference for orientation.

Then I looked at photos of what it looked like before I took the old one off and I see it was fitted 90 degrees rotated from what the manual says.. GRRRRRR

I found one photo on the forum that shows it in position 1 for another 88 car. Maybe the manual is wrong?

I had a look at mine, it's got the hoses connected at the right hand side -, not on the top. If the hoses fit it shouldn't matter though. have you put the new V-belt on yet - did you swear much ? wallbash.gif

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Hey guys,

Thanks for all the feedback. I conclude that the manual is wrong and therefore I've got my compressor on wrong.

That means another afternoon to pull it off and put it back again. Hose position is better on the side than top.

Damn it! Wish I'd bothered to come indoors and check my old photos first!!

And yes I swore a lot. And my arms are full of scratches and bruises.

The belt was OK - its a new one by previous owner so I did not have to renew!

Getting to the bolts is really bad. I've got a cheap ratchet that only gives me one sloppy click in the space available for the top side bolts.

I also noticed that my cheap ring spanners are too thick - the good quality ones are nice and thin and give you a better chance.

Seems you need to invest in good quality tools if you are going to work on your own Lotus.

Oh well, try again next weekend!!

Steve

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