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Can I replace my '91 AC compressor with a '88?

 
Old 11-25-2007, 07:47 PM
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Porsche, in their infinate wisdom, changed the AC compressor for '90 and '91. The main bracket didn't change, but the compressor did. Mine is probably toast - certainly needs a rebuild. I have a line on a really cheap compressor from an '88. Just wondering if there is any reason why this wouldn't work for me. Anyone know for sure?
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:38 PM
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I guess the big question is, how much are you talking about in terms of a price difference? It also leaves a lot of other questions. What is the condition of the rest of the system, mainly the lines? The only reason I would think that it may not work are the lines that plug into the compressor.
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No problem Andrew. You do have to use the '88 hoses.
That is what I have been running for the last 4 years. I do think that the later 10 cylinder compressors are not as reliable as the older 6 cylinder compressors.
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Ahhh I see. I'll look into the '88 hoses then. Thanks for the info!
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Andrew,
I have a rebuilt set of 87 hoses ready to go on an exchange basis if that helps.
I will make them as cheap as possible for a great Rennlister like you and if you promise to sign the WOR calenders for the Cowboys v Forgot there name competition.
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