Notices

AC Evaporator Replacement Time

 
Old 03-06-2013, 05:27 PM
  #16  
Quadcammer
Super User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Clifton, NJ
Posts: 12,676
Default

Originally Posted by Linnm View Post
Something to think about--the Porsche Evaporator, made by Behr, sells for a liittle over $1000. autoHausAz sells them for $391.87! It is made by Behr and is the same part
same crappy part unfortunately
Quadcammer is offline  
Old 03-06-2013, 11:48 PM
  #17  
Georj
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 42
Default

Just to get an idea, I got a quote from a Porsche dealer in the Bay Area. The total cost including parts, labor, freon, etc. was around $3500. The evaporator alone was $1800, not $1000.

Georj
Georj is offline  
Old 03-07-2013, 12:31 AM
  #18  
Christian J
User
 
Christian J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 435
Default

my local dealer wanted $3500 just to change the compressor!
Christian J is offline  
Old 03-07-2013, 11:33 AM
  #19  
griffiths
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
griffiths's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 925
Default

Attached Images  
griffiths is offline  
Old 03-07-2013, 11:45 AM
  #20  
Falcondrivr
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Falcondrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,830
Default

Originally Posted by griffiths View Post
Go with this. I live in Florida. I know from whence I speak.
Falcondrivr is offline  
Old 03-07-2013, 10:32 PM
  #21  
Don't lift
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Don't lift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 186
Default

I am also in need to replace my AC Evaporator. Been reading up on all the threads and information....
I'm still not 100% sure which replacement evaporator I should use and why??
1) Original factory one
2) Kuehl Serpentine Evaporator
All comments and information is truly appreciated ! TIA
-----------------
'97 Blk/Blk C2S
Don't lift is offline  
Old 03-07-2013, 11:56 PM
  #22  
e3photo
User
 
e3photo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Franklin, Tenn.
Posts: 1,549
Default

Originally Posted by Don't lift View Post
I am also in need to replace my AC Evaporator. Been reading up on all the threads and information....
I'm still not 100% sure which replacement evaporator I should use and why??
1) Original factory one
2) Kuehl Serpentine Evaporator
All comments and information is truly appreciated ! TIA
-----------------
'97 Blk/Blk C2S
I have done this three times. 2 of my cars,and 1 for a friend. 993 Kuehl Serpentine Evaporator all 3 times. It is a good product with a 3 year warranty. I can't figure why you would pay more for a dealer part that is no better,in my opinion. I also sourced parts for an 88 from the same company,and was very pleased with the quality. I have no affiliation. I try and do all my work,and I try to go the most cost effective route. I don't plan on doing it a 4th time,but I know where I would get my part.

Emerald
e3photo is offline  
Old 07-27-2014, 08:46 AM
  #23  
dlinzy993
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
dlinzy993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 87
Default

Can one remove the tank hoses instead of all the work associated to the Fuel Pump?? If i don't have to jack stand the front i can save half an hour and just be extra careful.

denny
dlinzy993 is offline  
Old 07-27-2014, 03:32 PM
  #24  
TexPorsche
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 102
Default

You have to disconnect the fuel pump from the tank. No other way to do it. Believe me, this is one of the easier steps. Make the investment in tools to lift car. I would also recommend replacing the dryer since the system is open and cleaning the condenser coil while the wheel well is out. Do not use high pressure on the coils. Just use domestic pressure no more than 80 psi and a degreaser like simple green. My condenser was filthy.
TexPorsche is offline  
Old 07-27-2014, 06:30 PM
  #25  
lowflying
User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Down South/Up North
Posts: 411
Default

Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
It's lengthy. A lot of labeling, unbolting and removing. The most frustrating part is working in the footwells to release the airbox, and then locating and removing the multiple screws and clips that hold the airbox together.

The gas tank tank comes out very easily.

I spent about four days, working off and on, from start to finish including recharging and tweaking pressures with the ac gauges.

Attachment 708960

I went with the behr unit from autohausaz, just under $400.

Attachment 708961
The issue with Behr (althou original) is the two dissimilar metals been brazed together (copper and alu) there where the leaks start. The best evaporator for the price is(ACM $150.00) is an all aluminum unit, which it is much more efficient since iit is all alu., the other one is the serpentine type which it is good but way to expensive at around $500.00, I have done a few of these ($150.00 ones) replacements without a hiccup.

Last edited by lowflying; 07-28-2014 at 06:58 PM.
lowflying is offline  
Old 07-27-2014, 08:21 PM
  #26  
nine9six
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
nine9six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal
Posts: 5,277
Default

I have an AC evap sitting in my garage...$200 plus shipping, if anyone is interested.
nine9six is offline  
Old 07-27-2014, 08:39 PM
  #27  
FlatSix911
Super User
 
FlatSix911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Los Altos, CA
Posts: 5,267
Default

Why not first try a product to stop the leak at the source?
I have had excellent results with Enviro-Safe products
http://www.es-refrigerants.com/produ...l4/details.asp
ProSeal XL4 is designed for repairing leaks in condensors, evaporators, copper line, and solder joints.
This product is an epoxy that reacts to water and air. When coming in contact with the atmosphere, it forms a seal over the leak.
If your system stays charged for one day when running, this product will fix most leaks that you may encounter.

FlatSix911 is offline  
Old 07-28-2014, 12:18 AM
  #28  
dlinzy993
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
dlinzy993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 87
Default

It would take a tube of silicone to stop the drip I have in mine, I have my doubts anything in a can will fix it.

At least that's always been my luck.
YMMV.

Denny
dlinzy993 is offline  
Old 07-28-2014, 02:49 PM
  #29  
FlatSix911
Super User
 
FlatSix911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Los Altos, CA
Posts: 5,267
Default

Originally Posted by Georj View Post
Just to get an idea, I got a quote from a Porsche dealer in the Bay Area.
The total cost including parts, labor, freon, etc. was around $3500. The evaporator alone was $1800, not $1000.

Georj
Before spending $3,500, try the ProSeal ...
FlatSix911 is offline  
Old 07-28-2014, 04:16 PM
  #30  
dlinzy993
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
dlinzy993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 87
Default

Originally Posted by lowflying View Post
The issue with Behr (althou original) is the two dissimilar metals been welded together (copper and alu) there where the leaks start. The best evaporator for the price is(ACM $150.00) is an all aluminum unit, which it is much more efficient since iit is all alu., the other one is the serpentine type which it is good but way to expensive at around $500.00, I have done a few of these ($150.00 ones) replacements without a hiccup.
Is there anything to substantiate this theory of more efficiency?

Is the Keuhl version and Keuhler?

Any valid reason to go Keuhl over ACM?

Sure not going back with OEM...

Denny
dlinzy993 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: AC Evaporator Replacement Time


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: