Any issue running R25 without aircond drive belt?
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    Default Any issue running R25 without aircond drive belt?

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    Aircond hasn't worked for years now and I won't be getting it fixed.

    Just wondering if it saps much power and if there would be any performance benefit by removing the belt?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Hi All

    Aircond hasn't worked for years now and I won't be getting it fixed.

    Just wondering if it saps much power and if there would be any performance benefit by removing the belt?


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    Tom
    Unless you compressor is stuck on.....No, no real performance gain from removing belt, but no loss either.

    AC is a no brainer because it is an outside (of the timing belt) belt and if you decide to fit it at a later date it is an easy job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Unless you compressor is stuck on.....No, no real performance gain from removing belt, but no loss either.

    AC is a no brainer because it is an outside (of the timing belt) belt and if you decide to fit it at a later date it is an easy job.

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    Nope - like th e fuego, its behind the timing belt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Nope - like th e fuego, its behind the timing belt...
    Whoops, thought it was in front. Its been too long since i ran AC.

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    I am a fan of AC - if I wanted a performance car, I wouldn't have bought most of my cars!! Especially the R25...

    If its going to be slow anyway, may as well be comfy :-)
    I tried to drown my sorrows in alcohol, but the bastards learnt how to swim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    I am a fan of AC - if I wanted a performance car, I wouldn't have bought most of my cars!! Especially the R25...

    If its going to be slow anyway, may as well be comfy :-)
    I reckon paint colour has a lot to do with the need or not for AC.
    My white fuego has no AC (Built for performance not comfort) and I rarely find myself wanting AC.
    The metallic dark green R19 is not comfortable to be in on a hot sunny summers day in spite of its AC working fine.
    I wouldn't want a dark coloured car in Australia without AC either, fast or slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    I am a fan of AC - if I wanted a performance car, I wouldn't have bought most of my cars!! Especially the R25...

    If its going to be slow anyway, may as well be comfy :-)
    goodness what a softy you are haakon, none of my toys even has a heater

    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    goodness what a softy you are haakon, none of my toys even has a heater

    cheers! Peter
    wow, your cars must be fast!!

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    G'day Tom,

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
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    Aircond hasn't worked for years now and I won't be getting it fixed.

    Just wondering if it saps much power and if there would be any performance benefit by removing the belt?


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    Tom
    It'll sap quite a bit of power if it's getting old and cranky and you don't love it any more so you don't bother with it and it goes bang and gets friendly with the timing belt.....

    Might be a rare occurrence but I've heard of it happening.

    Results of removing it in the r20 was the disappearance of an annoying little noise that had been there for years, so pleased that I went the whole hog then and removed the associated clutter

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