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Air-Con Refurbishment & Heater Fan Upgrade

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#41 Sirpent


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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:10 PM


is that the fan running at its full speed, ie are you running through the switch.  Even with the holes, that's very good output.  I'm guessing that when the dash and carpets etc are in it will be much quieter.  I think you have done a great job.

Now while you wait for the monster motor, you can build more of them for us ;D

Simon yes that was running off a half dead battery I have so wasn't at max power, I wired it straight to the motor however i have also tried it via the speed control and all 4 levels work.

Remember that the sound you are hearing is also the air rushing into the plenum from the scuttle area, as in NO WINDSCREEN LOL and yes once the dash is in and all the carpets etc then the noise should be dampened and not bouncing off bare metal.

Like I said, happy to do so on an exchange basis, have it all down pat now but I have to change some things in the tutorial as I modified the design about half way through.

Was reading Johnny RBZ's upgrade to full electronic climate control today and gave me an idea, so I'm looking at retro fitting a 180SX unit as pictured with full actuators replacing the vacuum system.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:55 PM

was just looking at that mod today and it got my brain ticking... its pretty cool.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:12 AM

Once I had undercoated the components and enameled them black, re-assy was as follows, I set a rubber "O" ring in place at the base using some engine gasket silicon.

The following shows the re-assy process. in the last of the 3 pics you can see that I have re-fitted the base plug with it's internal components and upper copper washer, around the top of the base you will also note a new rubber "O" ring, this was the original failure point, the "O" ring closes against the seat of the feed tube, when the valve is in either the open or closed position this does the job of sealing the assy, once this goes you end up with a swimming pool in the cabin.

Hey John, hoping you will see this, have you just used a standard type of o-ring here? Have you had any issues with this since you changed the o-ring? (yes i know its been over 6 years, haha)

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