Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,856
212- Running with the A/C off will not hurt anything. After they overhaul the compressor, it would be smart to install a new receiver/dryer/filter and the compressor will need to be refilled with oil, the system evacuated to vacuum, and new/filtered freon charged.
You will not cause any further harm running with her off. The electric clutch for the compressor will just not be engaged. After the overhaul and recharge, any other problems will be pretty much eliminated as long as the evaporator is in good shape.
Do you want to think about upgrading the system, or would you rather leave her stock? One of my friends upgraded his 330 GTC because he lives in Florida, and it works much, much better now. In Switzerland that may be overkill unless you frequently take her to Spain or Italy.
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