Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Ferrari Life Posts: 83
Several months later, the I'd ordered the kit mentioned in the first post, had it shipped to Australia, and just had it fitted to the car while getting the belts done. The car is a '77 Fibreglass.
To recap it includes (at least) a new compressor, new condensor (3 way instead of 1 way) and new fan unit (I think that's what it's called) along with hoses, fittings and assorted odds and ends.
One concern was buying a kit for a RHD car from the US however any concerns were unfounded. The only issue in fitting was that a hose was too long and had to be shortened slightly and the end fitting re-crimped.
It is now the start of Spring here, and I've had a couple of runs in the car of 45 minutes or so.
Given we are not in summer yet, this remains to be further validated, but driving around now is a completely different kettle of fish.
The first hint was when the installer sent me a text saying the aircon was freezing, with icons of snowflakes on the text message.
On the run home after picking the car up, I had to keep turning the AC off, as I was just getting too cold in the car - this was late winter here, but I was keen to try it out.
The supplier website is full of very enthusiastic testimonials, however I think it is fair to say they accurately reflect the outcome. Obviously I'll be keen to try this out as the weather warms into summer here.
Hopefully one more reason for my better half to avoid the car has been eliminated!