Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

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Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:59 pm

A few months ago I snapped a bolt on my aircon ( front of the engine bay next to the  coolant tank ) a load of gas came out and it really didn't taste very nice !
I wasn't too bothered about the lack aircon as going into winter ect but looking forward I'm not sure what to do.
I'm looking at the Essex rotary underdrive pulleys.....do I go full racecar and get rid of all the aircon and get the cheaper x2 pulley option or should I repair it and and get the 3 pulley option. Is it going to make that much difference with the aircon disconnected ? Or is it not worth the lack of aircon for the summer ?
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Re: Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by SeeJay » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:26 pm

For me it simply comes down to 'Do I want to be air-con cooled come summer,or can I live with just having the windows down?'

Air-con no question.. ;)
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Re: Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by Vian » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:35 pm

:whathesaid:

When my air con was broken in spring last year it was miserable enough. The idea of summer without it given how much heat the RX8 puts out fills me with horror!
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Re: Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:56 am

Aircon is also better @ demisting the windows in the Winter....so consider it as an all year round luxury :)

I wouldn't be without mine :thumleft:

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Re: Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by Conan » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:37 am

Hi Dan,
If your actually going to race the car then remove everything you possible can as 1/1000 of a second may make a difference.
If your just doing track days and driving on the road then leave it on as the others have said.
If your aim is to go fast on track then do as many laps as you can, get some good tuition and look at the handling.
A standard PZ for example with an experienced driver can lay down some very credible lap times which will beat a lot of race cars and you don,t even need to turn the driver aids off.
I like putting the air con on during the cooling down laps
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Re: Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:44 am

Thank you all for your advice :) I don't intend to make.it a true racecar at all so yeah the aircon stays and the engine bay gets another shiney bit
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Re: Aircon remove/repair with underdrive

Post by PeteH » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:12 pm

Conan wrote:I like putting the air con on during the cooling down laps
I'm sure you know this already Pete, but for those that don't, you don't have to turn the air con on and off when on track, because the air con automatically turns itself off at high throttle openings so that you don't get the power drain. Another helpful feature of the rex :thumleft:

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