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    Default My Civic's AC

    My Civic 95’s AC isnt working anymore. The compressor started giving strange kind of sounds and now the cooling is gone (though the gas is still there). Also, the Valve attached to the inner unit gets choked with carbon again and again. The AC mechanic suggested me to replace the compressor, drier, and have all the lines serviced.

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    7K for a used original compressor, a new drier, and the AC service. (with 6 months Warranty)
    And 6k for a new senden compressor, a new drier, and the AC service.

    Now im confused if I should opt for the used original compressor or the new senden compressor.

    Can anyone tell me which brand is the original Honda compressor? Is it sanden, Denso or is it a compressor by Honda itself???

    Also plz suggest which would be the better option. A new senden compressor or a used original compressor. The mechanic recommended me to go for the used original compressor.
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    I got the compressor changed in my 96 civic a few months back.

    There are several compressors available in the market most of them are Chinese or some other make. It is difficult to find the original Japanese one. The Chinese ones range from anywhere between 9-12k. This is in Lahore. The used original ones sell for about 3-4k but without any warranty. Not many people give warranty on a used compressor.

    Honda uses both Sanden and Denso compressors as OEM so it doesn't really matter which one you use, but you should preferably match it with the one that is in your car. The old compressor is a shot in the dark, you can never say how long it will last, so a new one is recommended.

    I got the original Japanese Sanden for 16,500, 200 for the compressor oil, 1000 for the drier, 700 for the expansion valve, 2000 for installation, servicing, and gas charging.

    If you buy from Honda dealership it is going to cost you 18,500 for the original Sanden compressor with 6 month warranty. Mind you, these rates are for the 96 civic it might be different for your car.
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    go for new senden compressor,
    dont rely on old ones,
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    "6k for a new senden compressor, a new drier, and the AC service"
    yar this is too much reasonable. Please give the address of mechanic you are talking about.
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    go for the senden unit, its rebliable and the best part is that i dosent put too much load on the engine.

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    @Junaid_Hassan
    It's not reasonable. It's impossible. Probably a fake
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    Thank everyone...

    well cant recall the name of tht shop right now... ill let u knw the next time i visit it... tariq rd pay liberty signal kay saath gali mein kafi sari AC ki shops hain, it was the first shop in tht gali...

    then tht NEW SENDEN compressor tht he's offering, most prolly tht will be a chinese one :/
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    i personally recommend SAAD AC, its near tariq road mcds.. (Y)(Y)
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