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    Default Cultus Compressor Replacement, 40k. Worth it?

    The compressor on my Cultus '03 (Denso System) failed and the Suzuki people are asking for 25K (for Kabuli compressor) and 40K for a new genuine Denso compressor (costs include labour, gas, valve and bottle).

    I was just wondering if I have any cheaper options and how reliable they are. I would like the peace of mind of going with the genuine stuff but 40K is a bit too much to spend on such an old car.

    If someone could point me towards a reliable AC repair shop (one that takes care of parts as well) that would be great. OR am I better off going with the genuine stuff, I do intend to keep the car for at least the next 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakas88 View Post
    The compressor on my Cultus '03 (Denso System) failed and the Suzuki people are asking for 25K (for Kabuli compressor) and 40K for a new genuine Denso compressor (costs include labour, gas, valve and bottle).

    I was just wondering if I have any cheaper options and how reliable they are. I would like the peace of mind of going with the genuine stuff but 40K is a bit too much to spend on such an old car.

    If someone could point me towards a reliable AC repair shop (one that takes care of parts as well) that would be great. OR am I better off going with the genuine stuff, I do intend to keep the car for at least the next 3 years.
    I dont believe 3s suggestion as they asked some 96k for my cars carb where as for 5 k best copy was there. Get yourself SANDEN or kabuli. Qabli for my accor costed me 7k good piece and senden was some 15k its upto you. Why do you think compressor is failed? what problems are you facing? goto Punjab Car AC opp ganga ram
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    get kabuli compressor,change drier bottlr and check condenser for any blockage. should be done under 15 k easily
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    iirc you can get a new sanden compressor from the market for 10k
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    Quote Originally Posted by afnan.bashir View Post
    Why do you think compressor is failed? what problems are you facing? goto Punjab Car AC opp ganga ram
    Oh its gone alright, started last year, ac started getting heavier and heavier when switched on and then it started making a weird buzzing sound. Got the bearings repaired once but the repair guy said that the internals are damaged and it probably wouldn't last much longer and that is what happened. It got so jammed up that the belt would start slipping whenever the ac was switched on.

    I'll try that punjab car ac place, hoping for a good fix under 20k. Thanks for the help everyone.

    By the way, would sanden work with a denso system?

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    Get scroll compressor usually mitsu and multiflow condensor and ensure fans are working good. Recharge with Honeywell R134A and if done properly you can get decent cooling. Btw kabli compressors are 5-10k usually depending on condition size and brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakas88 View Post
    Oh its gone alright, started last year, ac started getting heavier and heavier when switched on and then it started making a weird buzzing sound. Got the bearings repaired once but the repair guy said that the internals are damaged and it probably wouldn't last much longer and that is what happened. It got so jammed up that the belt would start slipping whenever the ac was switched on.

    I'll try that punjab car ac place, hoping for a good fix under 20k. Thanks for the help everyone.

    By the way, would sanden work with a denso system?
    it should work. Make sure it fits properly. FYI if compressor failed there is highly likely that your Condenser if Multiflow would be blocked by metal parts. Even if you change compresser it would be putting enough load on your car to make you nuts. Condensers are cheap my CL7 ones costs new arround 3.7k. Do following

    1. Always Always charge gas by weight. No exception to that its written on your sticker how much you need
    2. Change condenser
    3. inspect pipes if they are cracking change them they are cheap
    4. Do change TXV or expansion valve. Its about 1k but i will recommend you change it.
    5. When you clean system put some oil in lines, compresser, evapourator. Dont go by ANDAZA. Google you will find its capacity.
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    please also mention to discharge the oil from the compressor first too, otherwise the poor guy can flood his system with oil.

    Im 99% sure the work will be done by "A/C mechanic" so all this advice maybe in vain too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afnan.bashir View Post
    it should work. Make sure it fits properly. FYI if compressor failed there is highly likely that your Condenser if Multiflow would be blocked by metal parts. Even if you change compresser it would be putting enough load on your car to make you nuts. Condensers are cheap my CL7 ones costs new arround 3.7k. Do following

    1. Always Always charge gas by weight. No exception to that its written on your sticker how much you need
    2. Change condenser
    3. inspect pipes if they are cracking change them they are cheap
    4. Do change TXV or expansion valve. Its about 1k but i will recommend you change it.
    5. When you clean system put some oil in lines, compresser, evapourator. Dont go by ANDAZA. Google you will find its capacity.
    good suggestions. also the one given by Iftikhar bhai. do follow and it will surely help.

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    Thanks for all the help guys. Got everything done in a little over 20k. Very happy with the cooling. Hoping the used compressor will last the next 2 or 3 seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakas88 View Post
    Thanks for all the help guys. Got everything done in a little over 20k. Very happy with the cooling. Hoping the used compressor will last the next 2 or 3 seasons.
    what items have u changed..

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    I got my hondas compressor for 6 k kabuli some 5 years back
    Past cant be brought back ..but future can be made even better than the Past..if one wants to.. ....

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    share the details bro...

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    So the inside of the condenser was all blacked and gooey, the pipes were salvageable though. The guy suggested that I get the condenser replaced as well. So the final stuff that was put on was,

    A used denso compressor (non repaired, original seals intact)
    New condenser
    Some valve thing
    AC gas

    The final bill was 20,500. I felt the compressor was a tad on the expensive side at 15,500 but the result is well worth it, the AC works like it used to when the car was new.

    I asked about why the compressor failed as they usually keep going well into a cars life and the guy said that its usually poor maintenance.

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