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Any advice on the most cost-effective way of replacing or refurbing an aircon unit? It's a Seiko Seiki unit on my '96 9K 2.3 lpt manual, and the clutch is burning out. I've been quoted approx £250-£280 by an aircon specialist for a replacement clutch & refurb of the rest of the unit. Is this the way to go? Or should I look out for a decent complete 2nd-hand unit?

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If you're very lucky like me a breakers might have one, hey it's autumn I'd wait for a bit and see if one turns up. Why wait? Well I paid £80 for mine and it was quieter than the original ever was. I reckon it could go a couple more times before I'd have racked up the cost of a refurb unit...
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You could always try a dealer...

I was lucky enough to find an OE clutch kit at Saab City in London - it had been on their shelf for years and the manager let me have the whole assembly for £50.00. The irritating thing was that I'd looked and looked on my old clutch for the adjusting shims, and assumed that they'd already been removed (hence buying a new clutch). Needless to say, the first thing that fell out of the old clutch as I put it on the bench were.... the adjusting shims!!
Just in case your clutch isn't donald ducked, it might be worth having a poke round with a magnetic screwdriver just in case you have some reluctant shims too...

HTH

Greg
 
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