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Re: Dealer Installed A/C
Posted by eric in vermont [Email] (#2058) [Profile/Gallery] (more from eric in vermont) on Sat, 30 Dec 2017 03:53:08

In Reply to: Re: Dealer Installed A/C, saabsince 93b [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:46:17
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I've actually never driven an AC equipped V4, but I've been told you certainly can feel the power diminish when the compressor kicks in. Given stock HP figures (65), a 25HP drain sure would be...a drag. That's probably why my 68 96 arrived with it in the trunk!

The other V4 issue is the strain on the balance shaft bearings. Saab used an all-steel balance shaft gear to help with the load, but the front bearing with an AC car would be a weak point for sure.

You have an impressive history of Saab ownership!

eric in vermont

PS- drove my '71 96 to Burlington last night for dinner at my daughter's, about an hour drive. Wicked cold as we say, about -5 F. Car drove great except about 3 miles from home it starting hesitating and I had to pull the choke out to keep it going. Fuel was getting on the low side, as the red warning light was coming on. So I think some water condensate in the fuel was freezing up. Made it home and as soon as I let off the gas, it stalled. Gonna be a pain thawing it out, but at least I made it home!
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