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I have check-up the aircon of my car (sa rapide) -since indi na malamig yung hangin lumalabas sa aircon.
Sabi ng technician sira na daw ang compressor kaya di na lumalamig at kailangan na palita ito.
Ang presyo ng brandnew compressor ay nasa 20k (ouch mahal pala), Nung tumingin ako sa internet meron palang universal(sanden) compressor na nasa 3.5k lang. There's one shop that sell and install compressor with 3mos warranty nasa 5k lang.
1) Here are my questions/concerns - I'm planning to visit Mang Mario , but I don't have an idea if when i will provide with him the compressor(sanden), may warranty ba sa service na gagawin nya?
2) Ano mas okie - surplus na compressor or brandnew na universal compressor (sanden)
By the way my car is Mazda 323.
^First and foremost, get a second opinion from another aircon shop. Google Rapide and you'll understand why.
There are many possibilities on why your A/C isn't getting cold and the first culprit to check is a leak in the system, especially if there aren't any weird noises emanating from the a/c operation.
Just a few question regarding a car's air conditioning unit, inputs will be appreciated.
1. Which affects cooling effect of the A/C unit more, the compressor or the evaporator?
2. What will be the best brand for a compressor and an evaporator?
3. From what I have heard before Nissan has the best A/C unit, is it still true?
I'm planning to upgrade/modify the A/C unit of our 1993 XL Toyota Corolla once the compressor is worn-out, my main problem is the adaptability/mounting of the new unit and if it will affect the car's performance.
1. They all work together. Even the condenser and aux fans play a vital role in cooling the car.
2. Your OEM compressor of course. Never use a serpentine type or local evaporator. Always use OEM or laminated cooling coil. The reason for this is that it has more rows for cooling air.
3. Yes Nissans are known to have good AC units.
Nissans have good A/C but the competition today is catching up. The aircon on our prehistoric 1993 Sentra cools at par to the Sanden unit on our 2007 Corolla Altis. Against cars of it's age, its waaay better.
I agree with Jason10, use the OEM compressor and evaporator. As long as these are in good condition, they will be good enough for your Corolla XL. I tried a replacement (local) evaporator on our Cefiro before and i threw it out after two months as is would need leeway to start cooling the car.
If you pair the wrong compressor, this may also affect your engine performance vastly since the XL has a 1.3L engine which can be more susceptible to drag from the compressor.
@jason_10 and slamm
Thank you for the feedback, I just want to know which affects the cooling effect (cold air) of the A/C unit more. For example if you want a stronger wind pressure you change the blower with the consequence of requiring more power from the alternator.
From what I know the car is currently equipped with a sanden compressor and a subzero evaporator.
Currently I'm satisfied with the recent setup and just wondering if it is still possible to modify/upgrade the system, due to the reason that the temperature in our country is not getting any cooler. What I'm really concern is how the modified/upgraded system will affect the engine's performance, maybe I could use a compressor from a 1.3L Nissan Sentra. But then the difference might not be that big.
^The costs may outweigh the benefits if you ask me. I can't remember but my friend told me before the reason of Nissan's good a/c system. If i do, i'll post it here.
Is your car tinted with a good tint brand with a high heat and UV rejection? This will also help your A/C system more. After several years, the standard tints on most cars will deteriorate really.
If the difference will be minimum, maybe 5-10k then I might go for it.
From what I remember the current window tint have a high heat and UV rejection, it was replaced around two (2) years ago.
Try ninyo sa Coolspeck sa Del Monte Ave. corner Cordillera St. Okay at mura gawa nila.
Naputukan kasi ako ng Aircon hose. Quote sa akin ng suki si Mar Vhie Aircon 2,000 kasi may welding daw. Di ako nagpagawa. Sinong ***** maniniwala na kailangan may welding. Crimp lang kailangan dun.
Pinagawa ko kay Anthony ng Coolspeck. Ayun, walang welding. May pang crimp naman sila. 1,300 inabot. Kasama na freon, rubber hose at 2 aluminum clamp.
Coolspeck Auto Airconditioning
Del Monte Ave cor Cordillera St.
look for Anthony
Tel. 984-4881 Cel. no. 0917-5665500
For those who are in Makati area, you can try JOFRELL auto parts and repair shop. Dito ako nag pagawa ng civic 05 vtec 3 ko nung may knocking sound ako naririnig and walang lamig whenever I am on low gear and the aircon is turned on. So as expected compressor problem. Si Kuya jeff ( name of the owner and specialist ) yung gumawa. Sobrang bait and galing nung trabaho nya. Parang brand new ulit yung aircon ko ang lamig. Expense ko - 5,200 pesos lang. 1200 sa general cleaning, refilling of freon , the rest palit compressor and installation. so 5,000 lang.. I can say mura sya and can recommend sa inyo.
4096 Gen. Mascardo St. bangkal evangelista makati. (Mon - Sun) 8am - 10pm
He gives reciepts and pinapauwi nya sayo yung mga parts ( replaced ), which is kind of honest talaga may 2 months warranty pa sa aircon.
Did you just make your account to promote Jofrell's services? You're totally new and your first two posts are in praise of Jofrell. Sorry but I'm always a doubting thomas.
if your car is new or even 3yrs old, it would be okay to bring it to the official CASA of the car manufacturer.
atleast if you plan to sell your car it would have a better resale value because of it maintenance record.
anyone knows good aircon shop near calamba city area?
@K.I.L.L. - sorry kaka login ko lang ulit, I usually read threads here lang if i needed info on how to fix and some advices on where to go for car repairs, and to be honest, i did made an effort to create an account not to advertise but to pay back kuya jeffs quality and honest service as well as to help others who are in need of useful info (arent we all here). i am also a doubting thomas just like you, im just trying to share my experience really to help others and not ti advertise. try nyo lang, one thing to keep in mind though make sure si kuya jeff yung ipapahawak nyo, kase if yung mga bata nya lang minsan di gaano ka polido. regards.