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Air Conditioning Question: 97 Hatch w/ Type R Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by otbevo, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. otbevo

    otbevo Junior Member

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    I have this same post in another section, but please bear with me... If one needs to be deleted, please do so to the appropriate one mods.

    I just purchased a 97 Hatch with a Type R swap for my brother and the air conditioning has been removed. Seeing as it's hot as hell in New Mexico, we are looking to reinstall it. All the original hard lines for the a/c are still on the chassis and run through the firewall, I am purchasing a compressor and condenser... what hard line kit should I be ordering for the lines in between the compressor and condenser and then to the lines on the chassis? A civic kit?? An integra kit?? Any pics or suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I locked your other thread. Please don't double post like that again. Just pick the right forum and post to it. Most people don't browse by forum anyway- they hit "New Posts" at the top, so doubles get really annoying, and all the threads get shown no matter which forum they're in. :)

    I don't know the answer to your question, but you could always have some custom lines made at a reputable AC shop.
     
  3. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    It all depends on what compressor you're going to use. Your best bet would to be to buy all D-series Civic components (compressor, condensor, hardlines) and to get a CRV compressor bracket. The CRV bracket (I believe it's stamped P2J, but I'm not sure...it's been a while since I've done anything like that) uses a D-series compressor but will bolt up to the B-series block.

    If it's been sitting for a while open to the air, you're going to need to for sure replace the drier, and you should replace the expansion valve as well. Moisture does HORRIBLE things to an a/c system...also, be sure and evacuate the system and make sure it will hold vacuum before you charge it, in case there are any leaks anywhere.
     
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    You locked it but never said why, and you didn't move the thread. I don't blame him for reposting.
     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Uh... just read his first post in THIS thread. He says "If one needs to be deleted, please do so to the appropriate one mods." We generally lock them down instead of deleting them. He made both posts at the same time- I didn't lock one without explanation before he posted this one.

    Why do you care anyway?
     
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    Um.... just defending the newbs.
     
  7. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    There's nothing to defend- there's no attack or conflict here.
     
  8. d.b.cooper

    d.b.cooper Mid-life Crisis Swap

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    Well, not yet anyway...

    From what Ive noticed this guy seems to pop up only to snipe at random. I felt like an idiot rising to his bait on some other thread only to run across him doing the same thing on a myriad of unrelated topics. Keep up your good work, always enjoy reading your tech answers, and am impressed by your calm demenaor dealing with the great unwashed masses.
     
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    as far as the right lines are concerned, they would probably have to be custom made. you will be closest with the civic lines, but i doubt that they will hit the compressor at the right spot. most ac lines dont like to give you too much play, but you never know.
     
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    I know for 100% sure the lines will line up.


    I've done it.



    Do what I said in my first post in this thread and you'll be good to go.
     
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    get all d series a/c parts.. -compressor. condensor... all the lines should be there.. b-series a/c belt.. and either a 94-95 delsol a/c bracket.. or a CRV bracket.. both work.. and it will all bolt right up..
     
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    Get all lines, compressor, condenser that go with the car and then get the b20 (p7j) compressor bracket. that should everything you need when doing a swap because CRV's use the civic compressor on their A/C system.
     
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    So does anyone have the clear story on this? Because im stuck with teh same issue, and florida is too hot not to have ac. I have the p7j bracket o the car already, which explains why i tried to slap on the integra compressor it didnt bolt up right, i have every other part:

    D series Condesor
    D series ac hoses
    B series ac belt

    the only thing im missing is the compressor itself, currently trying to find one for cheap.

    Ill keep yall posted or right a DYI tut on it, so ppl dont have to ask.
     
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    D series compressor. yay.
     
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    Just like I said in my first post.
     
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