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Old 07-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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a/c delete?

So ill be doing a cooling system overhaul on my 92 325 m50 and was thinking of deleting the a/c while I was at it since its never worked anyways... having trouble finding any info on this online (though it seems pretty simple) wondering if anyone else has done this & found any potential snags or issues? I've heard something about shorter crank pulley bolts if you delete the pulley completely....
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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You can just remove the AC from your belts-- shorter bolts are needed if you change your crank pulley over to the non-AC version which isn't as thick

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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Okay, that's what I was thinking... so if I don't change the crank pulley everything should be fine then!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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If you want to remove the AC bracket, you need to remove the crank pulley because the bolts are too long and you cant get them out. If you don't care about the bracket, it's all good!
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