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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil G. View Post
    My question is this: how long can all the components sit unopened in the box until I finally get around to having someone install the kit? Shelf life???
    Clearly the shelf life is nearly expired, you better sell that kit quick!! I happen to know someone who's interested...

    Duncan

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    Quote Originally Posted by frobozz View Post
    Clearly the shelf life is nearly expired, you better sell that kit quick!! I happen to know someone who's interested...

    Duncan
    Sorry Duncan....it's 92 here in NYC today and I had better keep it if I ever want to drive my car again
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    Hey Phil,

    I actually just bought a kit from someone (It's a MIRACLE I found one) and it's on it's way. Once I install it I will give you the option to just swap Supra's. Sound good? LOL!!!!

    Jim - Thanks for this writeup. The more info out there about AC the better and you're the resident expert on this (and a lot of other things).

    Once I get my kit and install it I'll try to do a full writeup for everyone. I have a feeling there will be a lot of bloody pictures mixed in

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    A few ??? If you cant clean the Potentiometer, you have to replace the whole temp switch assy in the dash.

    Also I am a certified 608 and 609 tech but not as smart as you are on the design type stuff.

    Could you add a small secondary condenser to help cool better for 134
    It would have to be custom made, Just wondering if it would work.

    I gladly purchased a car with working a/c. But the Clicking is driving me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil G. View Post
    My question is this: how long can all the components sit unopened in the box until I finally get around to having someone install the kit? Shelf life???
    HAHAHAHA you are a hoot!!!!
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    Shelf life?! In general, as long as you keep the components in a dry place,
    you should be ok. Excluding hoses, most have caps on the fittings.

    Psycho Clicking. I did some investigating on replacement slide potentiometers.
    So far, either then are the wrong size, or too high of ohms. I'm certain there
    is something out there, but with a gazillion different electronic components,
    that is off my investigation radar.

    Aux Condenser. They do exist for limo's, trucks, etc. So I see no reason
    why it would not work. Just finding one the right size that fits within
    the confines of the front apron is the obstacle.

    I had to over-buy for the AC conversion kit, so I will likely have a garage
    sale at some point once I get some other stuff off my plate.
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    oww garage sale huh.... i'll have to keep an eye out for that... with 3 mkII's in blazing florida none of which have working a/c i could support a group buy myself, ha ha. awesome job on the FAQ jim, I unfortunately could not afford even one a/c kit when you had them available, but will scrap up whatever i can to get in on a second g/b if and when it comes around. keep me posted!!
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    The potentiometers are available from McCord's Vancouver Toyota (Vancouver, WA not Canada), around $45 new plus UPS shipping. Get one while it's still available. Check the vendor section. They are really nice people. Mark is the man!
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    Here's a "duh" one to add to the FAQ, but I have to ask:

    If I can turn my compressor hub (not just the pulley part, but the main hub) easily by hand, I assume the compressor is completely shot? If it's like any compressor I've ever dealt with it's not just that it's out of freon (though it certainly is) but the compressor seals themselves are completely toast?

    This car sure is warm inside with no A/C...

    Duncan
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    Time for a sticky.

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