Author Topic: My Custom 1980 300SD Project Part 2  (Read 5274 times)

floyd111

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Re: My Custom 1980 300SD Project Part 2
« Reply #135 on: 25 November 2018, 02:42 PM »
So the York can not be used if one wants a more effective AC system?

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Re: My Custom 1980 300SD Project Part 2
« Reply #136 on: 25 November 2018, 04:57 PM »
So the York can not be used if one wants a more effective AC system?

Not necessarily.  The York is really good at what it does, and does it well!  It's just that the York takes more horsepower to operate....something like 9-13 horsepower.  The Sanden offers equal performance....maybe even a little better, but takes less horsepower to do so.  So when we say the Sanden is more efficient we mean only that it takes less horsepower to operate.  The York is simple, and parts are easy to find for it.  They're very universal, and can be mounted vertically, diagonally, (45 degrees), or horizontally.  Aside from how much horsepower they rob, they also have much less of a tolerance for oil shortages.  When they go it's usually a very dramatic event in which loud noises and pieces of its insides come outside. haha 

Scott's car originally had a Harrison R-4 radial piston compressor.  Those are wonderful compressors, but short lived on a diesel.  They literally get shaken to death.  I'm not sure of the amount of horsepower an R-4 takes away from the engines output, but I'd imagine that the Sanden is still a better choice in that regard.  I've yet to figure out why the U.S. cars received the R-4 on 98% of the diesels made between 1980 and 1985 while all of the Euro cars received the Sanden.
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