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Old 05-14-2021, 10:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
I remember some Volkswagens with longitudinal engine had a similar setup too.

No wonder most buses, and even trucks, have the condenser assembled out of the engine bay. IIRC some Asian forward-control vans had the condenser assembled below the floorboard of the driver's compartment, between the radiator and the front axle, in a horizontal position which seemed quite bad as it would be somewhat prone to damage from road debris.
My 1970 Karmann Ghia had an add-on AC system, with a horizontal condenser coil ' under the engine.' It had already lost all its charge, and was the first thing to go to the wrecking lot.
When Toyota came out with it's first van, it had the condenser under the front. Some genius at the dealership had hosed the whole thing down with asphaltic undercoating. Caveat emptor.
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