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Old 03-15-2013, 01:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I am considering deleting the whole AC system. I read that can be 50 lbs. Any idea what it would cost to have the refrigerant recovered so I could dismantle the AC?
Just 50lbs. sounds quite light from what I've found in other vehicles. Well, that also takes in account the heavier weight of a higher-capacity battery and the stronger alternator required in a vehicle fitted with A/C. But no, I don't know how much would cost to get the gas recovered. Back here in the 3rd world this procedure is actually pretty much neglected, the folks dismantle vehicles without too much care for that


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I'm wondering if I could get more savings with the manual rack swap. They sell a manual rack option for escorts that will fit.
If you don't mind to go without power-steering, do it. The fuel savings thru weight and friction reductions, alongside the lesser maintenance required, seem to worth

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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New O 2's can be found pretty cheap on ebay, and they can make a big difference if they get fouled or lazy. slow responding, I think you'd be fine with a bit taller tire as i run 5 th gear at 40 mph with no problems on the level .I'm running right now 185's 65 14's as i have wider custom wheels that came with the car , My power steering is leaking right now, is it easy to switch to a manual rack on a 98. or can I just pull the belt, doubt it would work the way they run it but certainly harder to work on than the Ranger

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