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By removing the A/C you easily cut 50 pounds of weight from the car, reduce parasitic belt & pulley losses when the system isn't being used, and free up some space in the engine bay for work.

There are alternatives out there for keeping cool without A/C:

Some ecomodders have also suggested they can get better A/C efficiency by insulating the cold pipes from their A/C compressors which means the A/C can run less.

Instructions for mod

Depending on belt arrangement of a car the AC belt can just be removed however the alternator is often on the same belt which makes the modification difficult.

In the event the AC belt is shared with only the power steering pump a dual modification of AC delete and manual steering could be considered for large easy gains

In the event that the AC shares a belt with something that is still required and the AC pump provided the belt tensioning function for that belt this mod may not be for you. The AC pump often has a clutch so little gains will be achieved as a tensioning wheel will be required which will have similar parasitic losses.

User experiences

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User Name Car Make, Model, Year Cost of Mod Time to Perform Mod MPG Before Mod MPG After Mod MPG improvement guess Instruction Link
Kir_kenix 1997 Chevy s10 2.2 $30 (Dorman pn#34197 30 minutes 23 24

Problems / Consequences of mod

- Warmer in summery months


Forum thread links

Who Needs Air Conditioning When You’ve Got Ice-Cold Water Running Through Your Shirt?

Replace AC useage with ice coolers (it barely does anything to cool you)

Ice water cooled car seat project

External links