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