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#1 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 09:39 AM
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Hi, I love my 318is Coupe - unfortunately it doesnt have AC - and now that the weather in the UK has hit 90 degrees I wanted to know;-

Can I have AC fitted and how much does it cost (roughly)

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It's really expensive, you need lots of parts. Condensor, compressor, receiver-dryer, heat exchanger, some blowers, varrious high pressure piping... parts alone are 200+ USD a piece, labor would be insane.


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Stop thinking about this, it's not possible. I'd tried it last summer but when had the whole dash removed I saw the intake of the engine should be removed too. I have a complete description (original BMWs airco built in manual) but it's really impossible (I had not all parts but I started with it though ). The better way is to buy a car the airco option.

BTW In the Netherlands a qualified company should build in these airco installations, otherwise your car wouldn't pass the yearly safety inspections.

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