So I’ve got a problem with the air conditioning in my L201 Mira.
My suspicion is that the air conditioning compressor is buggered. I’ve replaced the TX valve (just in case that was the problem), but that wasn’t it. The clutch is engaging. Pressure on the low and high lines are equal even when the compressor is engaged (not good). I’ve checked and the system has held pressure over a week, so there aren’t any leaks. I think there’s probably some fault within the compressor causing the high and low sides to equalise and never actually build up any pressure. There’s no noise out of the ordinary, so I thought it must be something else.
It appears there’s a brand new compressor for eight hundred dollars on eBay. I’m not going to shell out for that unless absolutely necessary (and probably closer to summer). The listing says it’s for an L200 Mira, so I’m not sure if it’ll bolt onto the 850cc engine properly.
So just for curiosity’s sake, would anyone know if there are different compressors for the 660cc engine and the 850cc engine? A part number or something to help me do a bit more research would be nice!
I understand that factory A/C on these L200 Miras is actually quite rare, so I suppose that’s why I haven’t seen too many posts about it.