12-07-2005, 03:56 AM
Fellows, in the land of OZ, we had but 25 Audi200T imported in 1989-1990.
My Compressor - DENSO / 047 200 7621 / DJJ 704 has decided to retire itself, and I cannot get a replacement, as the Alternator support bracket is an integral part of the unit.
Wondering whether there is possibility of obtaining a new/reconditioned compressor from a source known to and trusted by members of this group in the States???
Wife's car, summer approaching FAST, and my ears are beginning to complain............
12-07-2005, 07:38 AM
Possibly there are other compressors and bracket setups that will fit?
12-07-2005, 08:18 AM
to answer your questions.........I don't think the mounting bracket is intergal design to the A/C compressor housing. There is, however, a separate uniques Audi bracket that bolts the compressor to the engine block. That Audi bracket can be separated from the A/C compressor and the engine block for use on a compressor lacking the bracket.
As far as sourcing another Denso compressor. Denso sold the same compressor for application on 85-87 Toyota Cressida, 87-90 Acura Legend, 86-91 Mercedes Benz 420 SEL, 86-91 Mercedes Benz 560 SEL, 86-89 Mercedes Benz 569 SL with cars sold in the USA. I am pretty sure these same cars were sold in your "land down under." They may have a different size pulley, but it is still the same Denso compressor. Switching your old pulley to a unit off one of the above cars will work. Good info when visiting a car wrecking yard or sourcing through a parts store.
Doing this should be a lot less expensive and time consuming then trying to source a compressor from the USA.
Good hunting, regards Rooster 2 (Larry)
12-08-2005, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the info, fellows - my people here did not have any idea of any other cars with same compressor - I cannot see why there is not available another compressor to be fitted....
12-11-2005, 07:45 AM
that your mechanics didn't know that the same Denso compressor was used on Toyota, Mercedes, and Acura cars back in the 1980's. Only someone selling rebuilt A/C compressors would learn that over time.
The only way I figured the interchangeability, is that a Denso A/C compressor that I bought from a wrecking yard, had a "rebuilt" sticker stuck on it, as well as a Toyota stock number stuck on the compressor. I have to assume that this compressor began its life on a new Toyota. Someone here on the forum listed the info of other applications of the Denso compressor on other cars.