AC condenser rear removing and installing

The rear A/C condenser is mounted to the underside of the engine lid.

— Following manufacturer's instructions, connect an approved refrigerant recovery/recycling/recharging unit to A/C system and remove refrigerant.

Do not discharge/charge the A/C system without proper equipment and training. Damage to the vehicle and personal injury may result. Read warnings and cautions given earlier.

^ Working at underside of engine lid, disconnect refrigerant lines (arrows) from sides of condenser. Plug lines and fittings immediately.

— Remove condenser mount (A) from center of engine lid.

— Remove refrigerant line support clamps on hinges.

— Installation is reverse of removal.

• Be sure there is sufficient oil in condenser. See table below

• Before recharging, evacuate system for at least 30 minutes.

• Recharge system following equipment manufacturer's instructions.

Always replace O-rings when reconnecting refrigerant lines.

Tightening Torque

• Refrigerant lines to rear condenser 3/4 in. fittings 20 - 28 Nm (14 - 20 ft-lb)

A/C System Capacities


Oil capacity

Refrigerant (R-12): Total system capacity

1350 gr. (47 oz.)

A/C lubricating oil: Compressor Evaporator Condensers Receiver/dryer

50 gr. (2.0 oz) 40 gr. (1.6 oz.) 20 gr. (0.8 oz.) 10 gr. (0.4 oz.)

1979 Porsche 911 Condenser


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