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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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New A/C compressor options

As some of you may know, the A/C compressor on the V8 G8s is a weird one. It is variable output, PWM controlled, and does not have a traditional clutch. What does that mean? Big $$$$ when you need to replace it. However, as I sit in my G8 with plenty of time on my hands waiting for a tow truck (looking at you, starter) 8 noticed that there are some lower cost options on Rock Auto for $285 and $350. New Delco comes in at $426 and I think might be had a hair cheaper on Amazon.

Just an FYI. If this is old news disregard.

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Don't recall ever seeing air conditioner compressors for the G8 GT as inexpensive as $285 on Rock Auto, but nice to know there are presumably viable options to the AcDelco units. By the way, always search for a 5% off discount code prior to completing purchases on the website as a penny saved is always a penny earned.

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I guess I should've searched for coupons... I forgot...

I noticed that the price of the condenser has also doubled since the last time I had to buy one to replace it due to the power steering failure.

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Keep in mind that the A/C DELCO compressor comes with a 2 year/unlimited mile warranty,this would be my choice.

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Plus, it's probably a once every 10 year expense.... $3.58 per month prorated...

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I got an AC Delco. The Warranty is dicey, read the small print, is wrote in such a way that they can decline the exchange if they want to be a dick about it.

I replaced mine and is not a hard thing to do. Bought the AC Delco that is a japanese Denso product. What was odd, Rock Auto did not asked for the core, so it was full price for me.

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