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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you guys changing the hoses this 16x22 condenser or are they the same?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used the same on my aftermarket condenser.

Just make sure the outlet are in the same spot as the old.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the ports should be on the correct spot, larger on the top and smaller on the bottom...

http://www.nostalgicairparts.com/air-conditioning/16-x-22-superflow-r-134a-condenser-741.php
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that is the same one I put in.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrobewesty wrote:
I'm pretty sure that is the same one I put in.

Jeff


I ordered one, its the best deal going!

plus mine looked like stone (really...it did!) road salt and corrosion has eatin it up...it didn't leak but it also didn't keep my freon cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im in the market for a replacement condenser for my 86 westy full camper.

Currently the condenser attaches to the radiator (which Im also replacing) and will be replacing the ac hoses leading to and from the condenser.

For my situation which size from nostalgic air would be desireable? (I can wait for the proper size)

Does it attach to the van or attach back onto the radiator?

Any insight would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cellerdoor wrote:
For my situation which size from nostalgic air would be desireable? (I can wait for the proper size)

Does it attach to the van or attach back onto the radiator?...


I (and others) went with the 16x22, mostly on the theory that bigger is better.

You may find this thread useful as the person who did my A/C work had a simple but elegant way of attaching the lower corners of the condensor:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=533184&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Alwahnee, explained a lot.

My current condensor has the fittings on the side, but to be safe when I make up the new hoses I may add an inch or two after I measure out the distances.

Looks like you put the condenser in first, then radiator/shroud/fan second. is this hard to maneuver or is there reasonable room to do it this way?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I did on that job was write the check but, yep I think that was the sequence.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

Hey Folks,

It looks like the links to the recommended condenser no longer work. Also, it looks like the same condenser that GoWesty uses in their kit (https://www.gowesty.com/product/air-conditioning/24380/high-efficiency-a-c-condenser-). Sadly they are out of stock. Does anyone have any recommendations for condensers that are currently available?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

Aircarsupply on eBay. 16 x 22 dual pass. Donít have the item number handy. $65 shipped.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

montanasurfer wrote:
Hey Folks,

It looks like the links to the recommended condenser no longer work. Also, it looks like the same condenser that GoWesty uses in their kit (https://www.gowesty.com/product/air-conditioning/24380/high-efficiency-a-c-condenser-). Sadly they are out of stock. Does anyone have any recommendations for condensers that are currently available?


I just ordered one from nostalgic air last week.
I have it here in my hands.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

Aircarsupply on eBay. 16 x 22 dual pass. Donít have the item number handy. $65 shipped.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
montanasurfer wrote:
Hey Folks,

It looks like the links to the recommended condenser no longer work. Also, it looks like the same condenser that GoWesty uses in their kit (https://www.gowesty.com/product/air-conditioning/24380/high-efficiency-a-c-condenser-). Sadly they are out of stock. Does anyone have any recommendations for condensers that are currently available?


I just ordered one from nostalgic air last week.
I have it here in my hands.

Dave


This is the one? https://nostalgicac.com/16-x-22-superflow-r-134a-condenser.html

If so, has anyone confirmed that Redtek works with this one?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

montanasurfer wrote:
djkeev wrote:
montanasurfer wrote:
Hey Folks,

It looks like the links to the recommended condenser no longer work. Also, it looks like the same condenser that GoWesty uses in their kit (https://www.gowesty.com/product/air-conditioning/24380/high-efficiency-a-c-condenser-). Sadly they are out of stock. Does anyone have any recommendations for condensers that are currently available?


I just ordered one from nostalgic air last week.
I have it here in my hands.

Dave


This is the one? https://nostalgicac.com/16-x-22-superflow-r-134a-condenser.html

If so, has anyone confirmed that Redtek works with this one?


I have used this unit with redtek, as have many others.....

It should be noted that NostalgicAir's website is hit or miss right now, best to call to order.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

Does anyone know where to get the 16x22 condenser in Canada? Shipping from Nostalgic Air is more expensive than the part itself, and I'm striking out on ebay.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

Try this one:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/184130682614?hash=item2adf0b3ef6:g:EkwAAOSwTm1eIJ-Z
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket A/C condensor replacement Reply with quote

Wouldn't 26" be too wide? Or does that not matter?
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