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Old 9th June 2010, 03:54   #91
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Expert advice needed, should one go in for Subros which is the OEM kit or Sanden 507 which offers superior cooling, and what will be the cost involved? this is for M800 5 speed 2k model.
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Expert advice needed, should one go in for Subros which is the OEM kit or Sanden 507 which offers superior cooling, and what will be the cost involved? this is for M800 5 speed 2k model.
You got a busted compressor?

FIt it with the same capacity and model that the original one is.
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Expert advice needed, should one go in for Subros which is the OEM kit or Sanden 507 which offers superior cooling, and what will be the cost involved? this is for M800 5 speed 2k model.
AFAIK, the 5 speed M800 comes with AC. Please clarify? 5 speed was only available on the DX model, which comes with factory fitted AC.

The decision depends upon how long you intend to keep the car, and your average mileage. If you use your car sparingly, or don't intend to keep the car for long, there's no trouble in going for a Sanden 507. Sanden will put a load on the engine, wearing it out faster. My uncle's car has lost compression and is running on rings now. He has a big expense coming up when the rings give way. And it's only run about 70K. Sanden 507 was fitted early on. It's a 2002 model. Keep in mind that with the better cooling (really good cooling) comes a lowered engine life.

If you're planning to keep this car for a long time, or you use the car regularly, go for the OE Subros kit. It's more expensive, but you can get it installed and serviced at most MASCs. Less load on the engine, keeps the car not-hot (barely cool in hot weather) and gives peace of mind. A fitted AC will not give as much resale anyway, but the argument against that is, "The AC was fitted just xx years ago by MASC on the yy year old car. Which is better, xx year old AC or yy year old AC?" That will shut up most arguments about 'fitted AC' not being as good.

If it were not a 5 speed, I would have recommended an uprated alternator and the cooling fan from the AC model. Those help with battery life and overheating issues faced with retrofitted ACs.
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AFAIK, the 5 speed M800 comes with AC. Please clarify? 5 speed was only available on the DX model, which comes with factory fitted AC.
hence my above comments.
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Default re: Fitting an Air-conditioner in the Maruti 800

A friend of mine recently bought a 2004 Maruti 800. This is a non A/C vehicle and he wants to fit an A/C to it. He has few questions on the same.

How much does it cost?
Is it advisable to go for the A/C?
Will it have any impact on the engine?
What brand and where can he get this done for the best price?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Navdeep,
You can definately go ahead & fit the Subros kit in your 800. But please ask your service station if they are replacing the radiator fan also. Since A?c car have heavy duty fan ( bigger motor ) & fan blade angle is different. Other wise you may face heating problem in summer in traffic. No service station will tell you this.The care one has to take is keep the car clean from inside especially carpet & mats. Keep the fresh air vent closed. If you don't have covered parking, you have to be careful, since all tree leaves etc get accumulated in a area near fresh air vent.
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