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Old 14th July 2014, 16:26   #121
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True, but you might someday decide to take a trip to the Himalayas up North, especially Ladakh! That is, in fact, what the Gypsy would call 'home'!
Yes. Totally agree. Waiting for that plan to happen someday. Will think of the heater option then for sure.
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Old 28th November 2014, 08:39   #122
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Hi I recently had an air conditioner fixed on my 2000 model 1.3 mpfi Gypsy.
I had two queries
1) what is the normal power loss for a sanden 507 compressor for a well kept (recently rebuilt) engine
2) I get the feeling that the air conditioner is draining the battery really quick, I am running the stock alternator and battery in addition to a baleno radiator and electrical fan setup! have any of you needed to upgrade either the battery or the alternator to cope with the additional load?
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Old 28th November 2014, 21:09   #123
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...I am running the stock alternator and battery in addition to a baleno radiator and electrical fan setup! ...
You could try to set up the electric fan to come on via a thermostat so that it does not run needlessly all the time.
Have you also increased the fan size for the radiator fan?
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You could try to set up the electric fan to come on via a thermostat so that it does not run needlessly all the time.
Have you also increased the fan size for the radiator fan?
Thanks for the tip, the problem was diagnosed to improper earthing, and I believe it has been sorted out! (perils of building a car long distance )

Sadly it could not be road tested as the rear door hinge gave way and the door unlocked it self.
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Hi guys,

A question unconventional to this thread - what would it take to 'remove' the a/c setup from a Gypsy? Would there be any chances of compromising on the reliability front? Would it be as good as the 'stock' state, viz. before the a/c was fitted?

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Hello everyone,

1. Do we get OE A/c in the gypsy?

2. What's compressor does it come with?

3. Does the OE A/c comes with heater?

The gypsy is ex-army 413 and didn't have any blower or compressor. Consulted the A.S.S. but they were ignorant about it.
Can anyone please help me with this.

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Hi guys,

A question unconventional to this thread - what would it take to 'remove' the a/c setup from a Gypsy? Would there be any chances of compromising on the reliability front? Would it be as good as the 'stock' state, viz. before the a/c was fitted?

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Yes, you can. An AC install doesnt include any modifications to the engine or its internals. But i am wondering why would you want to remove the AC. Any specific reasons?

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Hello everyone,

1. Do we get OE A/c in the gypsy?

2. What's compressor does it come with?

3. Does the OE A/c comes with heater?

The gypsy is ex-army 413 and didn't have any blower or compressor. Consulted the A.S.S. but they were ignorant about it.
Can anyone please help me with this.
1. No. Gypsy doesnt come with AC from the factory. It has to be retrofitted.
2. No Compressor. But most people use the Sanden Compressor.
3. No. But while retrofitting the AC, you can include the heating coils as well and make provision for the same.

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I have just acquired a UNICLA controller: the kind that comes with the blower unit.
I have a smiliar AC controller in my 1993 Contessa Classic. Off late it seems to give problems. Can you help from where did you source this controller? I want one.
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