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Old 01-15-2017, 10:46 AM   #1
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Can I cut belts from engine to fac a/c compressors?

I have a 99 bluebird TC2000 FE that had two a/c compressors with belts to the fly wheel. I'm taking out both a/c units. I was told that I could just cut the belts off and leave the compressors in. They would be a huge pain to get out. Is there any harm in doing this? We'll be installing a roof top ac so we want these big bulky old ones out of the way. Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:44 AM   #2
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I have a 99 bluebird TC2000 FE that had two a/c compressors with belts to the fly wheel. I'm taking out both a/c units. I was told that I could just cut the belts off and leave the compressors in. They would be a huge pain to get out. Is there any harm in doing this? We'll be installing a roof top ac so we want these big bulky old ones out of the way. Thanks!
It's your bus. Do what you want. As for me unless they are in the way i would leave them. IMO Just more work. I would cover the hose ends to protect the compressors. Those are most likely expensive even used.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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keep the A/C if you are planning to use this as an RV and drive it at all... at least keep one.. if you plan on a little camper A/C on the roof cooling you while driving you wont be satisfied.. you will roast in the driver seat even insulated.. FE busses make a LOT of engine heat..

I personally would take the compressors out though if you dont want them.. im not a fan of leaving unused equipment hanging around... take the time, clean things up and do it the right way and you will have much better time of servicing the engine if you ever need to as well..

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