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Old 05-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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P-30 GM A/C system

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We have a 1985 Winnebago 30 foot Chieftain with the 454 engine. Our dash unit (engine driven) compressor crapped out. We have tried every source known to us to find another compressor. dryer, and expanion valve to no avail. GM is of no use on this.

If anyone can help I can send photos via email of the different components as we have them removed.

Without this we are going to die this summer so i do appreciate any help on this. I have the GM numbers but they are useless.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Have you tried going to your local auto parts store and asking them. I know my 87 454 the parts are just for the big block. You might try that. I use Napa. Just a thought

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Just went through the same search you're doing, ended up finding a ebay store airpartsinc that had everything I needed (TXV and receiver dryer) at very reasonable prices.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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Let me get home I'll post a number for you. Is this compressor basically square my 1985 is il pm wow both from va my uncle was the pharmicist in blacksburg to over 40 years
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:14 AM   #5
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ok here is who i use compressor world 817 790 0110 they also have freon R12A
about $13 a can with tax im sure they will ship this is a small shop in a small town if you need help PM me im 5 miles from them
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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Thanks so much, we have called every a/c supplier we can find, all over the country. I even have excellent pictures of each component, if i could figure out how to attach them i would post them too.

My email address is [email protected] if anyone would like to contact me or give me an address i can send pictures to.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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ok here is who i use compressor world 817 790 0110 they also have freon R12A
about $13 a can with tax im sure they will ship this is a small shop in a small town if you need help PM me im 5 miles from them
Thanks, I'll give them a call today. Apparently the types of compressors used on an '85 454 P-30 chassis are like hairs on a dogs back. No one, I mean no one can tell you.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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NAPA, AutoZone, O'Reily, Advance, GM, etc were all dead ends.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #9
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Just went through the same search you're doing, ended up finding a ebay store airpartsinc that had everything I needed (TXV and receiver dryer) at very reasonable prices.
Thanks, i looked up "airpartsinc" and it is an aircraft homebuilding company, i would not think they would carry a/c parts for a Chevy truck.

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:21 AM   #10
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Mine looks like a old York or a ara I will look for a brand today add yahoo to my user name and you got my email
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #11
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If it's a York compressor, try York Air Conditioning Parts, York A/C Parts

Also, you might be able to get brackets to use a more modern compressor. The dryer and expansion valve should also be replaceable as I doubt that Chevy built a unique system for an '85 Winnie.

I assume you are upgrading your refrigerant to R134 instead of R12, you might consider ES 12a. Available at Refrigerant, freon, freeze 12, envirosafe, freon replacement, hydrocarbon refrigerants I've read some forums where people have changed and gotten much better cooling from the ES 12a. In my RV, I plan to change if I need service to the old system because it seems to provide better cooling.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:43 AM   #12
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ok here is who i use compressor world 817 790 0110 they also have freon R12A
about $13 a can with tax im sure they will ship this is a small shop in a small town if you need help PM me im 5 miles from them
Thanks, i called them up and sent pictures of what i needed. He was
very nice and said he would ship the parts immediately. The prices were most reasonable too. I assume he sent them but i have not received a confirmation. If anyone needs a/c parts you might want to check with him first.

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
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Good deal they are good people I deal with them all the time
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #14
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Folis, did you get the parts? If so is all good now with the dash air conditioning?
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #15
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I'm sure he did they are good people in a small town. That said if he has any trouble let me know I'm a few miles away from them
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