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Hybrid A/C Compressors?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by Perdek, Jan 28, 2009.

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    Is there any information out there regarding what kind of A/C compressors the BMW Hybrids' are using? Are they mechanical, electrical/mechanical, straight electric? What compressor oil do they use? I will assume that the MiniE will have a full electric compressor. Any idea who is making the compressors; model numbers?

    I found Visteon has developed an all electric A/C compressor for the upcoming CO2 Klima Systems: http://www.r744.com/article.view.php?Id=789, but I need to know what's being used in the current models. Any help? Some A/C tech out there must know what's going on and can enlighten me... Thanks
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    granthr

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    Sorry I cannot help you with your questions. But I am curious, what are you planning to do with a straight electric compressor? They are better in that they are less likely to leak because this is no external shaft that needs sealing. Think of your refrigerator or window A/C unit. So they would make a great upgrade for an older application, provided you can reasonably supply it with power.

    Perdek guest

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    I'm in the mobile A/C maintenance industry and wondering what compressors BMW is using in their hybrid vehicles now.
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    mooseheadm5

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    Is there a BMW hybrid for sale right now?

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