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Hi , My Maruti 800 DX is 11 years old and its A/C is not effective. I dont want to get a new car.
Is it possible to change the A/C? How much I need to spend on that?

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Asked by appa rao, 20 Mar '11 08:36 pm
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I agree with Varun's views.. At this cost it would make sense to replace the car as the cost of this conversion will be more than the value of the car itself.
Answered by Kunaal Saigal, 25 Mar '11 12:41 pm

 
  
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The govt. of India has decreed that the gas used in the car compressor has to be changed to an environment friendly version, post Jan 2010. This gas cannot be used in your current ac compressor. You have to change the entire console and this would cost you atleast Rs.35000. It would be ideal to replace the car at this point in time than incurring expenditure on the compressor. In cas you still need to keep the car, suggest you go for another Maruti brand car and keep this car for use in shorter distances or nearer home.
Answered by Varun Menon, 25 Mar '11 12:36 pm

 
  
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A/c will nvr function well on an old 800cc engine.....better go for a new car then wasting ur money an old horse
Answered by gaurav shokeen, 21 Mar '11 01:16 am

 
  
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Yes
maybe 35000
Answered by anil garg, 21 Mar '11 12:59 am

 
  
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Just try replacing it, nothing much will cost you for A/C...!
Answered by Dil Se, 20 Mar '11 10:58 pm

 
  
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Not so old to be changed....do some maintainence!!!!!!
Answered by harshal kalangutkar, 20 Mar '11 08:55 pm

 
  
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Contact Gore Gaon (Gurgaon) Maruti
Answered by vipulmaan, 20 Mar '11 08:42 pm

 
  
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What is the problem with your A/C?

I am of course assuming u refilled ur compressor and the A/C cooling issue is happening regardless...in that case....

First check your A/C pipings to see if there is any gas leak (the tubes in A/C that connects from compressor to ur blower). 90 percent of the time this is the culprit w/ older cars. Check the pipings!

If the pipings are OK, and u still have an issue, u have a compressor problem. I am not sure what compressor the M-800 uses. I drive a customized HIndustan COntessa. I use a 510 series compressor, urs is prolly a 507 series? I am not sure.

Of course, it's possible 2 change A/C- but I am not sure about current prices- it has been a WHILE since I shopped 4 a car A/C. The brands u wanna look out for is the "SUPER KING"- easy, reliable, cheap, made in Hindustan. See if the compressor power clocks to a 507 series. ANything larger (like a 510) will r*pe your engine.
Answered by A Moin, 20 Mar '11 08:42 pm

 
  
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Have charged the gas recently? If not, try it.
Possible to change the A/C. But may cost upto 35K
Answered by Shashi LS, 20 Mar '11 08:39 pm

 
  
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