Re: [DML] Re: A/C cutting out
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Re: [DML] Re: A/C cutting out

On 6/28/06, James Espey <james@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Don't believe the hype.
> John is insinuating here that buying a NOS compressor is not as good
> as one of his. This "scare tactic" that he's used for the last couple
> years is especially unfounded in this regard. The compressors that we
> sell are sealed box, sealed units that we install on the $40K plus
> remanufactured cars here, as well as installed on restored and service
> cars that come in our shop. These are the same units sold and
> installed by DMC Florida, PJ Grady, DeLorean Motor Center - not to
> mention hundreds of all of their and our mail order customers over the
> years - far more DeLoreans than John Hervey ever has worked on or I
> believe ever will work on.
> As Ryan noted, our $195 NOS A/C compressors come with an NOS sealed
> accumulator and new orifice tube.
> James Espey
> DMC (Texas)

While I don't really have a dog in this fight,(since i'm doing the
eagle 3.0swap and will be using the eagle style compressor, therefor
won't need one
from ANY of the D vendors) I will comment for two reasons.

First of all. I didn't sign up on this list to watch the D vendors start
bashing each other. IMHO it doesn't do anyone any good.

Secondly, while i'm not in any way promoting John Hervey's advertising
tactics, he does have a point. Compressors have seals, and old seals have a
bad tendency to leak. I know i've seen enough leaking compressor seals
lately on our company vehicles to know that.

I know personally i'd rather spend more on a compressor that was new, with
new seals, than buy a 25 year old one. And if a 25 year old one was the only
choice I had i'd definatly get a NEW seal for it and install it before I
ever put the compressor on the car. I for one REALLY hate having to do
things twice.  For me the peace of mind is worth the extra cost than
wondering if the NOS compressor is going to leak around the seal. (and
before anyone comments on this, no I haven't looked up compressor prices
from any of the vendors)

As far as the rest of the compressor, (and other parts that don't have seals
or other components that age, in use or not) NOS is just as good as
absolutly new.

Though for any type of seal, or components with seals in them. You won't
catch me buying NOS parts unless I didn't have a choice in the matter.

VIN #3209

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