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Old 06-27-2007, 08:44 PM
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Is it possible to put AC in a Euro 300D?

Hi, I am about to get a European 300D. Is there any way to get an Air conditioner put in one? I have found a couple of posts on the forum about it but I haven't really gotten any answers from them. Thanks, Alex

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Old 06-27-2007, 08:51 PM
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My Father in Law has a 85(or 84 i can never remember) 300D Euro with A/C, It is a after market system, it was installed by the previous owner who originally imported from Germany.Not sure who did it but i am in the process of restoring it for him.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:00 PM
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is your euro turbo? a lot are not, the ones without a/c added usually were not turbo. anyway, there should be no issues installing a/c onto a euro. mine has it, but I don't know if it was factory or not.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:07 PM
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is your euro turbo? a lot are not, the ones without a/c added usually were not turbo.
If it's a Euro, it's probably not a turbo as the North American market was the only market to receive turboed W123 sedans, unless someone swapped one in.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:58 PM
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to convert a non ac car to ac with factory parts requires changing out the entire air handling unit under the dash. It can be done but it is a LOT of work.

I did it on my 280e euro (had it done).

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Old 06-28-2007, 05:07 AM
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Hi, Thanks for the feedback. It is a non-turbo model. T walgamuth - how much did this cost? Also can you use any type of aftermarket AC unit? I was told by someone if this was possible that it would probably be more reliable than using the mercedes one. OK thanks again, Alex
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:59 AM
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Hi, I am about to get a European 300D. Is there any way to get an Air conditioner put in one? I have found a couple of posts on the forum about it but I haven't really gotten any answers from them. Thanks, Alex
Your best option is to find a parts car (preferably a 1980 240), and remove all the parts for the AC. The reason for wanting an 80 model is that it has the best AC control switch, it uses a R4 compressor, and the wiring harness for the AC is seperate and easy to remove. You will also need to find a mounting bracket for the compressor off of a 300d.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:05 AM
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Hi, I am about to get a European 300D. Is there any way to get an Air conditioner put in one? I have found a couple of posts on the forum about it but I haven't really gotten any answers from them. Thanks, Alex
Depending on your budget, Vintage Air www.vintageair.com offers a universal kit that you could adapt to your factory vents or put them where ever you'd like. They're not cheap, but everything would be brand new and you'd know of it's condition beforehand.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:03 PM
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I am not sure where you would put the vintageair unit.

Other than that I think they are pretty high quality.

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