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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:00 PM
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So I saw an ad on ebay for a defender air condition kit, I am not going to post the pic but take a look for yourself as I am not sure if this is a vendor on the site so you can search at your own leisure if this post interest you. Anyway I spoke with a few aftermarket air condition companies and here is one response below. They can supply a unit under the passengers side footwell for $1520 plus shipping. Hope this helps. If anyone has found a supplier for a more like stock Davia and Wynns system please post (besides the RN $4K system). I did not check if they can do a RHD version but there were very helpful and maybe they can.


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Hi Clay,
Thank you for your interest and inquiry!
The Ebay, system is just a Universal type and we can duplicate that Evaporator as well as supplying you with a High Efficiency Condenser, Compressor, Drier and barrier Hoses. Your cost for all new parts, without the Compressor Brackets, will be $1520.00 pl;us actual shipping.


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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:03 PM
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Was thinking about taking mine out and selling it (don't know what model but out of a 94 NAS). If you really need one I could be convinced.
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Have you looked at Nostalgic Air Parts (now Nostalgic AC Nostalgic AC - Aftermarket Air Conditioning For Automobiles ) instead of Retro Air?
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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:06 PM
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So I saw an ad on ebay for a defender air condition kit, I am not going to post the pic but take a look for yourself as I am not sure if this is a vendor on the site so you can search at your own leisure if this post interest you.
just post the pic or info
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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:21 PM
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Have you looked at Nostalgic Air Parts (now Nostalgic AC Nostalgic AC - Aftermarket Air Conditioning For Automobiles ) instead of Retro Air?

Josh, I reached out to 2 places. since I really don't have a dog in the fight people can do a more expanded research as I don't have the time. I reached out to classic air and nostalgic air.




ok here is the link:


Land Rover Defender 90 110 130 300 TDI AC Retrofit Kit | eBay


I did just ask Rocky if he had a RHD version as well and will post his response. Goal is hopefully this will help someone.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Clay - I'm about to pull the trigger on the RHD 300Tdi version.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 05:23 PM
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Clay - I'm about to pull the trigger on the RHD 300Tdi version.

Victor from Retro Air or form RN? I just asked Rocky if he can get me a price on a RHD version that he says that they carry for RHD jags and merc. I will post when I get a response from him.
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Victor from Retro Air or form RN? I just asked Rocky if he can get me a price on a RHD version that he says that they carry for RHD jags and merc. I will post when I get a response from him.
I'll wait to hear back from you however I'm not afraid of buying the kit from ULC.
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Rock at Retro air responded with the following regarding RHD units:


With our experience, we undoubtedly could design a better one that is more efficient and better looking. However, since we just moved, it would take some time that we just donít have right now.
I am attaching some pictures of our E-Type unit which would be comparable in appearance to existing Kits, but would be much more efficient.


Thanks.

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Has anyone installed a LHD version of RetroAir's unit? I have a 1991 200tdi LHD D110 that I'm trying to figure out what the best lowish cost options are
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Rock at Retro air responded with the following regarding RHD units: With our experience, we undoubtedly could design a better one that is more efficient and better looking. However, since we just moved, it would take some time that we just don’t have right now. I am attaching some pictures of our E-Type unit which would be comparable in appearance to existing Kits, but would be much more efficient. Thanks.
Very slick and thanks for sharing.
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Has anyone installed a LHD version of RetroAir's unit? I have a 1991 200tdi LHD D110 that I'm trying to figure out what the best lowish cost options are

Kurt since the tech section archives go back a number of years and with people coming on and dropping off the forum, I would do a search to see what folks have done in the past or possibly on the web if no one responds to you.


Good luck and if you do go that route, make sure you take some pics to help others out. The hardest and first thing I would do is track down the engine mounts for the compressor, extra pulley on the crank(if you need one) and the belt tensioner set up to run an ac compressor for a LHD 200tdi. Once you got these pieces the kit is less of a worry as now you know what you need to run it. I would also think that a 200tdi (or 300tdi) discovery would have the set up you wanted as far as engine brackets.


I am in no means an expert or care to be on what tdi options a discovery 1 came with throughout the various world markets. I am sure other members can lend their technical expertise in that area.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 06:05 PM
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Thank you. I'm such a novice that i don't even know where to find the engine mounts, what the pulley on the crank does or belt tensioner. Trying to research and figure it out.

I did reach out to CoolAir Logan (provider of OEM AC units) and they stated that due to demand, they are working on a 200TDI AC package and hope to have it ready to ship in the next few weeks. Have people here been happy installing CoolAir Logan units on 300TDIs?

Land Rover Air Conditioning Systems | Coolair Logan : Coolair Logan

----------------------- email from Coolair Logan-------------

"Dear Kurt

My colleague has forwarded me your email regarding your enquiry into our Landrover Defender 200Tdi air conditioning kits. I can confirm that we supply a kit that is suitable for a 200 Tdi, but we do not currently supply the brackets, pulleys or tensioners. However, due to a recent increase in demand for a kit for these engines we are now in the process of developing these mounting systems to offer as a supplementary purchase option with the air conditioning kit itself. We are still a few weeks away from being able to retail the mounting system and unable to offer a price just at the moment for this. However, I can confirm that the kit without the mounting retails at £1882 plus transportation.

I hope the above information was useful to you, please do not hesitate to come back to me if you have any more queries.

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I am also looking for an AC unit for my 87 110 4.0L. The only one that looks legit is the RN one for $4289. The unit itself looks great and look straight from the factory but I'll probably never consider it because of the cost. I would be ecstatic to find a cheaper one for the 4.0, I just haven't seen one yet, still looking though...
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I am starting the search for a system for my 1988 lhd 110. Any Recs would be appreciated.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 10:19 AM
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I'm getting a quote from CoolAir Logan for my 200tdi and may pull the trigger while she is still in the UK. I'll let you know how it goes
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I am also looking for an AC unit for my 87 110 4.0L. The only one that looks legit is the RN one for $4289. The unit itself looks great and look straight from the factory but I'll probably never consider it because of the cost. I would be ecstatic to find a cheaper one for the 4.0, I just haven't seen one yet, still looking though...
If you have a 4.0l petrol engine, mounts and compressors will be much easier to find compared to the older diesels which never offered ac as an option.

I will be following this thread as AC will be essential for my 1990 LHD 2.5 diesel if I ever get it to the states and registered in CA.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 11:28 PM
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If you have a 4.0l petrol engine, mounts and compressors will be much easier to find compared to the older diesels which never offered ac as an option. I will be following this thread as AC will be essential for my 1990 LHD 2.5 diesel if I ever get it to the states and registered in CA.
Was AC never a factory option on the 200 TDI engine?
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You only need the disco bracket (or make one they are really stupid simple) the adjuster pulley mount that bolts to the timing cover along with a tensioner pulley from a v belt 3.9, and a looonnng belt. A Sanden 508 compressor is about $150 new, and the rest is roughly $500 ish from places like vintage air. The hard part is making holes in your perfectly good bulkhead.
It isn't that hard as a diy project. Your local gas station wrench can charge it with refrigerant for about $50.
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Was AC never a factory option on the 200 TDI engine?

Yes, it was, but most of the parts are hard to get, NLA, or just ridiculously expensive. I think I priced just the brackets to mount the compressor to the engine, and assuming they were still available they were like £400 for everything, new.
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