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The A/C Blues

By Ramair1

Filed under: 1999 Pontiac Trans Am (Ramair2)

After making repairs to a oil pan leak on the new LS1 engine and header install at the same time, then going back together with everything I noticed a hissing sound coming from the air compressor and followed by a drop of oil coming from the same area. After a number of colorful words I called around to find a replacement air compressor. The local parts stores wanted $200 - $300+ dollars for a rebuilt with only a year warranty, I knew that wasn't going to cut it needed something more reliable and thats when I made a phone call to the inlaws dealership to order a new unit at the grand total $600 my cost! That followed by a few more colorful words and ended up biting the bullet and had them order one. Just goes to show ya that it's always something to cost more $$$ than you think it's going to.

Update to A/C install; I did find one on gmpartsdirect.com for $400.00, made the install and got the system charged and back to being cool again!!!

Also installed custom made sub-frame connectors myself(soaring spirits automotive specialties)

Also made a trip to Dallas for a retune after the header install, I knew that Ramair2 was running a little rich so needed to tweak the tune a bit at "Xtreme Horsepower" of North Richland Hills, Dallas, TX. The install and dyno tuning netted a best of 322hp at the wheels (384hp at the flywheel) and 360tq at the wheels. Not bad for just a header/y-pipe install. Already had the catback system in place (Magna-Flo). Ramair2 is ready for the streets again.
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