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BMW E28 Sanden Conversion Kit

Regular price $1,298.00 USD
Regular price $1,398.00 USD Sale price $1,298.00 USD
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Designed and engineered for the enthusiast, this conversion kit offers a complete, plug-and-play upgrade to the A/C system in the E28 to R134a using a modern Sanden compressor, larger parallel flow condenser, new R134a lines, and all the necessary supporting bracketry. This upgrade will result in colder A/C vent temperatures, less strain on the engine, and a more efficient and durable A/C system.

Note: Early model cars (typically pre-1985) will need the later engine accessory mount: 64521717007 (M20); 64521284953 (M30). And late model cars (typically post-1987) with fuel coolers will have to be capped and removed.

What’s in the box?

  • Genuine Sanden SD5H14 (508) compressor (view)
  • ACS Sanden compressor bracket (view)
  • Parallel flow condenser (for use with OEM fan)
  • Low-pressure suction line (bulkhead to compressor)
  • High-pressure discharge line (compressor to drier)
  • High-pressure condenser return line (condenser to drier)
  • OE filter drier w/ R134a high-pressure fitting
  • Larger v-belt
  • Compressor mounting hardware
  • Model specific R134a engine bay o-ring kit (view)
  • Detailed installation instructions (download)

This product requires no R&D, and is easily reversible using professionally engineered components, OEM-like hardware, and durable replacement parts resulting in a trouble-free installation that can be completed in under 4 hours by a professional. It is designed to tuck neatly under the rad cover while providing ample clearance around the factory oil cooler and OEM brake ducting/undertray.

This kit assumes your vehicle is stock and still retains all original equipment. It is designed to use the OEM aux fan, high-pressure switch (on drier), and high-pressure drier return line, along with proper functionality of the evaporator, expansion valve, and HVAC sensors.

Stuff our lawyers made us write

DISCLOSURE: It is imperative that the system be flushed and decontaminated prior to installing the new components. Evacuation of Freon (R12 or R134a), must be done by a certified A/C shop as its chemicals are toxic and harmful to the environment.

CA PROP 65 WARNING: This product can expose you to tetrafluoroethylene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.