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BMW E30 Sanden Conversion Kit

Regular price $1,398.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,398.95 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 E30 to R134a using a modern Sanden compressor, parallel flow condenser, R134a expansion valve, new R134a lines (inside and out), 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.

Check out our new E30 install video!

Note: This product is not compatible with the M3, 325iX, or 318i/is. Models fitted with fuel coolers will have to be capped and removed. Interior lines are only compatible with LHD models; however, the remainder of the kit can be used on RHD models.

COMING SOON (Q1 2024): E30 M3, 24v E30, and 325iX.

What’s in the box?

  • Genuine Sanden SD5H14 (508) compressor (view)
  • ACS Sanden compressor bracket (view)
  • Nissens parallel flow condenser (view)
  • Low-pressure suction line (bulkhead to compressor)
  • High-pressure discharge line (compressor to drier)
  • High-pressure condenser return line (condenser to drier)
  • Interior line set w/ o-rings (view)
  • R134a filter drier
  • R134a expansion valve (view)
  • Gates v-belt (view)
  • R134a low and high-pressure fittings (view)
  • Compressor mounting hardware
  • Model specific R134a o-ring kit (view)
  • Detailed installation instructions (view)
  • R134a retrofit label (view)

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 fit both stock and euro headers while providing ample clearance around the factory oil cooler lines 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 and low pressure switches (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