Monday, May 05, 2014

Honda FRV belt, to bypass the a/c

The Air conditioning pump on our Honda FRV has seized up. Since we never use the A/C, looking at getting a new belt that circumvents the A/C pump/compressor wheel.

The original belt is about 1767mm long, and one avoiding the a/c cog would be 1393mm. It is a 7pk belt, but maybe a 6pk would do, as there would be less load on it.

So, instead of spending £500-800 fixing the AC that we never use, should be able to bypass it with a new £15 belt.

The part number seems to be "(number of ribs)pk(length in mm)" so a 7PK1393 is a 7 rib 1393mm long belt. 

Maybe a Gates 6PK1395 or a 6PK1393 would do it, though a 7PK1393 would be ideal. Will add any updates.