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I went to the stealership the other day and asked for the price of a OEM denso compressor and he told me the OEM compressor was actually Bosch!! I see everyone here is always talking about DensoI! Which is better as I need to convert my system and I need and new compressor!
 

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Nippodenso is OE. 15cc or 17cc.
 

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OEM was Denso 10PA17
Makes me wonder why the MB Stealership is saying. Bosch was OE. I found a denso compressor online brand new not erebuilt for $265. Is that a good deal? Plus should I use r12 or r134a? My mechanic says we can't use r12 anymore and he can't get it, but othes tell me it's still available. I'm in Florida, I need cold ac and then I will try to get those center vents operable!
 

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Since you are in Florida, R12. Do not settle for r134a. I'm moving back to R12 when I replace my condenser on my 300TE soon. If where you live gets no higher than 90F, r134a is fine...anything higher and its no longer satisfactory unless you have a thing for sweat. If your "mechanic" says you can't use it anymore, find a new one. You can get it off craigslist with a $20 license or "intent to resell". You will be REQUIRED to flush the ENTIRE system if you had r134a in there previously. Its worth the extra effort though, trust me.

Maybe the newer models use Bosch, ours do not. Ignore them.
 

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Since you are in Florida, R12. Do not settle for r134a. I'm moving back to R12 when I replace my condenser on my 300TE soon. If where you live gets no higher than 90F, r134a is fine...anything higher and its no longer satisfactory unless you have a thing for sweat. If your "mechanic" says you can't use it anymore, find a new one. You can get it off craigslist with a $20 license or "intent to resell". You will be REQUIRED to flush the ENTIRE system if you had r134a in there previously. Its worth the extra effort though, trust me.

Maybe the newer models use Bosch, ours do not. Ignore them.[/QUOTE

Mine is a 1990. If you had the choice would you go with Bosch or is denso better? From what I'm told I can go to autozone and get r12.
 
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