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Old 13-05-2019   #1
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Seicento A/C parts wanted

Looking for specific parts to install A/C on my 1.1 Seicento.

Compressors, evaporators, condensors, and switches can be bought online...easily.

However i am after those parts that are not sold online such as:

- The bracket that holds the compressor onto the engine block (under the
alternator)
- The hosing in the engine bay that attaches the compressor to evaporator to condensor together for the refrigerant to flow through.

Scrappers usually throw away these parts but maybe someone might know of one that is on its way to the dump.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

might be worth contacting Luis (maxinou) on here-

he's got a thread going about his wife's Cinq.

He has the first 'cento I've ever heard of with A/C, and some if not all of it will be relevant to the Sei, also...
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

Easiest way to obtain such parts is from a complete but scrap car.
Aircon was a very rare thing on a Sei in the UK. It was an option on the Sporting, but I've only ever seen one used for sale with it. There was a special edition, 'Suite' which was an SX, but with 1108 engine and aircon, but only 500 of them in the UK.

Hotter countries are likely to have had more aircon cars, but sadly most will be at breakers by now.
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

Bill is correct, super super rare in the UK, I had one with it and never seen another in the metal.
Probably best bet is to contact people on ebay, sellers from Italy, Germany etc. It was much much more common on the continent and I've had great success buying hard to find bits of fiat from Italy where its all alot easier to come by.
The bracket that bolts to the engine is super super heavy though so may cost alot to get posted, it actually hold both the alternator and compressor so the compressor sits more where the alternator would normally sit.
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Side note on this I just thought of... The system doesnt have anywhere for the condensate to go, its a very silly design. So if you are fitting one I highly suggest drilling a hole and somehow fitting a pipe for the condensate to run down and out - otherwise it eventually fills up and just pisses out inside the car
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

crikey-

I never thought I'd read of an A/C-mod!

good advice


and (obviously) I had no idea such a version had ever been available in the UK..
(which shows that I know!)
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

When we were in Italy last year we passed a scrapyard on the train. I couldn't find it from the road side of the valley.

Would have loved to have had a mooch.

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Quote Originally Posted by blu73 View Post
Side note on this I just thought of... The system doesnt have anywhere for the condensate to go, its a very silly design. So if you are fitting one I highly suggest drilling a hole and somehow fitting a pipe for the condensate to run down and out - otherwise it eventually fills up and just pisses out inside the car
That's a surprising comment.
My Suite used to tiddle on the floor, as expected, so there must have been a drain on mine. Perhaps production standards were poor, and non-aircon heater boxes were sometimes used.
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

the box just has a hole drilled in some i seen pics of, not sure if thats factory but mine didnt have a hole at all, possibly just a random fiat-ism, cinqs and sei often had random different parts they shouldnt. Alot of later sei have the 866 cam from the mk1 punto75 for example. Fiat must've just had some extra of them at the factory, or a lack of correct cams or something. Some cinqs had the 32mm tb on from the punto60 and not the 30mm it should have. lol
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that said, its a stupid design, why did they not put a drain pipe on it like every other ac'd car in existence haha
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Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
Easiest way to obtain such parts is from a complete but scrap car.
Aircon was a very rare thing on a Sei in the UK. It was an option on the Sporting, but I've only ever seen one used for sale with it. There was a special edition, 'Suite' which was an SX, but with 1108 engine and aircon, but only 500 of them in the UK.

Hotter countries are likely to have had more aircon cars, but sadly most will be at breakers by now.
Thats what i was hoping for but they're also very rare here in Malta. Before i bought my Sporting i was about to buy one that had a/c however the car was well overpriced. Come to think of it now, i should have bought it because i never saw another with a/c for sale
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

I've exhausted the internet trying to find the parts i need. Scrappers tend to throw away the parts i need, or don't bother looking for them due to the 'small' profit they'd make Most of them only have the obvious parts like condensers, evaporators (which i can buy new online). I've contacted tons of scrapyards in the Netherlands since they have many of them there. Ebay = nothing. I've also tried to find contacts to Italian scrap yards - since there are many with a/c in Italy (saw tons on the road on my last holiday to Sicilia), but have had no luck yet...
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Side note on this I just thought of... The system doesnt have anywhere for the condensate to go, its a very silly design. So if you are fitting one I highly suggest drilling a hole and somehow fitting a pipe for the condensate to run down and out - otherwise it eventually fills up and just pisses out inside the car
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Re: Seicento A/C parts wanted

Here is one of the parts i am looking for - which i cannot seem to find anywhere (ePER, ebay, forums, scrapyards, etc). Picture for reference
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I got air con in my Seicento! Enjoyed it in Italy and in the UK but the engine is quite burdened by the demand, for an car which is prone to overheating this causes a little bit more.


That Seicento is end of life (150k miles) so I bought another car with the plan to move it all across. I can give you insight but not ready to give up the kit. sorry. Paul C
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