How to select a high quality compressor at a better price.

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Several models of various vehicle makes use a common model compressor but have the hoses located at different angles from one model to another. The manifold is the one thing that varies as it has the pads for the hoses to be connected to. The manifold is a non wearing part and can be fitted from your old compressor to the new one.


 

There are a couple of ways for sellers to approach this.

  1. Stock say 10 different complete compressors to suit the 10 different vehicle models. This increases the cost of stocking which must be passed on in the selling price.
  2. Stock 1 basic compressor without the manifold covering the 10 different vehicle models. This dramatically reduces the cost of stocking which saving can be reflected in the selling price.

Toyota is one range of vehicles which use a common compressor with a variety of hose configurations. 
For example the Denso 10PA15c with the same clutch specifications fits over 10 different vehicles all with different manifolds.
  
Typical example of a replacement for a Denso compressor supplied without the manifold.


 

Other examples are as follows;

Model

Vehicles it fits

Model

Vehicles it fits

180
Some FJ62
HJ60, 61  
HJ61  2HT   Turbo
BJ70  (10P15C)
FJ 70, 73, 75 (10P15C)
HJ75
184
Avalon
Camry MCV205 V6  
181
Hilux RN & YN Series  
HZJ 70  73  75  78 79    80 (10PA15C)
PZJ70  73     
HDJ80 
HDJ80         
1HDT80  (10PA15C)
Spacia   
Tarago   
Town Ace   
185
FJ80
FZJ80
FZJ105
Hilux LN 105    106    130
4 Runner LN130
4 Runner LN130 
Dyna LY211
182
FJ 70 73  75 (10PA15C)
Hilux LN.  88   105   106   111
Hilux LN   147    152   167    172
Dyna LY61, 211 
186
1HDT80    (10PA15L)
HDJ80
HZJ80 (10PA15L)
HZJ105 
183
Camry SV 20, 21, 22, 4cyl, 3 SFE
Camry SXV 20R, 4 cyl
Camry SDV 10, SXV 10, 4cyl wide body   
196
Dyna BU 61, 65, 66, 88, 91, 110, 142,   
 Tarago YR21 DX, 4YE motor  

Conclusion

A lower price does not necessarily mean an inferior product if one seller offers one complete with the manifold and another the compressor without the manifold. However always make sure that the manufacturers name and details are nominated.
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