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Porsche 944 Kuehl AC Compressor Kit, 83-85/1

4.88 out of 5
(8 customer reviews)


944-126-007-02, 944-126-007-BV

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Porsche 944 Kuehl AC Compressor Kit,  83-85/1

Griffiths Porsche 944 Kuehl AC Compressor Kit,  83-85/1 Griffiths offers an alternate solution compressor “kit” for your 944. This is our Kuehl (pronounced “cool”) compressor kit. Our Kuehl Compressor kit bolts right on to your existing compressor mount. The Kuehl is simple to install as our kit includes everything you’ll need and it’s R134a ready. The Kuehl is a swashplate design offering smooth performance with R134a refrigerant. Since the Kuehl is a “new” compressor you don’t have to worry about core deposits and it runs with the existing stock drive belt.
  • Compatible with R134a & R12 refrigerants.
  • No core returns required; keep your old compressor
  • 1-year limited warranty.
  • Porsche 944/1, 1983-1985/1
  • LH and RH drive models
  • OEM Nippondenso Compressor
  • 944-126-007-02
  • 944-126-007-BV
  • NEW Compressor & Clutch
  • Mounting Hardware
  • New compressor to condenser hose assembly
  • Low side 90-degree barb with R134a low side service port,  barb and clamp style fitting for evap to compressor line
  • New Drier
  • New Belt
  • R134a charge port adapter high side service port
  • O-ring kit
  • Refrigerant oil, R134a compatible
  • Detailed instructions with pictures
  • 1) When you place your order please choose the type of refrigerant oil you wish to use in your system. We can provide you either Ester or PAG .   Here is how you can determine which is the best option of oil to choose.  If you are converting from R12 over to R134a, then we suggest you pick Ester oil.  If your car has already been converted to R134a then the type of oil could be either Ester or PAG.  If the conversion procedure was well documented then there should be a “blue” colored R134a refrigerant sticker somewhere in the engine compartment noting the type of oil.  Or, you can research the past service work orders or invoices which might note the type of oil, or you could contact the previous owner or service facility who did the work and ask them.  If you have made all the efforts to research the oil question and you are still unsure as to what refrigerant oil you should choose, please contact us and we will assist you.  We suggest that if the system has Ester or PAG that you continue to use that same type of oil and not mix the two.
  • 2) On your existing original evaporator to compressor hose you will need to cut off the fitting that connects to the compressor, and you will be inserting into this hose our special fitting that has a low side R134a service port, and you will be securing the fitting with a clamp we supply (see picture above on this page)   If you intend to revert back to the original factory Nippondenso compressor for any reason you would need to replace your modified evaporator to compressor hose with a complete new original style hose assembly.
  • 3) The Kuehl compressor has 8 mounting ears.  You will be attaching 2 brackets included in the hardware kit to 4 of the mounting ears.  One of the remaining mounting ears is generally adjacent to the front sway bar (depending upon your model year) and at times could touch the sway bar.  You will need to cut off this mounting ear for clearance (see picture above on this page).  We do not pre-cut the mounting ear because we use this compressor in other applications.  Once a mounting ear has been cut or modified we do not accept returns for these compressor kits.

8 reviews for Porsche 944 Kuehl AC Compressor Kit, 83-85/1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mark Gaboury

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    Everything fit and worked well.

  2. 5 out of 5

    John K.

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    The compressor fit properly. All the items needed for the conversion were provided.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Thomas L.

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    Very nice kit, good instructions included. Made it easy to convert to 134a and the car blows cold air again. Very pleased.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Hughes

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  5. 5 out of 5


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    Parts was a perfect crossover to 134

  6. 5 out of 5


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    This kit was relatively easy to install, with good instructions. Had my local shop charge it up after I installed it (back in June) and it’s now blowing ice cubes out the vents. This past summer in Phoenix, AZ was the coolest one ever inside my 944.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brian H.

    Very nice compressor kit. Everything fit properly and the belt aligned with the crankshaft pulley the first try. Definitely add the oil BEFORE installing the compressor on the engine. I rotated my compressor so the refrigerant fittings were more accessible from below and two of the aluminum mounting tabs had to be trimmed from the compressor. One near the sway bar and the other near the oil pan. Test fit with the new belt and your tensioner in place, check for proper clearances and access to hose fittings and fill ports.

  8. 5 out of 5


    The kit was professionally made and fits correctly. The only problem I had was that they did not send me the right model the first time (as I had ordered correctly) and we were able to make the kit fit. The salesman (over the phone) was somewhat of a jerk, but the product(s) was worth waiting for! Griffiths sent me the correct parts overnight to make up for their mistake at their expense (overnighted to the Mountain West area). It puts out very cold air.

    • Griff

      Yup, somedays I’m a jerk.

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Griffiths offers a limited warranty for all products.

Briefly, our time period of our limited warranty is as follows:

Barrier hoses3 Years
Condensers3 Years
Compressors1 Year
Driers3 Years
Electrical Components1 Year
Expansion Valves2 Years
Evaporators3 Years
Fuel Lines3 Years
Oil Lines3 Years
Mechanical Hardware1 Year
Vents1 Year

For complete details of our Limited Warranties please visit our Warranties page.


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