Posted by bwilson4web on May 13, 2011, 7:06 pm
As is is obvious in the photos, no shaft, no pulley, no electric
clutch, and no seals. The Prius electric compressor is another
superior aspect over what we find in gassers and diesels. Here is
another photo taken at the Detroit Auto Show in January, 2009:
The air conditioner compressor is the lower unit and above it is the
electric water pump. The engine has no belt sucking power directly
from the engine.
The electric water pump is also a completely sealed unit so there is
no path for coolant to leak out. Best of all, it uses less power than
a traditional engine water pump. Less energy wasted pumping coolant is
more that is available to drive the Prius.
Now there are after-market, electric water pumps for gassers and
diesels but no one has identified a make and model that comes with an
electric water pump.
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on May 14, 2011, 3:10 pm
So the Prius A/C compressor has no seals? At all.
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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on May 14, 2011, 6:01 pm
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on May 14, 2011, 3:11 pm
You keep calling non-Prius cars "gassers". What does that mean, exactly?
You DO realize, don't you, that the Prius uses gasoline as its sole
source of energy?
The Prius is a "gasser" every bit as much as any other "gasser" you try
to call names on.