Air Con Issues

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Air Con Issues

Post by Thumpermike » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm

Just had my air con services and been advised it's leaking on the condenser and two of the pipes. The quote to sort this is hefty. I'm not sure on the air con set up on the D3, does anybody have any experience of this? Is is a big job to replace, are there numerous air con pipes on it? The condenser is easy to obtain but i have a feeling the pipes may be OE. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Air Con Issues

Post by anglefire » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 pm

The physical changing is not that challenging - but you need to remove the gas first - specialist job as you can't just vent it to atmosphere.

The condenser is in front of the radiator - which will have to be moved back to get it out and the new one in. Which pipes leak, because the condenser has flex's to it.

Probably some hot works involved and then once all back back in and regassed - another specialist job.


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