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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Air Con Condensor Replacement Reply with quote

Hi guys,

My air con isn't as ice cold as normal, it could be a simple regass, I've had a quick look at the condensor units, one looks a little suspect but pretty good.
What are the best places to buy a replacement. Stick to genuine? I do prefer to. Prices?
Your thoughts are appreciated

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Condensors are a good place to start...I just bought and fitted some from Tameside radiators on eBay. £69 for the pair which is a good price!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just recently purchased x2 Hella Behr OE condensers from a dealer on ebay was half the price so would recommend a look, i was advised to go genuine so shopped about or go on euro car parts they have a 30% off offer on these parts, but others may say aftermarket are fine?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically repeating what Leon just said - I got mine from the same place and fitted them myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A further agreement with Leon. If they're still working, get them de-gassed first then it's an easy change. If you haven't done it before, you'll be amazed at the amount of rubbish in there! Check the rads too.

Make sure you replace the 'O' rings (may cost an extra few pence!) and consider fitting mesh over the apertures.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eBay seller Tameside Radiators, about £70 the pair and threw in the O rings. Great for and for 70notes if they last only 2 years I'll count them as a serviceable part
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Tameside radiators on my boxster and it blows icy cold.
The O rings supplied looked too small though!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
I have the Tameside radiators on my boxster and it blows icy cold.
The O rings supplied looked too small though!


I think you're right - fitted the supplied o-rings and when I went to get it recharged was told it couldn't hold the vacuum.
Just bought replacement o-rings from OPC to ensure I get the right size and they're much thicker and only slightly larger in diameter.

Off to get recharged next week so if it holds it proves the theory
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently the non genuine o rings are crap, effectively that's what keeps the system gas tight so best to get them from the opc. Not cheap for what they are, but gets the job done.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

Car booked in for next week, so let's see if a new condensor is needed.

Good to see the comments

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