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air con leak

big lee

17 Mar 2006
hi my 2000 996 has developed a leak on the air con system regased it and gas leaked out in two days! any common places to look for the leak???

Migration info. Legacy thread was 54902
It could be almost anywhere - remember it's a gas so it can leak easier than a liquid. Best take it to an auto AC specialist, they'll have all the proper test gear.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 54904
check the condensors in front of the rads in the front bumper very common

Migration info. Legacy thread was 56331
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by sid malik on 29 April 2006

check the condensors in front of the rads in the front bumper very common
Sid - I think you are going to be a very useful person to know - Welcome to the forum! :D 8)

Migration info. Legacy thread was 56365
I don't wish to upset you but mine had to have extensive warranty/goodwill work to correct the a/c. weeks after I bought it. Included over a period of 4 weeks, in order:-

Front Condenser - still leaked, but the usual cause.

Pipes from condenser to engine - still leaked

Evaporator at middle front under firewall/petrol tank - finally sorted it.

I was in two minds wether to let them do the evaporator as a large amount of dismantling required and people had said it will be full of rattles and squeaks after.

I spoke at length to the guy doing it and he reassured me he would do a proper job and seemed knowledgeable.

It took him two days to install the evaporator!!

It's a perfect job and you honestly would not know it's been apart.

Must have cost £1500 all in I reckon.

Apparently a leaking evaporator is rare so yours is probably ok.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 56386
hi thanks for the help,i have found the leak it was on the low pressure pipe from the osf wheel to the back of the car,it had a small pin hole just by the bracket wasn't that bad to change only took 2 hours,re gased and frezzing cold again! :D

Migration info. Legacy thread was 56438

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