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    my pocket is going to hurt

    well, been having issues with my aircon

    slowly losing its charge over the past month or so, had it in leaks and a recharge for Ł50 done...

    then a few weeks later on it loses again

    some valves replaced and another recharge at discount Ł40

    lost it's pressure again, noticed yesterday in the heat, now my mechanic is saying the condenser (Ł350), vagparts.co.uk have it for 225exc VAT, which is better than nothing.

    she is going in on weds to look for leaks around the condenser, but if nothing there then the condeser is going to have to be changed (can't survive summer on black leather with no aircon)

    also in need of :

    1 control arm (Ł70)
    2 front tyres in the next month or so (Ł120)
    insurance and mot september (Ł550)
    1 major service (coming upto 80k) (Ł300)
    1 mp3 cd changer (think this will be sacrificed) (Ł170)
    1 trip to glastonbury plus major expenses !!! (Ł300) paid for already apart from spends ![img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    don't even want to add it up

    she drives well but is sucking my wallet, not feeling great about her at the moment [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    German and sweedish have the condensor for Ł130 all in [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    is that oem audi ?

    I just checked around and have the following prices for the condenser

    oem
    audi - 337 exc vat
    vagparts - 225 exc vat

    non oem
    eurocar parts 121exc vat

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    not familar with them is it www.gsfcarparts.com ?

    seen the >97 one for 140exc vat

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    That was non-OEM but at the end of the day it dosen't matter with a part like that. That was the only reason I reccomended them as I usually only buy OEM [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    What's happened to your condensor, is it stone chips or stress fractures?

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    not sure yet what the cause is.

    going in on weds to check for leaks around it and to check the condenser and the whole system again...

    just preparing myself for the bills...

    thanks for the info, was going to ask if it was worth / mattered buying oem for this.

    will go for the cheapest one with a guarantee...!

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    Hey Fraser, my aircon has cost me nearly a Ł1,000 in 4 years, new dryer, new condenser, new pump, new heat exchanger and 5 recharges.
    Finally when my aircon guy told me there is nothing left to replace my blower has started playing up. Still waiting for a new controller.
    It's like all the components get jealous of the others so start playing up. Guess it's the price I pay for running a 7 year old Audi.

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    ouch...

    7 years old is not old !!!

    mine is 7 too and I don't really want to shell out a g

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    Re: my pocket is going to hurt

    well got my car back last night...

    small valve was leaking on the aircon, so that replaced and a top up on the gases = Ł45 cash [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    onto the next repair...

 

 

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