Smashed Air Con Condenser - Advice Needed!
Drove into a falling branch from a tree during the windy conditions the past few days, ended up with the branch stuck into the front of the grill. Broken the grill and put a hole into the air conditioning condenser, plus bending some of the fins. Havent had chance to look at the damage yet but there looks to be some leaking fluid from the radiator.
Anybody replaced this part? Audi are quoting £520 incl. vat, labour and regas. £290 is for the condenser alone.
Assume the procedure would be to remove the condenser, replace and then recharge the air con system? If so, does anybody have any experience on recharging air con systems? Do I need to use an Audi approved gas/lubricant? Could another garage do this for me etc etc etc? Thanks in advance.