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Air Con Nightmare, Word of Warning!

AjM May 23, 2012

  1. AjM

    AjM Living in Blissful Ignorance

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    Well Air con packed up on my 3L TDI Avant so i went to get it checked. It had lost 2/3 of the gas so got it re-gassed, fired up the engine and black smoke started billowing from the engine bay. The clutch on the compressor had let go and it ripped itself to bits. Non Gen part from TPS is £756 +VAT!!!
    I have got a reconditioned used one for £350 +VAT, but peoples make sure you get your air con checked every 2 years as the recommendations!!
    It would seem it had been running on low gas for a while and when it was topped up and at the right pressure it killed the compressor!
     
  2. Cabbyfan

    Cabbyfan Active Member

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    I'm getting mine re gassed tomorrow ! Yikes....

    Hope yours gets fixed ok....
     
  3. pauly7

    pauly7 New Member

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    I had this on a Volvo, compressor seized, on that car it was important that lubricating oil was added with the re-gas.
     
  4. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    Compressor failure is the usual fault, managed to get one from a scrappie for £75. Couldn't believe the cost new.
     
  5. AjM

    AjM Living in Blissful Ignorance

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    Yes the oil is very ness, apperently a lot of the cheaper places don't put it in at the end of the re gas cycle!!!
     

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