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Anybody ever changed an air con pipe before?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by dieselfitter251, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. dieselfitter251
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    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    I've all the bits, (well pipe here hopefully for the weekend). The system is currently empty so no worries of nasty gas, just wondering if anybody knows what's involved.

    Ta guys.
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    They can be very tight - the threads corrode (soft aluminium) and can get damaged trying to undo them.

    If any of these pipes are those that go into the condenser, be careful - it's all too easy to twist the ends off, rather than undo the unions, if you're not careful!
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    you will be very lucky to remove and replace without causing damage, last owner of mine managed to wreck threads on condensor so i ended up buying a complete pipe, condensor and dryer that had been removed without being disconnected and fit them as one peice
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    Geeman Low Life

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    Oh no...!

    I took all mine out and binned them... apart from the front condenser/radiator. They were all in tip-top condition too.

    Long story why I removed it all though!
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    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    Ok. Going by my track record with stinky I'll be bathing these joint in stop lock / WD 40 for some while! Cheers fellas
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