Air Con Nightmare, Word of Warning!

AjM

Living in Blissful Ignorance
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!
 

Cabbyfan

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

Hope yours gets fixed ok....
 

pauly7

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

Wrath

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

AjM

Living in Blissful Ignorance
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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