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New compressor

ScottD3 Feb 21, 2011

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    I'm going to try and get a new to me compressor in the coming weeks.
    The orignal unit was removed just as i bought the car and i've running with no compressor for months.

    I can bolt the new unit on and connect all pipes but I'm just wondering if there could be any other issues with the AC system for not having a compressor on for 8 months.

    The pipes have been covered up all this time (Well, I think they are still covered).

    any advice would be great.
    thanks. :D
     
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  3. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The seals have more likely dried out completely and that means they may not work 100%. It's worth taking it to a specialist who can carry out a pressure test to check they're okay before filling the system up properly. The other option is to get it charged as normal and hope for the best.
     
  4. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    Forgot about the seals.

    I'll have to get it tested then.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    And you will need a new dryer as that will be fubar
     
  6. PaulTheo

    PaulTheo Registered User

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    New drier unit fit the comp, vac down for a few hours, leak test and top up with oil and gas.
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    Vac down?
    Drier unit dealer only?
     
  8. paddy

    paddy Registered User

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    Mines going in for a new compressor on Monday, aircon packed up 4 years ago......lol, they are talking £500 for the compressor !!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont you just love ****** aAudi's :faint:
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    Sod that. I've been looking at new units on ebay for about £250.
     
  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    I've ordered a new drier unit and compressor hopefully in time for this weekend.

    I'm going to pop in to vw and order theses O-rings
    [​IMG]

    Is there any thing else that is recommend to replace?
     
  11. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I can't think of anything mate.
     
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  13. sportback A3

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    If you look on autoairconparts.com, its a uk site, the cheap compressors on ebay are 28 day delivery. this co sells OE parts at half dealer price, also a copy part... You need to fit a new drier, also a new expansion valve as per their warrent terms. take a look.

    I hope this helps, Pm me if the site listed is wrong fella
     
  14. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    Thank you both. :)

    Expansion valve?

    I ordered a dryer, AC compressor, new bolts, new pully, new o-rings and got a AC guy coming over on the weekend to regas/test the system.
    If there is any thing else missing i'll try and get it before or pray the system works. :)
     
  15. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter

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    All done.

    New dryer, 2nd hand compressor, belt, pully and regass. all for less than £100.
    Happy days.

    Thanks very much for all the helps lads.
     
  16. sportback A3

    sportback A3 Registered User

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    As you say, Happy days fella.
    I fitted my new comp last week, waited until today to have it re gas'd... a blooming £1 seal was passes gas! So still no Aircon! And to top my day off, my passenger window jammed in the half open position, So I found a local breaker, I fitted a whole window frame inc regulator cables motor etc!
     

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