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Old 11-23-2003, 22:55   #1 (permalink)
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leaking condensor :(

Well today we figured why my aircon hasn't been working, and only for few hours after a regas; the condensor is leaking pretty bad. He said to fit and replace the condensor would cost $490 , which involves removing the front bumper etc. It sounded like a reasonable amount to me, is this a good/bad price ??? Where would you guys recommend in northern suburbs melbourne ???
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Old 11-23-2003, 23:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: leaking condensor :(

Go to ford and see how much a genuine condenser is, I would say labour would be about $100, anything more and your getting ripped.
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:47   #3 (permalink)
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Try somewhere like coventry's or Lovelocks which supply jayair brand a/c gear which is what the factory use anyway..There are other automotive a/c suppliers too which will prob be less expensive than ford.
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Old 12-07-2003, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: leaking condensor :(

Best price I could get on the condensor was $199 and for the dryer $38. Lovelocks were a bit more...
Ford wanted $299 + $80 and $310 extra if I wanted them to do the job...

I will do the work myself, cept the gassing

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Re: leaking condensor :(

gmanEA - take plenty of pics and write up on the ups and downs of doing the job, I have to look at doing mine I think, so would be very interested in how it all goes.

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Old 12-07-2003, 16:08   #6 (permalink)
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Re: leaking condensor :(

sure mate, I'd do that no worries.
I just have to find a decent price for this stuff.
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Re: leaking condensor :(

If you do it yourself make sure you put new o rings on, the old ones might look alright but it is common pratice to do that, also lubricate the o rings with a bit of oil out of the old receiver dryer.
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Re: leaking condensor :(

Thanks cogo for that, I will take up your advice. How much would the o rings cost ?
The manual I bought ''max ellery's'' actually said to do the same thing, I didn't think it was so important but ill replace them also...
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Re: leaking condensor :(

I think not doing those o-rings would probably be one of those "$2 saving, that will bite you for $200 later" things
Unless they are some especially weird rubber or something, o-rings are usually like 30-50c each...
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Re: leaking condensor :(

We've got a kit at work with all the different size O-rings I dont know if they are different to normal o-rings but the majority of air condintioner 0-rings are green or purple, you might be able to get them from the place that you buy the condensor from.
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