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 Post subject: Condenser help pls
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:47 am 
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Turns out one o' mine has a circular (about 3-4 inch diameter) damp patch on it. Does it need replacing or can it wait? I don't think I've ever used the aircon, and I'm not likely to, so maybe I can just forget it?
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 Post subject: Re: Condenser help pls
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:09 pm 
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Not using it will kill it any way. Doesn't yours have climate control?
It won't cause any problems but if you leave it & the pump dies then the recommisioning costs will be high. You may not want it but the next buyer may well do. Mine was always on Auto all year round.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:07 pm 
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Generally speaking with air-con it's a case of 'use it or lose it', hence it's always on, on my own cars. Especially useful this time of year for de-humidifying properties.

As Jim says, leaky condensers aren't an issue per se, but if your pump dies you could be into a hefty bill to re-commission. If you're into the car long term and don't use the air-con it's no biggie.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:10 pm 
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Ta Jim / Rich - reckon I'll find the best quote (had '£368 for both' so far), cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: Condenser help pls
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:42 pm 
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Oh ....... should I be getting the more expensive Hella variety?

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