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Old 24-08-19, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Condenser replacement advice please

Hi,

I need to DIY replcace the condenser on my 2015 308 II GT.
I'm not concerned about having the air con regassed at this stage (I've got that base covered), just the replacement of the condenser unit which I've confirmed has damage and has leaked out all that very expensive gas.

Does anyone have any advice based on personal experience, as to how complicated the work is.
Any Do's and Dont's.
Any YouTube videos you found or weblinks of use.
A brief explanation of the process, for example does the bumper have to come off or can it all be done from under the bonnet/car.

I will be getting assistance from a mechanic but nobody knows everything, so any pearls of wisdom that might speed up the work or avoid past bad experiences would be appreciated. It always helps to be forewarned.

Many thanks.
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Old 24-08-19, 06:07 PM   #2
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I’m in same boat, aircon specialist is quoting me 350£ with refill. 😌
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Iím in same boat, aircon specialist is quoting me 350£ with refill. 😌
£100 at least of that will be for the gas. So, probably not a bad price,
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Old 24-08-19, 07:37 PM   #4
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Take it to an air con specialist or Peugeot main dealer.

The R1234YF refrigerant used in the 308 T9 is very expensive so the job needs to be done right first time.
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£100 at least of that will be for the gas. So, probably not a bad price,
Halfords charge £110 so about right

https://www.halfordsautocentres.com/...ection-service
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Old 27-08-19, 05:50 AM   #6
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Yeh, I know the gas costs a fortune but I know someone in the trade who can re-gas it for me. I just need to know how to fit the condenser.

I'm just after some pointers from anyone who has fitted one. Whether it is straight forward or needs half the car dismantling to get into it.
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If a specialist is quoting £350 including the gas and supplying the condenser, then it can't be that big a job. Have you checked the price of a new condenser?
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Halfords charge £110 so about right

https://www.halfordsautocentres.com/...ection-service
Actually Halfords charge £149 as they insist on checking the system first. However the cost of the gas alone will be far less.
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Old 27-08-19, 11:04 AM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback.

I've had a quick look for condenser prices and they aren't too expensive, depending on the brand you opt for.
I managed to prise a part number out of a Peugeot dealership for my car (2015 308 GT 1.6) which was 9816746580. He was reluctant to divulge it as they know you're gonna look elsewhere for a cheaper price.

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You can always find part number of servicebox for free.
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