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Old 25-04-18, 08:26 AM   #1
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Default Replace Condenser help

Has anyone replaced their A/C condenser. Is it Bumper removal or can you get to it from above?
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Old 26-04-18, 01:53 PM   #2
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It looks like I may have to have my New308 air-con compressor and/or condenser replaced and I think this is a job that can only be done by a Peugeot garage as it uses a new type of gas to re-charge it.....very expensive evidently....

Even on previous models (of any make) I believe only a fully qualified air-con engineer can do a change over and re-gas.

I assume the compressor is driven by the fan belt so a quick check under the bonnet should reveal accessibility.

Mine is being done on Monday by Peugeot as I am just 2 weeks inside the warranty period....otherwise the bill would be around 1500.....previous models may use a more standard type of gas which is far cheaper. I've just had my wife's old 206 re-charged at F1 Autocentres for 45 .
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Old 03-05-18, 04:13 PM   #3
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Has it got any refrigerant left in the system?
As it is illegal to vent the refrigerant from the Air Conditioning system.
The system needs to be decanted with a reclaim machine.
The new condenser could then be fitted, but needs pressure testing for leaks, evacuated with a vac pump and recharged using a set of manifold gauges with the correct adaptors (2) to get on the air con pipework with correct refrigerant type and quantity weighed in using digital scales
Just 2 pipes go into the condenser-the compressor discharge and the liquid out which normally goes to a small liquid receiver.
Used to do loads of car A/C on the side in my work as a refrigeration/air con engineer.
But that was in the days of R134a!

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