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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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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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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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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 also pay a small fee (7 euro or so) for an hours access to the repair documentation on Servicebox so you can see how you are meant to take it all off and replace it, step by step.
 

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Sorry to hijack the thread - I'm in Ireland and have just been quoted €680 to replace mine (2015 308 1.3l GTline SW). My eyebrows rose so high they ended upon the back of my neck.

Any tips on reducing this to a more manageable amount?

Also - this seems to be a major issue on 308s (Peugeots in general?). Are the replacement parts likely to be better or equally as vulnerable? I'm seriously unimpressed that a very expensive 3.5 year old part has gone kaput.
 
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