A/C condenser

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A/C condenser

Post by wennbom » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:50 pm

My a/c condenser looks a bit tired in some areas.
Worth trying to tidy up or not?
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Re: A/C condenser

Post by andybond » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:22 pm

If you have the front clam off , yes. Get it done

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by sjw » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:19 am

I'd say yes whilst the clam is off,
But be aware, if the system is anything like my 07 Exige, the pipes then pissed the entire contents out, and I never did get around to having them replaced before I sold it

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by Fonzey » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:19 am

Can I hijack slightly?

Taking clam off soon to sort radiator/tow post/all that jazz. Last time I did this it was on a non-AC car, but my Exige now has AC. Should I take it to get the system drained whilst the car is still roadworthy or can I swap the radiator & Co without touching the AC condenser?

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by andybond » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 am

You can do it with some propping in the right places.

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by wennbom » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:58 am

Hmmm....kind of knew that would be the response.

Ok, so refurbish the old one or new?
Looks like only the steel parts are corroded, and only in a few spots.

Isn't a new one around £200+vat and shipping?

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by andybond » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:04 pm

I got a new one. Then one of the other parts failed and the condensor packed in.

I think it was 280 something including VAT and delivery

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by winthattt » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 pm

Fonzey wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:19 am
Can I hijack slightly?

Taking clam off soon to sort radiator/tow post/all that jazz. Last time I did this it was on a non-AC car, but my Exige now has AC. Should I take it to get the system drained whilst the car is still roadworthy or can I swap the radiator & Co without touching the AC condenser?
It is a good idea to have the aircon emptied. The fluids are not as hostile to the environment as they used to be and can be recycled if removed. When the system is evacuated they can check it for leaks. Tbh, mine was a pile of corrosion and it still worked and did not leak, it was much worse than the one in the picture on this thread, the fins literally fell out.

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Re: A/C condenser

Post by seriouslylotus » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:13 am

https://www.seriouslylotus.com/aircon-c ... and-europa

Price includes UK shipping ( same unit as sold by Pro alloy)
Happy to do a package deal if you want. Pro alloy rad as well!!

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