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Old 05-08-2012, 09:41 AM
slabstick slabstick is offline
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Post 2005 X3 - Inpection II + AC Work/Seattle


I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I have a 2005 X3 which needs an inspection II and it looks like the AC has sprung a freon leak as well. Strictly BMW is asking for about 1100 + 250, to do the inspection and diagnose the leak. I am not really confident about DIY....are these prices good or should I find another shop...any recommendations for Eastside Seattle ?.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:07 PM
ncord ncord is offline
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I would try a indi.a/c shop.Mine was blowing warm from passenger side only.
They drained and refilled the system with new freon and dye.
Drove it for a few weeks and returned to have it checked for leaks but they didn`t find any .
Four months later it is still ice cold.They think the new freon maybe lubricated the seals and cured the problem.
Charged me $120.
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