Fix it! AC compressor is just about the easiest failure point to fix. Thank your lucky stars it isn't the evaporator. Stop leak risks ruining other parts of the ac system.
Damn...Bullseye!Used compressor ftom a wreck , recharge, $200 all in.
I wouldn't disagree with you...most likely I'll pick/purchase one even if this one -denso- works out.New AC compressor, whether Denso or another mfg used by BMW, is NOT expensive
I'd recommend using a new compressor.
Agreed. And if you happen to have leaking vapor barriers (ugh) or something else permitting moisture into the car, A/C is essential to keep the fog off the windows. Of course the leak must be fixed but sometimes the source is not immediately clear.Nissens about $250 I think, from FCP of course.
I barely survive Northern latitudes without AC, down South, I would just melt.
PM me if Bentley pages are useful on this job.
How do you check how much there is in the system without evacuating it?On the drive home from work the temp was 85°...the AC tried but couldn't counter that heat...by time i got home i could tell the AC was slightly warmer on passenger side. Still cold somewhat.
Clear sign of low refrigerant.
I think they at the shop partially filled the system...i had a half can of 134a on the shelf...i used it, felt a considerable difference. I got to check to see how much is in the system.
Can't over fill or under fill, ya know...
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With a checkbook of course!How do you check how much there is in the system without evacuating it?
No judgement against @BimmurBrothor , most of my A/C recharge attempts have been on shitboxes (not calling his cars such, but I mean cars which a leaking compressor is the least of its problems) that were nearly worth less than the tires I put on them; just checking low side pressures and calling it good enough...and more often than not, it "worked". But with a leaking system there's no way to see how much is in the system unless you evacuate it. Of course you can check low and high side pressures to get it functioning decently but on a system leaking that fast there's probably not much utility to it.With a checkbook of course!