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yeaok
 


Member Since: 21 Apr 2010
Location: Witheridge Devon
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England 
AIR CON

Concerning front to rear air con ally pipes they cost pair £119.00 +vat. Am taking mine out @ 32000k and getting pin hole welded, if to much corrosion will have to have new. Ally pipes right in full blast of water had it been copper it would have helped, better still if the bone head who designed like that had thought about it a bit more or coated the pipes they may last a bit longer.
Getting them out is another issue. Have a look!!
  
Post #66159817th Jun 2010 8:24 am
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Albourneboy
 


Member Since: 23 Feb 2006
Location: An old Victorian town in the NE
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Have found fantastic site regarding air con and what makes it 'tick'. Well worth a read.
[url]
http://autoacsystems.com/index.html[/url]

All the more reason for not letting a Krapp Fitt fitter service your aircon. Get a specialist - they're more likely to know what they are doing Thumbs Up
 Now an ex-D3 owner after 7 happy years. Miss the car but not the big bills Smile
 
 
Post #66160517th Jun 2010 9:16 am
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Albourneboy
 


Member Since: 23 Feb 2006
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Re: AIR CON

yeaok wrote:
Getting them out is another issue. Have a look!!


Not too bad a job provided you are prepared!

Remove NS wheel arch inner cover to access the front connections.

Remove the plastic trim along the sill by pulling the plastic plugs out the bottom of it and then pulling it off the clips that secure it to the side of the sill. Be aware though that unless you take the rear wheel off, you might not be able to take out the 2 rear securing screws but just carefully pull the sill trim out to the side,

Remove the air suspension reservoir. Carefully disconnect the air pipe to let the pressure dissipate. The suspension shouldn't lower but stick a couple of axle stands under the chassis to be on the safe side.

Remove the aircon pipes. Be aware that the studs that the support brackets are secured to will probably be so corroded that they will shear off. You might be able to save them by wire brushing and soaking them in WD40 but mine sheared. The guy that did the work on my car fitted Rivnuts the car to secure the new brackets (that come with the pipes) to, though he had to reposition the brackets.
 Now an ex-D3 owner after 7 happy years. Miss the car but not the big bills Smile
 
 
Post #66161417th Jun 2010 9:30 am
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elpiloto
 


Member Since: 19 May 2010
Location: Dubai
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 4.0 V6 Petrol HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

My Aircon has also gone down. Big Cry

I did a recharge and after two weeks the gas has all but completely leaked out. There is still enough for the compressor to run, but to no real effect.

The Leak detection came back negative and after searching the pipes visible for evidence of leaking I haven't found anything.

As this appears to be a very small leak, is there a gas I can use to seal the pipe from within?

Or, can anyone recommend someone the manchester area who can carry out the repair work?

Cheers
  
Post #6692447th Jul 2010 10:09 am
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Chicken Duck
 


Member Since: 11 Nov 2009
Location: Italy
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Vatican 

@ elpiloto, Had mine done couple of months ago by a guy near wigan."cool and breezy" tel-01942 720789.Mob-07513107437. He's called Pat and is mobile .Based near Wigan but will go gtr Manchester. . I can recomend him Thumbs Up
  
Post #6692567th Jul 2010 10:56 am
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elpiloto
 


Member Since: 19 May 2010
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 4.0 V6 Petrol HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Hi Disco duck

What was the problem with your Aircon?
  
Post #6697838th Jul 2010 4:15 pm
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Phat Face
 


Member Since: 08 Jul 2009
Location: Gloucester
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England 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

I've just had a leak diagnosed on my aircon, it's going in to Stratstone tomorrow. Thank God, because the warranty expires next Thursday. Thumbs Up
 Lloyd "Phat Face"
2006 TDV6 HSE in Bonatti Grey

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Post #6697938th Jul 2010 4:26 pm
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Chicken Duck
 


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Vatican 

I thought the compressor was on the way out. when i turned air con on it wasn't blowing as cold as it should. I could hear a sort of whistling/whiring sound when i revved the engine at first coming from pollen filter were the fan is and then thought it was under bonnet. Turned out it just needed re gassing. Thumbs Up
  
Post #6698408th Jul 2010 6:52 pm
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cdodkin
 


Member Since: 18 Aug 2008
Location: Ex Pat Brit in California
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United States 2008 LR3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Chawton WhiteLR3

Finally got my gold plated, diamond encrusted AC pipe replaced (based on the price)

Now it's actually able to contain the coolant - the AC system actually blows cold!

I've been missing out all this time - I think mine has been faulty from new... Big Cry
 08 LR3 SE V8 - 02 D2 SE7 V8
Porsche 911 (03 996) - 2013 MINI Cooper S 
 
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POAH
 


Member Since: 27 Oct 2009
Location: Glasgow
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Scotland 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

any one got a part number for the rear pipe - local dealer wants £250 just for the part. its the second pipe that goes from around the door all the way up the back.
  
Post #68358718th Aug 2010 8:34 am
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mik
 


Member Since: 08 Feb 2010
Location: Skoatland
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Scotland 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

POAH - have a look at THIS THREAD for info, and part numbers on page2.

I've been speaking with Taggarts about ours (as per my post on page3) and am also speaking with Gemm4x4 (Edinburger) and Strathearn (up towards Perth).
  
Post #68359818th Aug 2010 9:03 am
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Archeci
 


Member Since: 17 Jul 2009
Location: East Yorkshire
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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Just had mine in for air con told condensor leaking, so cannot refil. New one ordered should be done for tomorrow am seriously hoping its not too expensive.

Lee
 Tonga Green TDV6 S

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Post #78468911th Apr 2011 10:11 am
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Bigcol66
 


Member Since: 28 Jul 2010
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2016 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 Landmark LE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

Archei can I ask how much you were charged for your condenser as I think mine has gone?. I took it for regassing today and they said it was leaking from the condenser.
  
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glinja
 


Member Since: 22 Apr 2011
Location: coventry
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United Kingdom 2005 LR3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Java BlackLR3

Hi bigcol66, just had a quote fro local aircon specialist, they want £330inc vat to fit new condenser, and regass.
Gonna pull a few contacts and see if I can get the part at cost.... Fingers crossed Rolling Eyes
  
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GReyneke
 


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South Africa 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Sorry wrong button.. Rolling with laughter
 Just Do It 

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