So of you may have followed my aircon thread --
In a nutshell - bought a JTD with no aircon, hoping it was just needing regas. Went through a shed load of reading on this side and getting good info from members - cheers all.
After fault finding, it was narrowed down to knackered compressor - specifically the compressor clutch not working.
Longish hunt ensued for a suitable compressor - as THEY ARE NOT THE SAME as those on petrol engines. The hunt was made worse by the fact that I could not read the part number on the broken one - so I did it by photo comparison.
I'll post the label of the replacement working one.
I eventually tracked one down ( not easy ) from a very good breaker - £120 - a bit more then I'd like to pay, but I could have waited a looong time for the right compressor to come at a good price.
I then managed to find a good independent garage with alfa AND aircon capabilities - they charged £120 for the compressor swap and test/regassing, which I thought was OK.
So £240 to get it all chilly again
Just for your info -
Alfa wanted £500+vat for a new compressor, and £309 +vat for a reconditioned one with 12 month warrentee
These guys wanted £300 for a new one Car Air Conditioning Diagnosis Repairs Recharging in Kent
Hope this helps others.