Trying to improve
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Smoke from bonnet - Glowing A/C compressor!
Thought car was going to catch fire tonight! After a few minutes of driving smoke started billowing out of the bonnet and upon opening it up i saw the a/c compressor glowing bright orange, well at least the clutch/pulley section was!
The A/C has been pants recently, do I assume I have run the compressor dry and damaged the bearings thus now meaning a new compressor is required?
Once I switched the A/C off the smoke died down and the compressor cooled down.
Really cant afford to spend any cash at the moment but if I have to any part will have to be a used item.
Anyone confirm if this sounds like whats happened and what the remedy is!?
Need an Alfa! Cheap, cheap! Pref something older that needs a little work!