Climate Control aka Aircon V6 Spiders
I thought I would post my experience of getting the Climate Control/ Aircon serviced on both my V6 Spiders by Go Cool mobile aircon servicing service (based near Bristol)
Car had abput 20% gas. previous owner said it was filled 3/4 years ago. The CC blowed cool but not really cold air for about 6/9 months after I bought it.
George, the owner of Go Cool, did a vacuum test and refill, no leaks found in short inspection. Switched on CC, one click, CC worked for a few seconds, from the gauges attached, he showed me that the compressor had switched off. Electrical test passed. Inspection of removed gas/oil showed it to be v black.
He diagnosed a duff compressor with probably damaged Pistons (is that the right word?) He recommended that a new (not recon) compressor be fitted, along with a new drier and condenser rad. He said they would be full of debris from the compressor.
He also said that becsuse the compressor was damaged, a flush of the remaining pipe work with brake pipe flushing fluid would be required (2 hour job!). Anyway this is my "keeper" car, so I agreed to his quote
So onto 2002 Spider
This was completely devoid of gas, so after a failed vacuum test, he filled with nitrogen and uv dye, he found a leak on a pipe union on the condenser. The bolt sheared when he attempted to remove the union!
He suggested that he could remove the sheared bolt & reseat the union to fix the leak, but he had run out of time to fix it there and then.
Not having parts for the 2001 Spider with him, he had to order them
I work away from home, so I booked another Saturday 4 weeks later....
Last edited by Rich_wookey; 27-07-16 at 01:38.