Re: Knackered Air Con! £650 to fix!!!!!
Its back! Hooooooooooray!
My GTV is back with me. It now has a lovely cold AC system, and a lovely new, fully functional Lambda sensor. All very exciting! I am £680 worse off for all the work done. When the garage removed my dash they also found and fixed a range of previous botched jobs including the use of wood screws to hold the fuseboard in place, a huge number of broken tabs and spacers in the dash, I guess from the two previously fitted mobile phone and bluetooth kits. The replacement of quite a large collection of 1/4 turn fixers and generally tidying up. I must say, some of the dash rattles and squeaks are now gone.
All in all a financially painful, but eventually rewarding 5 weeks in a garage!
PS - For anyone with similar problems, the whole airbox and distribution system for a 1999 GTV is identical to the same era 156! The final part I managed to find was a 1999 Alfa 156 evaporator from an E-Bay breaker.