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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:23 am 
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Those who know me know that I am being very VERY sarcastic!

So no offence should be taken, especially by Dave!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:50 pm 
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how is the picasso doing? is it sorted yet :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:30 pm 
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The clicking sound is still there so the only thing left are the CV joints. Before you all say "I told you so", I was aware of this and the dampers were in need of replacement anyway.

When I was replacing the dampers I noticed that the front tyres were worn down to the tread wear markers. I ended up having some Avon ZV7 XL tyres fitted to the front wheels from my local National Tyres branch. The total cost including a front wheel alignment was just shy of £250.

The recent sunny weather has got me thinking about sorting out the aircon. I know the condenser is leaking and the rest of the system was working just after it had been recharged so a new condenser should fix the problem.

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I can understand the shock absorber replacement but why changing the condenser first when it's that obvious it's leaking?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:10 am 
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Take it to a proper AC engineer who'll pressure test the system, dry the system which will be full of water and identify the leak(s). Anyone who just re-fills the system, even with a visible leak type oil is wasting your time and money.

Condensers often fail because they get corroded and/or hit with stones but there's a chance that there are other system leaks, especially if the system has been compromised. Compressor shaft seals, pipes, receiver/drier are all prone to failure on a system in poor condition.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:52 am 
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Mark, after I had the system recharged back in April it worked perfectly. It was done properly by a local garage who had all the proper equipment. It was holding a vaccuum once the system haad been emptied but it really needed to be left for longer than they did. UV dye was added when it was reacharged and no leaks could be found at the time. The aircon only worked for a couple of days after it was recharged. At some subesquent time I found an area on the front of the condenser that had the UV dye on it so that is where the leak is. I can't find any other traces of the dye so I'm certain that a new condenser will sort it.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Mark, after I had the system recharged back in April it worked perfectly. It was done properly by a local garage who had all the proper equipment. It was holding a vaccuum once the system haad been emptied but it really needed to be left for longer than they did. UV dye was added when it was reacharged and no leaks could be found at the time. The aircon only worked for a couple of days after it was recharged. At some subesquent time I found an area on the front of the condenser that had the UV dye on it so that is where the leak is. I can't find any other traces of the dye so I'm certain that a new condenser will sort it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:05 pm 
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I ended up having some Avon ZV7 XL tyres fitted to the front wheels from my local National Tyres branch. The total cost including a front wheel alignment was just shy of £250.
They seem a bit expensive Dave, or the wheel alignment was. I got 4 ZV5s on the MG recently and they cost £268.00 for 18" hairpins, and I put 4 ZV7s on the Volvo a few weeks back and they were £204.00 for the set. I got all of them from black circles including fitting and balancing at a local garage.


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I ended up having some Avon ZV7 XL tyres fitted to the front wheels from my local National Tyres branch. The total cost including a front wheel alignment was just shy of £250.
They seem a bit expensive Dave, or the wheel alignment was. I got 4 ZV5s on the MG recently and they cost £268.00 for 18" hairpins, and I put 4 ZV7s on the Volvo a few weeks back and they were £204.00 for the set. I got all of them from black circles including fitting and balancing at a local garage.
Probably 'cos they are from National Tyres, also if you just drive in without prepaying online they charge you A LOT more than the website price. Same thing at Kwik-Fit (Locally known as Half-Wit or Kwik-F*k). Also tracking is free to check but around £30 per adjustment....i.e. per wheel.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:33 pm 
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Asda sell tyres now

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:28 pm 
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i have used black circle tyres for prices :?
then i have gone to a small tyre outlet (that they recomend) and they always beat the the price by as much as £7 a tyre :D :D
so dont order on line before checking :wink:
i was told they have to pay a lot in commission to black circle.
plus i hate the multi nationals because most of them are "exhaust holes" :evil:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Asda sell tyres now
I guess Lidl and Aldi will be next then.

At dinner parties not only can you quiz your guests on the taste and price of the lobster but also ask them to guess the price of your tyres and which quality brand they think they are....

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Mark, after I had the system recharged back in April it worked perfectly. It was done properly by a local garage who had all the proper equipment. It was holding a vaccuum once the system haad been emptied but it really needed to be left for longer than they did. UV dye was added when it was reacharged and no leaks could be found at the time. The aircon only worked for a couple of days after it was recharged. At some subesquent time I found an area on the front of the condenser that had the UV dye on it so that is where the leak is. I can't find any other traces of the dye so I'm certain that a new condenser will sort it.
Dave

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