C 250 TD W202 Conderser replacement

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    vanno New Member

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    Any advice on replacing the air conditioning condenser on my 2000 Xreg C 250 TD Tip Auto. Is it a DIY job or best left to the experts... many thanks.
     
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    I contemplated changing mine but extraction of any charge and then recharge then a second extract and re-charge if it leaked anywhere put me off - a lot of trips to the gas man.
     
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    Yes, I agree but I am still tempted to have a go if it's a simple case of slotting the new one down the front of the rad and attaching the inlet/outlet pipes...
     
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    Pretty much.

    Not a difficult job, and easy enough to replace if you're half sensible :)

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    Well.. nothing ventured as they say.. Will post a blow by blow account as a guide for others.
     
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    Worth fitting a new receiver/drier as well whilst you're at it IMHO. Cheap and easy to replace.

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    Er... didn't know about this.. can you tell me more, such as what it looks like and where it is fitted? Thanks
     
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    On my old W202 it was on the N/S, just behind the headlight.

    Small cannistor looking item, usually alloy with pipes in/out and a pressure sensor.

    They extract moisture from the system, so a good idea to replace if your condensor has been leaking.

    £20/30 or thereabouts from memory.

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    Great... thanks for that I will investigate later... Just for info.. the condenser has leaked from a breach in the lower pipe when a supporting bracket has rubbed through.
     
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    I did mine last year....fairly straightforward job.
     

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