Are 307 Hdi A/C compressors serviceasble?
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    Default Are 307 Hdi A/C compressors serviceasble?

    A friend of mine has just been told that there's an internal fault in her A/C compressor and that for a mere $1800 her mechanic can fix it.*

    Hmmm, says I. We need a second opinion.

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    *Mechanic reputable but not a Pug specialist (they exist 500kms to the south and haven't proved particularly good at servicing this car.)
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    Compressor, depending on brand, are often able to be serviced.

    The question is if it's a practical proposition to service rather than replace.

    A new compressor has decent warranty, a repaired unit won't (typically 3 months max).

    A $1800 I would surpised if a new aftermarket could not be sourced and fitted. Unless there is a lot of time R &R labor.

    The exception is a clutch fault which is a simple replacement (without opening up the compressor)repair and bloody outrageous at $1800.

    My advice is to seek a real auto air technician and not a mechanic taking guesses at the possible work involved.

    An example of compressor a at cost:

    http://speedyairspares.com.au/catalo...eot-113-1.html

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    The cars I know best have a Sanden SD7C16, and the repair manual for SD models is online. They are repairable, but it may not be economic depending on the problem. As above, find a car AC specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The cars I know best have a Sanden SD7C16, and the repair manual for SD models is online. They are repairable, but it may not be economic depending on the problem. As above, find a car AC specialist.
    FWIW Ashdown Ingram have that very compressor listed as being available.

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    As Robmac has said, take it to an aircon man. There are a lot of things which can cause the aircon to not work. The p/o of one of our 406s went to great expense to buy a new compressor which was in the boot when we bought the car. It wasn't the compressor, but a relay in the BSI unit.
    Armageddon was yesterday
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