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    Fellow Frogger! Jason Morris's Avatar
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    505 A/C exp valve

    Hi All. After having the car for six months, finally took my '89 505 familiale to the aircon man today. (with summer TRYING to arrive...)
    Verdict is it has a leaky expansion valve. Local Pug distributors reckon it is no longer available, has to come from France etc.
    Anyone over there in Oz replaced one recently, or know about availability / price ? May have to get one second hand from Oz.

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    Jason,

    Tell the local Pug guy to take a hike. He probably never had them as a spare part anyway
    Go to any reputable air/con service guy and ask him to fit one for you.
    It's not a DIY job for starters and parts such as these are never bought as an off the shelf Automotive Spare Part. They are however an off the shelf refrigeration part.
    Be very wary of second hand valves as apart from being very touchy about contamination and moisture, they are also differing these days since the new gas came in.

    Alan S
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    Thanks. This is my first venture into aircon. The repairer had a new valve, like you said. All up, with a charge of the 'new' gas, new exp valve, new filter/drier, will add up to around NZ$450, and can be done this week before the break. Seems a lot, but if it lasts maybe 3 -4 years it would probably be worth it. Then all I have to do is sort that pinking!!!! ( I secretly hope it will dramatically fly to bits going up a hill one hot summers day, it will give me an excuse to rebuild it !)

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    seems way too high.... i had A/C sysytem in my 505 converted to R134A, two years ago.
    It involved:

    - full flush and oil
    - new receiver/dryer and
    - new Tx valve

    The total cost $A250.00.


    con....

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    hey jason just advance the timing like buggery and go for a reallly fast flog,you wissh should come true.

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    [quote]Originally posted by con:
    <strong>seems way too high.... i had A/C sysytem in my 505 converted to R134A, two years ago.
    It involved:

    - full flush and oil
    - new receiver/dryer and
    - new Tx valve

    The total cost $A250.00.


    con....</strong><hr></blockquote>


    Had exactly the same job done today in Melbourne on my 505 SLi .

    Still cost $250AU.

    Cheers

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