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Old 07-17-2011, 05:30 PM
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W123 Air Con What Do I do?

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I bought a lovely 300d manual whilst on holiday in Portugal, she was ckd South Africa and is totally rust free, lovely job..

However now back in the rainy cold old UK when i put the heater on , the windscreen mists up..

Easy i thought, rip the dash out of my scrapper and swap out the heater box..

but the new car has AC!! unheard of here in the UK, i have had 7 w123's and never seen it before,, only now i have the dash out, i have realised what a complicated setup this is. I have the simpler one with the white/blue dial rather than the buttons but i have a dilemma.

It seems a shame to rip such an awful lot of stuff out of my car, but it never really gets hot here, but on the other hand, how cool it would be to have working aircon (pardon the pun)

I know absolutely nothing about ac in the 123's is it worth trying to fix or would i be better off junking it?


PLEASE HELP A CONFUSED MAN

Also there is some oily stuff leaking from the centre heater box, initially i assume this was just antifreeze, but can anyone tell me if failing AC would deposit oily stuff here as well? (on top of the trans tunnel below where the radio sits) .
Also are the internals of the behr heater interchangeable between an AC and non AC setup?

TIA


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Old 07-18-2011, 03:50 AM
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You might get more help in the "Diesel Discussion" section. there is a ton of AC threads going on now. this is a AC sticky from that section.

Plus there are some AC gurus over there.


A/C recommendations for the MB vehicles


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Old 07-18-2011, 03:42 PM
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oops wrong section thanx

decided to junk the AC anyway after looking at the sticky.....it is more complicated than the entire rest of the car! it is July 18th, pouring with rain and about 13 celsius, what the hell do i need aircon for
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:35 PM
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It's July 18th, pouring with rain and about 13 celsius, what the hell do i need aircon for
Hey. You can come to Melbourne Australia in Winter and get that weather. That's our weather forecast for today.

A few years ago I bought a W123 in which the AC was non functional. A workshop charged me around AU$1,300 to changeout the whole system to R134

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