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Old 09-01-2016, 06:13 PM
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2003 C230 Kompressor AC Compressor Replacement - Replace Condenser too?

I just bought a project C230 Kompressor coupe. It has one glaring defect: The AC compressor is shot. The system won't even hold a vacuum. Here's a video of it running:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_sQHiO6mA&feature=youtu.be

I'm going to replace the Compressor, Expansion Valve and Drier, but should I replace the Condenser too? I've read that they can't be flushed properly.

I'm also going to check the alternator pulley while it is apart. I've read that a bad clutch on that can cause the compressor to fail.

Thanks,
Tad

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Old 09-01-2016, 10:02 PM
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You'll probably have to replace it when the threads on the drier come out all ****ed up anyway.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:10 PM
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Heh, excellent point.

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