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Old 10-04-2002, 03:46 PM
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Evaporator Core

My A/C stopped working and all indicators pointed to the evaporator core. The dealer offered no additional info other than a $3400 tab for replacement/repair. I did a little research of my own and found a product called keep-it-kool. It is a specially formulated sealer that does NOT clog. I am not an agent or associated with this company/owners in anyway, other than having used this product. They also make products that seal aluminum at high-pressure!!! I bought this product and the odor control for less than $100 and had it installed for $250.00 (including a recharge). I am going on 6 weeks now with no ill effects and the system cools like new. In my opinion this product is a very good solution for fixing a bad evaporator. This may not work for everyone but it did work for me. I always thought the dealers were the best place to bring your car for service, but I now believe the best place is where the customer comes first, not their money. I do not know about ASE and all of the other acronyms but I do know what works!

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Old 10-04-2002, 04:50 PM
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Your dealer is not ever going to "patch" something in that fashon, there addage is to just R&R (remove and replace) the defective items. The large cost is also associated to removing the entire dash to get access to the evaporator unit. Crap design IMO, as my 190's evaporator can get reached by removing the wiper and cowl, two hour job at most.

Glad to hear its working fine.
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Old 10-05-2002, 11:26 AM
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Evaporator cost and repair.

To be sure radiator stop leak products are vastly different than this product. I suggest you check the website out and then call for the exact details, I did. This product does not work as you are assuming. I would agree that replacing the 'broken' parts is a solution, but not the most practical in this case. Plunking down $5400US or even $3400 is just a not sensible. I will buy another car before that happens. Also, this is a permanent fix, not a patch that works. I understand that mechanics who depend on these types of repairs to pay their bills want to replace anything that is 'broken' but this IS a better solution and happens to be less expensive and more practical. I am very hesitant to let the dealer take apart my dash and interior engine compartment, let alone a mechanic outside the alphabet soup protocol.

Take a look at the web and call for more info - Just a tip.
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