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The air con on our BMW 120d just stopped working so I took it along to Kwik Fit for the £49 gas re-charge that has always worked for my car, however they tell me the pump has stopped working and one of their master techs can diagnose what the actual fault is during the week. 

 

Are Kwik Fit as good as anyone else when it comes to fixing air con or should I steer clear of them, if so any recommendations or suggestions?

 

 

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Personally I'd look for a local aircon specialist. I've had to have condensers replaced on both our cars over the last 12 months. I can't speak for Kwik Fit, but Halfords only refilled in the first car and failed to diagnose the leaking condenser. I consequently got a mobile specialist to do the job.

By 'pump' I assume they mean ' compressor. I was told that if you have a leak it's possible to be misled into thinking the compressor has died and it's best to ensure that the system is full and leak free before condemning the compressor.

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Thanks guys, if I can find a local air con specialist I will. Google comes up with all the usual re-gas type garages but no-one who looks like a specialist near Portsmouth. I might see if one of the mobile air con people might come to my house.  

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Hi Barry there is excellent air con guy on Hayling Island - , it is Robin on 02392 637336 - he has helped me with all my problems including diagnosing and resolving. welcome to mention me re RS2, Mercedes 500 and M5 x 2 all with air con problems at Titchfileld.

cheers,

K

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Robin's booked for Wed morning to diagnose so good news.

Probably tempting fate but the air con in the B10 was so cold today j had to turn the temp up

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Compressor gone so £495+vat for an OEM part and fitting, cost for the compressor alone would be £900 from BMW.

 

Air con is one of those things you just have to empty your pockets for :(

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Compressor gone so £495+vat for an OEM part and fitting, cost for the compressor alone would be £900 from BMW.

 

Air con is one of those things you just have to empty your pockets for

I just bought a denso compressor for £288 brand new. £40 to fit via my friendly BMW workshop controller buddy.

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That sounds like a better deal but whilst I'm happy tinkering with most things I leave a/con alone and don't have a BMW buddy

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That sounds like a better deal but whilst I'm happy tinkering with most things I leave a/con alone and don't have a BMW buddy

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Same here, didnt fancy this one!! my pulley clutch bearing had fallen off compressor, found it on the belly of the engine pan, along with belt.

I found replacement pulley etc online for £68 but felt it better to just do whole thing incase compressor was knackered!!

Yeh lucky to have Dave as a friend, he helps me quite a bit.

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