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Jamil20
05-22-2007, 06:37 PM
For an E36 328?

Or know where I can get one?

Thanks.

Nascar318is
05-22-2007, 10:37 PM
Ask Jeff he seems to know of places that carry these...

Soldo
05-22-2007, 11:00 PM
I think i might have one for you, assuming a 325 condenser is the same

Jamil20
05-22-2007, 11:41 PM
I think they are the same. Someone else can confirm?

jeffrie
05-23-2007, 10:59 PM
Yes all the same condensers from the 318 to the M3.
P/N 64538373004

carjoe
05-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Woo hoo. Makes the search easier. Apparently I need one too. Now to find an evap/drier.

Jamil20
05-24-2007, 12:43 PM
That's a good point. Is it really necessary to change out the drier/receiver? I imagine mine has been exposed to the air for quote some time considering it doesn't hold vacuum. :)

Soldo
05-24-2007, 01:13 PM
Make me a decent offer for that condenser. Its aftermarket and was used for like 2 months before i parted out my car.

Anyone know what shipping would cost from Toronto to Ottawa?

Jamil20
05-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Who makes it? I read somewhere to avoid Valeos, but no reason given.

Soldo
05-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Not sure who makes it but i know for a fact its NOT Valeo, since i'm familiar with valeo products.

jeffrie
05-24-2007, 05:32 PM
That's a good point. Is it really necessary to change out the drier/receiver? I imagine mine has been exposed to the air for quote some time considering it doesn't hold vacuum. :)

Drier/receiver is just a aluminium can full of desiccant, never done it but think if you just put it in the oven for a little while to dry out all the moisture it'll be good as new again after.

Jamil20
06-13-2007, 10:06 AM
Condenser is installed. Found the leak and a 50 cent O-ring could have done the job I think. The brackets where the hoses plug into the condenser was just caked in yellow dye from when I was testing it.

Something to note, taking the bumper off these cars is easy as hell. I was avoiding it because I didn't want another piece of my car to have to reassemble. The job was a breeze with the bumper off.

Next up is pressure testing. Need to find a vacuum pump and the time to work on the car again.

Soldo
06-13-2007, 06:36 PM
Glad everything worked out okay. How d'ya end up makin out with the visors?

everlast
06-13-2007, 07:39 PM
Wow Jamil20, sounds like you're going to be the go-to guy to fix a/c in the o town. :) Care to examine my two non-functional a/c units?

Nascar318is
06-14-2007, 09:47 AM
Wow Jamil20, sounds like you're going to be the go-to guy to fix a/c in the o town. :) Care to examine my two non-functional a/c units?

Ditto...*wave*

Jamil20
06-14-2007, 10:19 AM
Glad everything worked out okay. How d'ya end up makin out with the visors?

Visors were great. Much better shape than I was expecting based on your description. :)

I honestly don't know much about A/C units. I just pretend I do. :)

carjoe
06-14-2007, 02:18 PM
A/C units don't seem too complicated. I think getting all the necessary parts might be more difficult.

So, got a manifold or a vacuum? :)

everlast
06-14-2007, 03:57 PM
If anyone would care to give a quick run down on the parts some friday while point.. I can't tell my evap from my condenser.. :p

carjoe
06-14-2007, 04:15 PM
I've stopped promising I'm going to show up on Fridays....I'm either too late or the weather turns to crap when I finally decide to go.

Beedjo
06-26-2007, 02:22 PM
?

Or know where I can get one?

Thanks.
I have one 75 $ 416 993 6477
Vasily

Jamil20
07-03-2007, 12:58 PM
Ok, so my condenser is still leaking from the same place.

New gasket isn't doing the trick, so maybe it's the lines that need to be changed. I'd really rather not do that work myself, so any recommendations on where to take it to get it fixed that's not going to rip me off too much?