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Old 05-22-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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Anybody have an AC condenser?

For an E36 328?

Or know where I can get one?

Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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Ask Jeff he seems to know of places that carry these...
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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I think i might have one for you, assuming a 325 condenser is the same
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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I think they are the same. Someone else can confirm?
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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Yes all the same condensers from the 318 to the M3.
P/N 64538373004
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:36 AM   #6
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Woo hoo. Makes the search easier. Apparently I need one too. Now to find an evap/drier.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:43 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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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?
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #10
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Who makes it? I read somewhere to avoid Valeos, but no reason given.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #11
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Not sure who makes it but i know for a fact its NOT Valeo, since i'm familiar with valeo products.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:06 AM   #12
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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.

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:36 PM   #13
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Glad everything worked out okay. How d'ya end up makin out with the visors?
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:19 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:39 PM   #15
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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?
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