So yesterday I went to change the condenser. Got everything unbolted, new seals on, and whaddya know, the new condenser doesn't quite fit. The holes in the condenser for the lines are not the same. Instead of one larger, one small, both are the same size, and look to be closer to the large size on my old condenser. The holes also seem to be shallower, not as deep as on my old condenser. The larger line bolted up fine but the small line wouldn't go all the way in. Strange thing is, the new condenser came with its old lines still connected, and they were also one big one small but they fit properly in the hole.
I'm not sure what's up, maybe the one I sourced isn't OEM, because according to realoem.com the condenser was the same part number across different years.
1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V - sold
Last edited by Dr. Flyview; 07-31-2012 at 05:10 PM.