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24valve



Member Since: 07 Apr 2009
Location: Cornwall
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Java Black
A/C Leak

My 2003 L322 was regassed a couple of weeks ago as it wasnt blowing cold.

On the journey home and over the next couple of days it was lovely and cold.

A week afterwards it didnt appear to be blowing cold, so it went back and they went over the whole lot with a lot of dye and spent ages looking for leaks and nothing found.

...again, a couple of days later and its not blowing cold, so it has got a leak somewhere.

Tonight I went outside with a UV light and had a look for myself. I reckon I can see small areas of the dye at the front of the AC rad in various places.

Is this a fairly common problem, and are the joints to the rad easy to seal up if I replace it?

Cheers

Neil. 2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6 in Java Black
2003 Range Rover Vogue v8 in Adriatic Blue
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Haylands



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand

Yep, 9 times out of 10 it is the condenser that fails, less than £100 and easy enough to change... Thumbs Up Pete

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24valve



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Nice one, thanks Haylands. 2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6 in Java Black
2003 Range Rover Vogue v8 in Adriatic Blue
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V8Noise



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Clearly you have a very small leak. It is likely, this could be fixed with a sealant from Halfords. Our Smart car used to lose all air con efficiency over a 4 month period. I used the sealant, and 6 years later, it's still going strong. It's in Corfu so during the summer, you have to have efficient air con. 2006 4.2 S/c
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Haylands



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If the OP can see the leak then he may as well fix it properly, leak sealer is a temporary repair which as you have found can work for a long time..... sometimes.... Pete

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zoso



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Scotland 2010 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black

Had exactly the same problem about 3 weeks ago. I though it might be the condenser but local specialist diagnosed a corroded pipe which was £49. 2010 3.6 TDV8 Vogue

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Haylands



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OP said the leak was at the front of the condenser in various places, the pipes are on one side only and at the top so I expect it's the condenser.. Thumbs Up Pete

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