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Hi there,
got a 2.1v6, when I got the car a few years ago the aircon didnt work which didn`t matter to much to be honest, Id like to get it back to working order, so I bought a halfords re-fill kit and topped it up, it held the fuild for around 10 secs and then proceeded to leak from what looks like the area around the engine radiator...I`m wondering if anyone knows which pipe I need to source, I know I could take the front off the car and have a look, but I thought I`d try my luck first.
I`ve come across this on ebay : Jaguar X-Type 2.1 / 2.5 / 3.0 V6 AIR CON PIPE HOSE / LINE (TO COMPRESSOR/PUMP) | eBay
But is it the one I need, I`m guessing the heat exchange is need the engine rad?
 

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I would stop faffing about and take it to a proper aircon guy.

I have always read that DIY regassing is a total waste of ££s
As you have now found out you have spent ££s to find you have a leak.
An aircon guy will check if there are ANY leaks and until they are sorted no regas.
They will replace the dryer ( not expensive ) check the compressor and its clutch.
Probably put some dye ( and lubricating oil) in the system and confirm that the temperatures are to spec.

If you indicate your home area then you may get pointed to a trusted A/C company.
 

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I would stop faffing about and take it to a proper aircon guy.

I have always read that DIY regassing is a total waste of ££s
As you have now found out you have spent ££s to find you have a leak.
An aircon guy will check if there are ANY leaks and until they are sorted no regas.
They will replace the dryer ( not expensive ) check the compressor and its clutch.
Probably put some dye ( and lubricating oil) in the system and confirm that the temperatures are to spec.

If you indicate your home area then you may get pointed to a trusted A/C company.
Thanks for your opinion and views, but that doesn`t answer my question. I was asking if anyone KNOWS the answer not hearsay and probably's. I`ve regassed many of my own cars and know how to maintain the systems. I want to avoid taking the front of the car off to see what pipe I need then put it back together, get the pipe and take it apart again.
 

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Thanks for your opinion and views, but that doesn`t answer my question.
You are of course correct I did not answer your question!!

I was asking if anyone KNOWS the answer not hearsay and probably's. I`ve regassed many of my own cars and know how to maintain the systems.
I did not realise I was replying to an A/C expert who can fix it all with the aid of a DIY gas can and measure accurately the amount/ weight of gas required. Pehaps I should ignore all I read and ignore all the information that my A/C guy gave me as he replaced my compressor and serviced my system for a very reasonable cost ?

Happy hunting.
 

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You would litteraly have to take it apart to find out the cause or whereabouts of the leak in order to source the required part(s) It could be a simple o ring which has perished, a split pipe, or worst case a cracked rad..You wont know til u take it apart. You could always try hooking it up to an air line and find the leak that way, saving you gas and ££

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Hi Matt

The answer to your question from little I know is that the main/big/front pipe is the most expensive and not the one on your
ebay link. I believe that one is up close to the bulkhead.

I had the "pleasure" of having my main pipe (at the front) holed on my way home from having the system regassed!

The pipe was approximately £137 or so plus fitting requires the front bumper to be removed etc! And of course another £50
it cost me for another fill of gas!!! :-(


Regards

Wilbo
 
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