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Aircon Pump(compressor)
06-01-2019, 08:40 PM
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Aircon Pump(compressor)
Hi guys and gals

I have a 2006 e90 330i 160K on the clock.

My vehicle made a terrible noise coming from the engine bay. A tap sound but not the engine.

I took it to a different garage than BMW for a diagnose and they told me i will have to replace the compressor even thought its only the pulley and belt tensioner( what they told me).

To replace the whole pump? Thats not necessary in my eyes. The compressor blows strongly, ice cold and warm air.

I drove the vehicle however today BUT the vehicles belt came of and i lost my power steering as well as i perceive the belt runs over there as well.

1)Can anyone here tell me why would i need to pay R16000 for a new compressor while the mechanical breakdown insurance that i have covers only R6000, why can i not just have the pulley replaced and the compressor fixed in that way. Do i really need to replace the whole unit?

2)Can it happen that when the compressor pulley gives in or breaks that i can loose the power steering as the belt is just hanging there? Im greatful i was in my road when this happened.

3) Can anyone tell me over which units or compartments that belt runs to hep it function and can i drive to a garage or do i have to have it towed somewhere?

4) Any other advice would be appreciated. Anything guys.
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07-01-2019, 04:23 PM
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RE: Aircon Pump(compressor)
BlueCry
Okay i think to update everyone. I decided its best to be safe and towed my car to a shop in montaque gardens for an assesment. They are busy removing the compressor as im posting this.[Image: bmw_5286243893.jpg]
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10-01-2019, 09:13 AM
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I have it back and all done! One days work. Aircon pulley replaced and not internals were damaged
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10-01-2019, 09:22 AM
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RE: Aircon Pump(compressor)
Hi, how much was the aircon pulley? I must replace mine as well

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10-01-2019, 03:21 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2019 03:47 PM by cherubwings.)
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RE: Aircon Pump(compressor)
(10-01-2019 09:22 AM)Slant Wrote:  Hi, how much was the aircon pulley? I must replace mine as well

Hey there.
This is the complete invoice:
Recon Compressor R3500
Regas Airconditioning system R465
UV leak detection dye R135
Labour R550x3hours
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I had to pay for the labour (R1665 excl vat) while my breakdown insurance payed R4150

I will have to take it back after 3 weeks to see if there are any leaks and i got a 6 month /10K km warranty.

Hope this helps.
BTW if you are in Cape Town i recommend Coolco
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