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Hi,
Recently took my car to Halfords for air Con diagnosis and Re gass, all fine no leaks on Nitrogen so they regassed it. 3 days later air con gass gone, so they tested again said radaitor had a small leak and gave me s stupid quote to fit a new one.

So found a new one online, question is has anyone changed the radiator and dryer themself, if so any tips, info would be appreciated.
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Yes they are very easy to do. You can take the bumper off, I didnt, can make getting the condenser pipes bolts back in a bit harder, you will end up with a few cuts on your hand because of the sharp fins. But if you know which end of a spanner to hold its a very easy DIY job.
 

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Hi Das, Did you replace o rings on the pipes? What needs to be removed if the bumper stays on?
 

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Doing this job myself very soon. Looking at it, it's not that hard to whip the front bumper off (already had my back bumper off to fit parking sensors) and its gonna make your life a hell of a lot easier for a bit of extra work.
 

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Out of interest what condensers are you getting?
 

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Hi Das, Did you replace o rings on the pipes? What needs to be removed if the bumper stays on?
Yes, the one I bought came with new O Rings. Slam Panel cover, slam panel, and grill all need removed whether you do it bumper on or bumper off.
 

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Yes, the one I bought came with new O Rings. Slam Panel cover, slam panel, and grill all need removed whether you do it bumper on or bumper off.
Ok Das mine didn't come with new seals looks like buy assortment box of eBay Honda want nearly a £5 and special order (couldnt say if be dats or weeks ???) Is it worth the extra hassle yo remove the front bumper just hate those plastic clips they always break on me lol
 

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Is it worth the extra hassle yo remove the front bumper just hate those plastic clips they always break on me lol
just get a bag of clips from vehicleclips.co.uk and keep them handy for the future.
 
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