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323F Air Conditioning condenser oil leak?

Old 12-01-2013, 05:04 AM
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Default 323F Air Conditioning condenser oil leak?

I have a leak of what feels and smells to be oil from the centre of the very front of the car behind the bumper.
I have removed the offside plastic protection tray and can just see two pipes in front of the bottom of the condenser and behind the bumper. The gap is too narrow to touch them but they look oily wet with a drip forming. It seems as if they must be connected at some point to two aluminium pipes which go down by the driver's side of the condenser although I cannot see where.

I am not able to carry out a repair myself, but I am assuming that either one or both of these pipes is leaking or there is a split in the condenser.

I would appreciate it if anyone with knowledge of this type of fault could give me the benefit of their experience and a ball park figure of possible repair costs please.

Thank you,

Old 12-02-2013, 06:11 AM
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Possibly power steering cooling pipe.
Old 12-02-2013, 09:45 AM
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You are spot on Grim Reaper. I've looked closely again following your post and now realise that is what it is. Proves how limited my knowledge is!

That now begs the question of how to get at it most easily. I can't see any other previous post relating to this pipe so I will now enter a new short post.

Thanks a lot for your help and if you have any further advice I would much appreciate it.
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