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    Mario
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    Exige V6 Coupé
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  1. Right hand side, sill I meant (spelling) The two metal pipes run through the sill and I’m told by the main dealer B&C that they corrode due to the heat/cold cycle. Moisture also gets in and eventually creates a gas leak. Mine have been replaced/ modified with the poly/plastic pipes and so far the aircon is freezing cold again . The replacement pipes are described as: 1/ Hose AC suction replacement p/n A120P0024S 2/ Hose AC pressure replacement p/n A120P0025S In fact yesterday I had to turn the cold “down” a bit as I was turning blue.
  2. Congrats if you get one they’re great cars I have the V6S coupe. I would check out the aircon if it has it as they do fail (mine did last month) It’s the pipes that run through the RHS cill that can corrode and then the gas leaks away. From personal experience it’s very expensive to fix, other than that mine’s been fine - I’m now on 15200 miles. My clutch has been noisy from day one but is absolutely fine. Also, if you have the Diamond cut wheels they can corrode and delaminate under the lacquer, which is also happening to my car. Cheers, Mario
  3. Done some testing and over the last 2-3 days the aircon temperature blowing through the LHS dashboard vent has been between 12-13 Dec C on max cold setting so as long as it remains around that range I'll stay cool.
  4. Hi Arun, Nope, not me. My car has never been overseas.
  5. They knew the gas had gone but it took a while to sort as it was the first time they had done an Exige V6 as there was no Lotus documentation to follow so I’m guessing future repairs to other vehicles will take less time. I’d give Phil a call at B&C as it will be fresh in their minds so to speak.
  6. Congrats on the V6 purchase My Son had a VX220 for a few years so we got to know how bad the ventilation was on that model, you must of been very lucky to get any heat out of it... The Exige is not great compared to say a family car but the aircon does blow cold and with it being a small cabin is essential in my mind. I never turn it off as it helps with dehumidifying throughout the year. After my 30min journey home on Saturday I had to turn the temperature up a little to stop me getting too cold. It wasn’t a cheap fix but having got used to it working from day one I’d recommend getting it fixed.
  7. Car back home now after 25 hours of labour to fix... Just hoping it’s a permanent fix
  8. Picking up car tomorrow after a marathon exercise in getting it troubleshooted and fixed. Turns out it was the metal AC gas pipes that run near the RHS sill that had failed and let all the gas out. I believe they have been replaced with Polyurethane ones, will update here once I get the whole story from B&C.
  9. Have you checked the condition of the air filter, mine was doing the same and I improved it by replacing the air filter which had been in the car from new so it had covered around 13k miles and coming up on 5 years. Thread & picture here:
  10. Just dropped the car off to B&C this morning, will update as soon as I get any news...
  11. Thanks Phil for your interesting reply it helps a lot. I'll have to take it to a trustworthy garage to see what's going on. Hi Arun, Yes that's annoying what with the weather improving, do you mind if I ask where you got yours re-gassed?
  12. Thanks Dave, I’ll post on here once we find out what went wrong. My original post was to see if anyone had any method or experience of testing the system e.g. by using a digital multimeter on any sub-circuits or relays.
  13. Sorry I think you’ve misunderstood the problem. Nothing wrong with the blower/resistor pack. Everything works except no cold refrigerated air coming out, it’s just at ambient on the coldest (AC) setting. Hot setting is as normal.
  14. Yep, the cabin fan runs as normal i.e. all 3 speeds work ok and I can still direct the airflow around as per vent direction control.
  15. Hi, As title says, I've lost my cold air this last week, I've no error messages on dash, no funny noises, no blown fuse under the front access panel (fuse 20 AC Clutch - 7.5A) and no differences in compressor engagement sound if I toggle the "dimly" lit AC control switch. Car is on just under 15k miles and driven all year round with air con on and I've had 5+ years of lovely cold air so is it reasonable to think a simple re-gas is required? Very annoying since we've just had 2 warm weeks so any troubleshooting procedure would be welcome as there's not a lot in the service manual. Cheers, Mario
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