R230 AC condenser

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I need to replace the AC condenser on my 2004 SL500, any recommendations on good makes welcome.

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Never had any issues with Nissen and they're reasonably priced too.
 

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I have A2205001054 for all non AMG Black Series irrespective of age or 350 or 500.

Checked both versions of EPC I use and get same answer.
 
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I have A2205001054 for all non AMG Black Series irrespective of age or 350 or 500.

Checked both versions of EPC I use and get same answer.
Thank you, looks like the condenser is going to cost about £100 with delivery. Do you know if this is a DIY install?
 

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Thank you, looks like the condenser is going to cost about £100 with delivery. Do you know if this is a DIY install?
Not sure but can't see why not (aside from needing it professionally regassed at the end).
I did a Saab one with no issues on my own.
You may need to remove the radiator as part of it.
 

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And you will need Star to re set the A/C system I seem to remember on mine. I had a Valeo one fitted. Paid an independent to do the job because it had to be re gassed and re- set
 
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And you will need Star to re set the A/C system I seem to remember on mine. I had a Valeo one fitted. Paid an independent to do the job because it had to be re gassed and re- set
An indy is an option if I can get it all done for under £300. The compresser is £100, a regal is £80, so maybe a couple of hours labour should do it. I will have to google for instructions and see how it's done.
 

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Change the dryer as well.

Be warned, it can be a PITA to seperate the rad pack on an R230.
 

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