w107 a/c compressor

myredsl

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1988 300sl, 1991 300ce, 1991 190e
Hi Guys. The a/c compressor on my 1988 300sl has suddenly develloped a nasty clattering sound when turned on. It was regassed a few months ago and hasn`t really been used since *untill a couple of weeks ago when at the Bromley Pageant Show this noise started. Taken in to my "trusted" MBZ specialist who said "yeah,they make that sort of noise"!. Hmmm,I thought,it never has done before! I happened to be near an a/c specialist in Woking and they took one look and said that the most likely and common problem is that when it was regassed by the garage they didn`t add the required oil. Who is right,a/c guy or my MBZ mechanic?

Any advise welcomed. Thanks, Nick

* I do turn on a/c regulary as good maintenance tip.
PS. The a/c is still producing nice cold air.
 

turbopete

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2010 '60' Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCi Zetec (sorry)
personally, id be tempted to trust the air con guy. ive never heard a pump make a noise! in my book, if anything makes a noise it shouldnt, it must be short of lubrication, 1 way or another!
 
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