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Fonzey
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I think it's about 10kg all including the sill pipes.
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matt447
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Hmmm...... interesting.... very interesting.....
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matt447
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I suppose the biggest issue right now is getting the refrigerant removed so I can take it all out :( Don’t really want to go out unless necessary!
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I had a mobile guy come to me to do it. It worked out quite a fruitful relationship from both sides, as he was a "Lotus Guy" he showed enthusiasm and ended up making me some replacement pipes for the hard lines that were damaged, and I got to get it all sorted without getting the car towed anywhere!
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matt447
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Carbon fibre seats or remove aircon.... Probably both, lol
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matt447 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:56 am
Carbon fibre seats or remove aircon.... Probably both, lol
Seat* - passengers weigh lots
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Fonzey wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:59 am
matt447 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:56 am
Carbon fibre seats or remove aircon.... Probably both, lol
Seat* - passengers weigh lots
How very true! But... I really want it to look right when I’m using the car as a daily - I know, I know... :/

I went out to remove the trinary switch to get the part number off it... as I took it off, I noticed there was no hiss, so I stuck a small screwdriver in to press the schrader valve and - nothing! Where the heck had my refrigerant gone!?! So I took the radiator out and found there’s nothing left of the condenser so.... goodbye aircon later tonight! Wonder if I can cancel my order for a trinary valve now?! :)

Need to order a new belt too - which is a shame as I’ve only just fitted this one, lol!
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Brave decision, but probably the right one! Condenser will be £250 or so and chances are you'll need to replace at least one of the hard lines as they tend to weld themselves on. To replace for me was best part of £500 inc regassing.
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Any idea what to do when putting the new radiator in? Do I need to modify some bits or buy more things? Without the condenser attached, it’s obviously a different height to mount in there and the fans are currently attached to the condenser frame... anyone done this that can advise? :)
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Didn't need anything else to mount the rad itself. Your question on fans is valid. I went with a new set of top mount fans so didn't have that issue.
Jury out on whether bottom or top mounted fans are best.
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