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Good evening all,

move been under the bonnet this afternoon on an unrelated matter but noticed this on top of my A/C unit, should I be concerned? It appears that one of the pipe connections has oxidised. My A/C is weak to none existent at the moment anyway.

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that's your ABS module

with a replacement brake line
 

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it looks alright, at least they've shaped the pipe a bit, it's just a copper type replacement most garages use, BMW ones as replacements still don't come green, only black plastic coated which is better really, copper is just easier to bend and bought in greater lengths that's all, I use both, it depends....
 
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it looks alright, at least they've shaped the pipe a bit, it's just a copper type replacement most garages use, BMW ones as replacements still don't come green, only black plastic coated which is better really, copper is just easier to bend and bought in greater lengths that's all, I use both, it depends....
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Right I’m carrying on with this issue after my earlier issue, when I press the AC button, the light comes on but nothing happens, am I best getting the system regassed first before trying anything else?
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What you could do is find the high pressure AC connector in the engine bay, remove the black cap and give the Schraeder type valve a quick push, it stuff comes out the system is still pressurised and at least you will know that there isn’t a leak that has emptied the system, it may not have enough gas in it to work properly though.
This was the case with my sister’s Nissan Juke, I happened to have one of those DIY Regas canisters at the back of the garage so brought it back up to pressure with that and it’s still working.
 

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If there’s no gas in the aircon system it’s probably got a leak, so regarding it will not help.

Take it to a specialist who will pressure test it before refilling it and find the leak (or confirm there is none).

Unless it’s had a new aircon rad it’s likely to need one given its age.
 

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If there’s no gas in the aircon system it’s probably got a leak, so regarding it will not help.

Take it to a specialist who will pressure test it before refilling it and find the leak (or confirm there is none).

Unless it’s had a new aircon rad it’s likely to need one given its age.
I’ll probably take it down to ATS and get it tested by them
 
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