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Old 18th May 2017, 09:43   #106
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Put my Brio through its annual service. No issues here. However, I did run into a very major issue with the aircon.

We were having somewhat poor cooling, so last December when the car was in for some other work, I put it through a Stage I service. obviously, could not check it out.

This year when the hot season started we found that the cooling was poor, and also near zero at low speeds. So I asked them to check out.

They claim that the compressor is shot and will have to be replaced and quoted me about 25k for it.

I put a hold on that so an going independent. Is the diagnosis correct?

What is the Compressor in the Brio (I guess Jazz etc share the same), what is the size and are there any alternatives. I am planning to go to an independent early next week.
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This year when the hot season started we found that the cooling was poor, and also near zero at low speeds. So I asked them to check out.
I think you would have checked on these points, but Is the air flow as it should be ? How about a/c gas ?
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I think you would have checked on these points, but Is the air flow as it should be ? How about a/c gas ?
Remember it went through a Stage 1 service in December, which includes an evacuate and refill. So the refrigerant should be Ok. Also, they checked again yesterday.
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Today I went to a local independent, who came highly recommended. He put a gauge to the high pressure side, and showed me that the compressor was near kaput. So HASS was correct. Seems Honda is using a Sanden Compressor with one connection (outlet) in the bottom. I am trying to get my friendly spares man to source it for me. The estimate for the fitment, evacuation, charging, etc is 2500, so add the cost of the compressor to it.
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Finally, the supplier of the Compressor in Delhi has it and the compressor is on its way. I have also been advised to get a new Expansion valve, and a condenser filter.

In the meanwhile yesterday in a mishap the rear screen of the car got broken. It seems that two rear screens are used in Brio. The one required (they traced it fast using the registration) was not available. They are getting it from the Factory and expect it tomorrow evening. (Pushp Honda) get their supplies every Wednesday, and have requisitioned it. . The service manager (Body Shop) tells me that replacement is a short job, about half an hour. So I expect the glass to be replaced on Thursday. The 'damages' may be only about 2,500 or so. By the looks of it the body is undamaged.
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Finally, the supplier of the Compressor in Delhi has it and the compressor is on its way. I have also been advised to get a new Expansion valve, and a condenser filter.

In the meanwhile yesterday in a mishap the rear screen of the car got broken. It seems that two rear screens are used in Brio. The one required (they traced it fast using the registration) was not available. They are getting it from the Factory and expect it tomorrow evening. (Pushp Honda) get their supplies every Wednesday, and have requisitioned it. . The service manager (Body Shop) tells me that replacement is a short job, about half an hour. So I expect the glass to be replaced on Thursday. The 'damages' may be only about 2,500 or so. By the looks of it the body is undamaged.
I understand that you are replacing the Rear windscreen of the car. In that case I would like to suggest you something, if you can source the Rear windscreen with the defogger, that would get you another useful feature in the car, given that it is commonly used in the winter months here in Northern India. The difference in the cost would be less than 1K I think, and the only thing that would need to be added is a new relay from the fuse box.
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@agambhandari; Good idea. Right now we are on the verge of going out for two months or so. So I need the glass replaced. In my ownership experience a defogger can be useful but is not necessary. Also, a rear defogger will require some additional wiring.
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Got the rear screen replaced. Total Damages 4209. The car was beck within two hours.
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