Is hard or $$$$ to fix the leak?ron in sc said:That nasty smell could be the refrigerant leaking out of your system at the evaporator. The combination of oil and refrigerant is enough to make some people sick.
The drains are located right above the transmission, they drip on the sides of the transmission. They are about 1" diameter and are foam with a wire supporting the inside of the foam hose. They would tear easily if you jambed anything to large up them.
Hey Dave,imon_2nd said:Hi Russo,
This has happened to me twice, but not in a Benz. Both times, it was a dead mouse. Taking apart the dash to get the f***er out was a pain. Now, I keep my cat in the garage at night. No mice--just cat footprints all over my car and cat hair on the ragtop, where she sleeps. Good tradeoff.
MAN!,that's really detailed info!Thanks a lot,now I know who to contact if I have a problem!ron in sc said:Replacing the evaporator is not techically difficult, however, there are a lot of parts to keep track of. Taking the dash and center console out and putting them back together is like dealing with a puzzle. If you have a dealer or an independent do the job it is expensive.
If you think you have a leaking evaporator, I'll put dye in the system and some oil maybe 1 ounce and see if if leaks out of the evap drain tubes. If you have a leak that allows the freon to leak out in a week or less the dye should be quite visable.
A few photos below of a 1990 300D 2.5 turbo. One with everything out and the other with the evaporator box, which contains the evaporator and the heater core, still installed as well as the crash bar and one with the evap box on work bench. If you should need a new evaporator replace all six vacuum elements too.
So,it looks like you are talking about BG Frigi-Fresh®.How to use it?It looks like they have bunch of other stuff,do you use any other products from this brand?TheDon04 said: