The aircon in our 6.5 year old Honda MY15 CR-V has broken down for the third time.
The first 2 times, it was a leaking evaporator under the dash. This time the compresser has seized and we have been advised that the condenser and the TX valve will need replacing due to metal fragments from the seized compressor going throught the system, but that the evaporator should be OK as it is only 2 years old.
A genuine Honda compressor is a mere $1,041.60 and a genuine Honda condenser is only $432.30, both of which have to come from Melbourne.
I arranged with the aircon service business which diagnosed our vehicle that we would obtain the compressor and condenser, and that they will supply the TX valve and install everything.
I have found an Australian based eBay seller who can supply a new compressor with a 5 year warranty for a mere $259.00 with free delivery and a China based eBay seller with stock in Sydney who can supply a new condenser for $224.00 including delivery.
We could buy 4 compressors for the price of one Honda one but of course labour and regassing will not be covered if they fail.
Of course, Honda has been the subject of a number of class actions over their defective aircons so I have very little faith in their genuine parts.
Has anyone had any experience with non genuine aircon parts or have any suggestions?