3rd Air Con Rad Renault Master

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  1. Big Burtha

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    Just had 3rd air con rad fitted (2 plus original) - its obvious that stones are able to impact this and cause the damage. Anyone got any ideas of suitable mesh to fit and where to get it?
     
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    How old is the Renault?

    Is it the original Renault Cab or an A-Class?

    Who is the Condenser manufacturer?

    You can buy mesh on ebay.

    TM
     
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    Its a Burstner C class - sorry don't know about condenser. Each time there is a hole in the rad so we thought some kind of protection would be good. BB
     
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    3 is a lot!

    Have you witnessed the actual leak (has the leak been detected by OFN or is the hole so big it is obvious?).

    Could be poor quality, Hella Behr and Valeo make a lot of European Condensers and many are very poor quality.

    I have had to replace 3 Valeo Condensers and one very old Hella Behr Condenser on Our Mercs. I have also had to replace a Hella Behr Evaporator on our Sprinter traveliner. Took me 3 days on one leg!.
     
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    Hi - I only know that we went to garages to get system refilled and in each case they found leak - luckily the first time it was under warranty. The grille is quite exposed so why we thought of protection. I have found some mesh people online so will call and ask their advice. Many thanks. BB
     
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    Use expanded aluninium mesh.

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    Make sure you run a/c all-year, gently jet the front of the condenser with a lance 3-4 times a year. In summer, try to get an airline into the fins and blast with air to clean the debris away.

    It will not stop stone chips, but will help maintain the condenser in better, stronger condition.
     
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    Be VERY careful jetting AC condensers or coolant radiators with high pressure lances or compressed air jets, its very easy to damage the fine aluminium fins and reduce the throughflow of air thus "killing" the rad entirely.

    D.
     
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    Many thanks guys.
     
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    My last van, I got some mesh plastic heatpoven
    yep, I used some plastic oven mesh from Aldi. Does the same job......
     
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