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  1. Dear rssh, nice to know about the repairs. Make sure to wash(large amount of water, high pressure is not required) the intercooler and radiators which were cleaned by the caustic soda thoroughly otherwise fins will corrode with the traces of caustic soda left. Also not a good idea to put mesh filter if facility of paper filter exists. Put the paper filter as it purifies the air to 25microns and keeps the A/C evaporator(responsible for the cooling) fins clean. Thanks for posting pictures and mentioning the cost involved too.
  2. Few days back I found my A/C not working for the wagon r, showed to the dealer he said need to change the compressor would cost you 32000Rs. I thought what is the use of car enthusiast if you can't take care of it. So removed the front bumper and saw the A/C belt was broken and the A/C coil plastic melted and seized the pulley. Tried to turn the pulley but too hard. I thought may be something broke in the compressor. So I took the car to the A/C specialised shop, there collected the gas by A/C vacuum pump(as R134A) as the gas may harm the environment. As my wagon r does not have the cabin filter but I had cut the plastic grill of air suction and put a air filter(made of interwoven fibre) available in the auto store. As this is not a fine filter so the evaporator was dirty. So I bargained the cost with the shop owner to clean the evaporator and recharge the gas and renew the oil. This was the time I found that unlike the evaporator in household car evaporators are very very delicate. These guys soaked the evaporator in soap solution and then washed the fins in running water, all the muck came out. After assembling with new coil, A/c was started, too good!!
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    Apart from all the parameters include, customer to visit the forums to know how the car is performing and what is the response of the car maker and the dealers with regard to the customer's complaints?
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