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Just replaced the condenser - that's the third condenser that has failed in the vehicle's 18 year life time for exactly the same fault! The top left corner (as viewed from the front) had sprung a leak - is this a known weakness and, if so, is there an easy solution?
 

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There's a foam block that sits against the condenser at that point which traps moisture and causes it to rot. Leave the foam out.....
 

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Thanks for the responses.

Examining the foam block I noticed two things. Firstly, it is becoming detached from the slam panel and, secondly, it has become crusty and abrasive on its exposed faces. I have concluded that it not only holds water but then, probably through vibration, applies an abrasive action to the corroding part of the condenser.

i have shaved the offending abrasive faces back to 'proper' foam and re-glued the foam blocks (both sides) back onto the slam panel. On inspection the foam block does not now touch the condenser. We shall see if this puts a stop to the condenser corroding!
 

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Do you have any pics of this, and how hard is it to access the foam things?
Thanks
 

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Will be checking that soon, easy task.
 

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Yup this is correct my 4.0 went through 2 in 2 years for this exact issue take out the foam after removing the grill 6 screws and slam panel 4 bolts
 

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Ok I think mine was on the way, after all the work I would hate for this to happen. I removed the offending part of rubber. On the other side nothing to break
so I left alone.

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