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Expansion valve

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:43 am
by Daniel
Hallow to all. How to remove an expansion valve on a 2008 BMW 328i

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:58 am
by Dougflas
Google it. There are You tubes on this.

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:38 am
by Cusser
Step 1. Disconnect negative battery terminal

Step 2. Recover refrigerant

Google

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:54 am
by Tim
But Google tracks my searches. Happy Monday all. :)

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:34 pm
by tbirdtbird
Use a private window

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:02 am
by Daniel
I was able to move it with a home tool i make. Thank for your help

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:18 am
by Daniel
I need a replacement valve I use the original for dummy to flushing the Evaporator

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:24 am
by Al9
Your best bet on finding one is the second hand market. Trying to source a brand new one for such an old vehicle will likely yield poorly assembled, and who knows what's inside the power head (=how much oil it returns to the compressor in critical operating conditions), Chinese garbage.

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:14 am
by Dougflas
Al9 wrote:Your best bet on finding one is the second hand market. Trying to source a brand new one for such an old vehicle will likely yield poorly assembled, and who knows what's inside the power head (=how much oil it returns to the compressor in critical operating conditions), Chinese garbage.

So what would the dealer do? Use a second hand valve? No they would use a quality replacement.

Re: Expansion valve

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:55 am
by Cusser
Daniel wrote:How to remove an expansion valve on a 2008 BMW 328i
Al9 wrote:Trying to source a brand new one for such an old vehicle will likely yield poorly assembled, and who knows what's inside the power head , Chinese garbage.
Wow - all 6 of my vehicles are 2005 or older !!!!