Rocking a 2002 stage4 bugeye w/ 120k miles.
Tried to use the A/C last week and although the fan was blowing at full capacity there was just no cold air. In addition to the lack of cold air the compressor did not come on.
My buddy who is an Audi mechanic took a look and said the lines had no compression and my refrigeration was was bone dry. He also said the bearings or whatever on my A/C compressor were not spinning.
He said that it is VERY unlikely that all my refrigerant was used up and it's more likely I have a leak?
I know last summer, my A/C worked fine but my A/C compressor would have a blowoff valve type noise when kicking in and would cause more sluggishness than usual (more than the usual power zap the A/C causes).
How should I approach this?
Do I just bring it to a shop and have it refilled with refrigerant, get a new compressor, or have a shop look for a leak?
I don't really "need" A/C because I'm a windows down type of guy, but sometimes you need it when it's raining during the summer to clear fog off of the windshield.