E51 Elgrand E51 Frequently Asked Questions

Robert

Newbie
E51 Owner
#22
I'd add common issues to expect :-
1) eating / warping break disks
2) Caliper Slide pins snapping (particularly rear if rubbers perish because of incorrect grease)
3) Front to rear AC pipe (6' pipe within pipe) failure (budget £1600 to ship & fix).
My garage fitted a replacement rear AC pipe and splice unions for £354
 

Robert

Newbie
E51 Owner
#25
Description of Work Carried Out: -
TO REPLACE LEAKING AIR CON PIPE AT REAR OF
VEPHCLE WITH PARTS SUPPLIED BY CUSTOMER
FOUND PIPES SUPPLIED INCORRECT
CONTACTED SPEACIALIST WHO INFORMED ME PIPE IS
ONLY AVAILABLE FROM JAPAN AND VERY
EXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE AND AS IT RUNS ENTIRE
LENGTH OF VEHICLE IS ALSO EXPENSIVE TO FIT
BECAUSE OF THIS SPECIAL SPLICE UNIONS DESIGNED
FOR AIR CON PIPES WERE OBTAINED AND DAMAGED
SECTION OF PIPE WAS CUT AWAY AND NEW PIECE
MADE TO FIT IN ITS PLACE
RE GASSED SYSTEM - ALL APPEARS OK

The French Correction
Specialist In French Automobile Repairs
All Make Servicing Including, Tyre Fitting and Wheel Alignment
Air Conditioning Servicing & Re-Charging
148 Amyand Park Rd,
St Margarets, Twickenham
Middlesex,
TW1 3HY
Tel: 020-8891-3329

For more details ring above, ask for Rob; you can say Robert Wills gave you his details.
 

blingo

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
E51 Owner
#26
Description of Work Carried Out: -
TO REPLACE LEAKING AIR CON PIPE AT REAR OF
VEPHCLE WITH PARTS SUPPLIED BY CUSTOMER
FOUND PIPES SUPPLIED INCORRECT
CONTACTED SPEACIALIST WHO INFORMED ME PIPE IS
ONLY AVAILABLE FROM JAPAN AND VERY
EXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE AND AS IT RUNS ENTIRE
LENGTH OF VEHICLE IS ALSO EXPENSIVE TO FIT
BECAUSE OF THIS SPECIAL SPLICE UNIONS DESIGNED
FOR AIR CON PIPES WERE OBTAINED AND DAMAGED
SECTION OF PIPE WAS CUT AWAY AND NEW PIECE
MADE TO FIT IN ITS PLACE
RE GASSED SYSTEM - ALL APPEARS OK

The French Correction
Specialist In French Automobile Repairs
All Make Servicing Including, Tyre Fitting and Wheel Alignment
Air Conditioning Servicing & Re-Charging
148 Amyand Park Rd,
St Margarets, Twickenham
Middlesex,
TW1 3HY
Tel: 020-8891-3329

For more details ring above, ask for Rob; you can say Robert Wills gave you his details.
That's fantastic, thanks for the quick reply! Just need to find someone local to do it now!
 

MrRob_in

Part of the furniture (please de-cat your e51/2)
Staff member
Premium Member
E51 Expert
E51 Owner
#27
Description of Work Carried Out: -
TO REPLACE LEAKING AIR CON PIPE AT REAR OF
VEPHCLE WITH PARTS SUPPLIED BY CUSTOMER
FOUND PIPES SUPPLIED INCORRECT
CONTACTED SPEACIALIST WHO INFORMED ME PIPE IS
ONLY AVAILABLE FROM JAPAN AND VERY
EXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE AND AS IT RUNS ENTIRE
LENGTH OF VEHICLE IS ALSO EXPENSIVE TO FIT
BECAUSE OF THIS SPECIAL SPLICE UNIONS DESIGNED
FOR AIR CON PIPES WERE OBTAINED AND DAMAGED
SECTION OF PIPE WAS CUT AWAY AND NEW PIECE
MADE TO FIT IN ITS PLACE
RE GASSED SYSTEM - ALL APPEARS OK

The French Correction
Specialist In French Automobile Repairs
All Make Servicing Including, Tyre Fitting and Wheel Alignment
Air Conditioning Servicing & Re-Charging
148 Amyand Park Rd,
St Margarets, Twickenham
Middlesex,
TW1 3HY
Tel: 020-8891-3329

For more details ring above, ask for Rob; you can say Robert Wills gave you his details.
@Robert this sounds like fantastic news.
If the fault fixed was in fact the same as everyone else (and I) have experienced then these guys have done the 'impossible' according to countless owners and numerous experts over the years.

Have you got photos of the fault and fix or can you confirm it was the same leak as here https://www.flickr.com/photos/bitchinrock/sets/72157659861402231

I'm sure many many other owners will be excited to hear it's possible...