2001 BMW 325i Q&A
2001 BMW 325i Question: How quick / slow can an evaporator core leak take form?
I was told my 325i BMW had an evaporator core leak. I took it to another shop that claimed it is the hose(s) and fixed it. A month later the a/c stopped working, NOW they say it is the core. Could the leak have suddenly happened after the hose(s) were replaced? - therapypetz
depends on the severity of the leak. Approx 3 weeks +/- before a difference in cooling efficiency is detected. Evaporators are very common in E46, i have never replaced a hose but many evaporators. Anything is possible, it could also be a combination of the two and the easiest and cheapest option is chosen first and improvements are to be monitored by the customer. - Chow