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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by pchop View Post
Does anyone know the location of '00 Esprit's A/C recharging port? I read the DIY on Lotus Esprit World and it seems the low-side recharging port on a S4 is located on the bottom of the car and involves removing the undertray.

However, I noticed a Evaporator Service Valve on my Esprit on it's located near near the front of the engine bay by the rear window of the passenger compartment. The valve's color is light green.
The A/C charging ports on the 2000 V8 are underneath by the front of the engine, center and right side. Note that many V8 cars suffer from bad manifold pipes (they crack and leak, especially the alloy ones) and frequent compressor failures. Note there is no undertray on the V8 in the rear.

The green valve in the engine compartment (top left side) is for the evaporative emissions, nothing to do with A/C.

Regards, KM
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