It is permitted to remove the air conditioning in the car and this is worth doing as the kit that makes the air con up is quite weighty.
The removal of the air con required me to remove the front bumper, condenser and fan then while in there remove the bonnet catch as pins are required and indeed ordered. Removal of the air con metal hoses and the unit by the horn under the n/s/f wing. The temporary removal of the expansion tank and fuse box allows the rest of the metal piping to be removed. Finally I took the radiator out which upon inspection is knackered and will need replacing – great more money.
While the bumper was off I decided it was an opportune moment to spray the tow hook red as required, a can of Rover Flame Red from my MG Maestro Turbo did the trick there.
The amount of components making up the air con system is shown the so the weight gain is massive.
The front now looks a bit sparse….