Honda CR-V (2006) Gen 2
‘Black death’ aircon system
I am second owner, 170,000kms
It had the original a/c compressor replaced by Honda at around 40,000kms
Now compressor is making a small thud when switched on and sounds a struggle, I don’t use it, though it comes on accidentally some times.
Wife wants me to change the compressor so she can use the a/c, I’d probably change the condenser too…
I only see two replacement options online in Australia
Jayair: A/C Air Con Compressor
KEIHIN: COMPRESSOR 12 VOLT DIRECT MOUNT KEIHIN HS110R
Keihin, as I see is made in Japan and they supply to Honda original parts, it is the more expensive of the two.
Thing is I can’t find information on replacement compressors for the Honda or reviews on these parts. I don’t want to buy a replacement that will eventually produce the ‘black death’.
Does anyone know about replacements for this issue?
Is the ‘Black Death’ completely avoidable with a good replacement, or is it a problem with the whole system?
Help please, thank you.