@Those welcoming me: Thank you, it feels great to be a part of this club.
@ my AC Repair:
I went to Nadeem Car A/C today at 12:30 PM and finished at 8: 00 PM but it was worth it coz AC is working fine now. However had to change some of my plans as the Sanden Kabli compressor available looked prety much used to me and was Leak big time. I had the option of either buying repaired Kabli (Japanese) one or purchasing a new 507-R134 Sanden Compressor made in Singapore. Opted for the New Compressor. This is the summary of what was done
The condenser, cooling coil and all the pipes were cleaned from inside using petrol and then applying some pressure on one end which made a lot of Black filth come out from the other end. (filter bottle ramained as it was as i was told it couldnt be opened!!!)
New adjuster pulley and bracket was installed to accommodate the new compressor.
Thermostat was installed to control the temperature, not satisfied with the solution though as thermostat is connected adjacent to the A/C filter (yes, under the hood) rather than being inside the car, and it makes the compressor switch on and off every 15 sec or so once the filter reaches the threshold temperature....Not sure if testdriver has the thermostat installed in similar manner.
Pipes coming in and out of compressor were modified by cutting ends on one side (compressor's side) and new connectors were welded to make connections with new compressor as it is not similar to genuine woo's compressor.
Whole deal cost me 12,000, I was told 12,500 in the start and i m not much of a negotiator. Will think of some thing to sort out the thermostat issue, otherwise i am pretty satisfied with the work. Compressor is real easy on engine as mentioned earlier by testdriver. Cooling is good for now. Also hoping that the Singapore make compressor is good enough. Let me give it some time and see all this was worth Rs 12,000 or not.