I have a 2008 CRV, 101K miles, and the AC died. It just started blowing hot air on a hot summer day. Just getting around to dealing with it now. Pressure is verified good, as is the electrical. Mechanic wants to replace compressor, at about $900 parts and labor.
Reading around, it looks like I may be experiencing Black Death
This brings up a number of questions. First, is it likely that I'm experiencing Black Death. Second, should replacing the compressor be an option, or do I really need to do the Compressor, Condenser, Drier, and Evaporator?
Lastly, I see some kits: KIT1 and KIT2. Would a kit like this be as reliable as something my mechanic would put in? Would it be rude for me to ask my mechanic if he would put in a kit to save me a few dollars?