A bit of backstory for clarity (question below)
I've recently had my second A/C regas after realising that there must be a leak and so opted for a stop-leak and regas with dye to find out where the leak is.
After their really quick investigation of the problem, the garage has quoted me for a new condenser at £360 fitted.
I bought a UV torch to check this out myself, and the only place I can see a considerable amount of green dye is all around the A/C H service valve:
As far as I have seen online, the regas canister would be fitted to the L valve (please correct me if i'm wrong), and so any leak from fitting that would be around that valve surely? There is a small amount around that valve anyway:
For what it's worth, there is a tiny amount of dye on the cooling fan in front of the condenser, but not enough that I would think the leak is coming from down there:
My main question is, is it likely that the valve is the issue here, given the amount of dye around it? And is it relatively straight forward for me to remove the blue H valve cover to see what's going on underneath, or should I just go back to the garage with this info...