Any aircon specialists out there?

Hi all.
The ac compressor on my 2002 e46 has now started to growl on starting, atherwise it works well with plenty of cold air. On recycling the growl
always starts again for about 5 secs and then stops. Car now 130 000 km.and this problem just started during last 5 000 km.
Apart from the short noise on the compressors starting there is no other indication of any problem.
Motorplan finished!, any ideas?
Peter
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Sorry to ask but which country are we talking about , let alone which part of that particular country?
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Any work done on the unit recently? Like a recharge or new belts?
While the obvious answer is the compressor brearings are on the way out, I've seen low oil causing noise. If there was freon leak, along with the gas, some oil leaks out. Gas recharge normally does not replenish the lost oil.
gamini
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I know a good one in Hong Kong - Is that any use?
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