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    As some will know, I had my air-con re-gassed in May 2010, again I had my air-con system checked over in late april this year and re-gassed. No fault was found with the system. Only 2 to 3 weeks later the gas has gone and all that happens is the air con hisses when turned on. Dropped her off today for full test and still no fault found. Re-gassed and asked to return the car in three weeks for diagnosis checking.

    Condensor checked and apparently fine.

    Anyone any ideas what might be occuring here?! - I used the system at least every day since re-gas in April so I'm stumped (as are Vauxhall!!)

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    have they added a uv dye to the system ... chances are there is a pinprick hole in a pipe or a seal is leaking ... at least if they have done this you stand a better chance of finding it over a week or two as it sounds like its not leaking enough for a sniffer to find it

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    yes done the dye test and had the car all day and nothing

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    Mine was the condensor it had been leaking on the side seams.

    Take it to another dealer.

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    I may take it to a specialist now it is gassed actually

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    Air con gone again!! ha haaa!! EH have checked twice for leaks with their ghostbuster style vision goggles... so.... what else can they do?... and I'm NOT having a poxy corsa for a day again

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    mine is the same i just give up and wind the windows down

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    seems a common issue. Mine back for the third time now. They wouldn't listen first time when I said it had an issue only to say 'it just needed re-gassing!' ... actually 4th time
    May 2010
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    and now August 2011

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    Try an aircon specialist - they have more experience and often different equipment that should be able to track down the leak.

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    Agree that this seems a common problem - Only owned my 58 1.8 vvt for 3 weeks and had to take back for a new condenser. The garage said that they have replaced hundreds of condensers on vectras and it was a known early failure item
    Thankfully mine was under warranty !

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