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    Default what happend when you dont use aircon for a long period?

    hey all, i havnt used aircon since last year..... probley around september/oct. - worked perfect at the time

    now its not working, no colder than the normal air.

    does it need regassing, or doed not using it for a prolonged period cause other issues?

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    You should use your air con weekly as the seals dry out and will leak .

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    Quote Originally Posted by haye2412 View Post
    You should use your air con weekly as the seals dry out and will leak .

    so i have read..... but does that mean that the seals need replacing?

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    Regas. Due to you not using it the gas has escaped through dry seals. Its in the manual to run it for 20 min's a month iirc to help prevent this.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    okies cheers, ill try a regas and see if that sorts it, cheers

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    Don't use one of the DIY death kit cans though.

    Get someone to use a proper machine.

    A DIY can won't tell you that there is a leak, nor will it seal any leaks, despite suggesting it might.

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    i know that most people with a brain would not ever allow there car need kiwk fit, but they use a automatic machine, all they do it stick the connectors on and it costs about 50 quid,
    when i go out for a regular good "italian" tune up i stick the air con on the way back not the best use of fuel but i like the air con working when its roasting in the car or for demisting in the winter.

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    Oh dear, I have not used mine since last autumn either. Will test it today tho!

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    What I tell people is use it or lose it.

    I pretty much use my aircon all year round. As helps demist the car in the winter and keeps nice and cool In the summer

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    D.p

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