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    Default A slightly different aircon question!

    Ok, so my aircon must be leaking somewhere after being regassed 5 times in 4 months but the garages can't find a leak.

    I've had a good look at all the pipes, compressor and condenser today to see if I can see if any dye is showing. But it only just occurred to me, is the dye they use in aircon visible without a special light?

    I remember watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers where they put dye in the aircon and it was luminous green/yellow but someone also told me it can be a dye that can only been seen with a UV light?

    Is either/both true? My condenser looks a bit battered but there's no green stains showing, and the speed it loses pressure it should be pretty obvious!

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    its normally uv dye .

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    Hello,the guy who checked mine out ond found a leak used a luminous green dye-think it was green just for the human eye to see,he told me that condensers leaking are common on veccys,The lad is called Richard and he come from Gateshead-if my memory serves me well--his number is-07890656586. Im sure he won't mind me putting his number up on here-hope its ok with the Mods too.He is a sound lad and he found a leak on mine and it was repaired under warranty-otherwise he would of done it for around 50% cheaper----Dave

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    Cheers. Sounds like it could be either then! I guess replacing the condenser is the next step but the garage won't pay for that under the warranty as they havent found a leak!

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    UV lights are cheap enough, perhaps buy one and have a good look around everything including the interior near the heater box.

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