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    Has anyone seen the air con gas refiller you can buy from halfords? Has anyone used it?

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    I have seen it. TBH its probably ok but if you have a leak it will just slowly be lost again. If you try one let us all know how it went. Also get one with a guage so you don't over charge it.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    If i rememmber reading it will seal leaks and top gas, I only found out last week that you lose 5% of gas every year not through leaks it is just lost naturally.

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    Not sure thats true..... If its a sealed system were can it go? Where can that 5% be lost too with out a leak?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    This was a air con auto man who just deals with air con he told me that every car loses 5% a year i cant rememmber what he said why it does, but i will ask him again when i speak to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrase20 View Post
    Not sure thats true..... If its a sealed system were can it go? Where can that 5% be lost too with out a leak?
    Just found out what he said, he said that the pipes are naturally porus so you lose between 5 and 10% of gas per year and you must not let the gas get to low as it makes the compressor run harder.

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    Spot on, i used to do a bit of air con work and it does naturally loose some every year.

    Sorry never used a refil can from helfrauds though!

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    But isn't it against the law to release refrigerant into the atmosphere? If they lose 5-10% a year thats a known leak there should it not be fixed
    I have never heard that a pipe is porus before is this true?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrase20 View Post
    But isn't it against the law to release refrigerant into the atmosphere? If they lose 5-10% a year thats a known leak there should it not be fixed
    I have never heard that a pipe is porus before is this true?
    It goes past the seals tbh, any rubber pipe will lose a bit in time as a car tyre does, my Vec used to empty itself in 6 mths, twice Vx regassed me without finding a leak.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought to recharge the gas you have to be officially registered to use refridgerant gas not just on property but also vehicles through AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY BOARD. So how do Halfrauds sell it ? not the genuine article me thinks. Looking at the web site, I'd be wary of the items if you're just looking for a top up. Also when I had my vec B(2.6 CDX) I was going to use one of those cleaners/leak repair but none of the knobs fitted the vec pipe. Check the size of your's first

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