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    How often should you get the Aircon Fluid changed as mine does not feel as cold as it used to

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    Re-gas recommended yearly by dealers IIRC. You should also run it at least 10mins a week throughout the year to keep the system lubricated and in good nick.

    I run mine fairly regular, had it on for 2 weeks now, to help with misty windows and its still as cold as when I first got it, not been re-gassed yet. HTH

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    Thanks for the Advice bigp will do just that its time for a change now though i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-2.2Direct View Post
    How often should you get the Aircon Fluid changed as mine does not feel as cold as it used to
    Not cold enough outside for you?

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    Unfortunatly no Im cold blooded need it to be like a freezer

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    anyone know how much it costs to re-gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by deg View Post
    anyone know how much it costs to re-gas
    Off the top of my head I reckon a VXL dealer would charge £90. I may be corrected on that though.

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    My dad's Astra has just turned it's 7th birthday and has never had an AC top up. Still works fine.

    My previous Vectra-C was still on it's original AC gas at 3+ years before I wrote it off.

    If it still blows cold and there are no peculiar noises, then leave well alone IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigP View Post
    Off the top of my head I reckon a VXL dealer would charge £90. I may be corrected on that though.
    wow thats expensive for a re fill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-2.2Direct View Post
    wow thats expensive for a re fill
    Yeah, I think thats about right for a re-gas and leak check. Your local independant garage may do it cheaper or I think Halfords offer a refill service now?

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