User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: air con

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    rothwell leeds
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default air con

    hi guys.. little problem..air con not blowing as cold as it should..do i take it to my local helpfull garage for re gas or to main dealer as car still under VX warranty i know the re gas isnt covered by warranty the compressor is kicking in like it should ....thanks in advance guys

  2. #2
    Admin & Merchandise Manager bigmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Devon
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    47 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    47 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I would take it to kwickfit they do it for £45 iirc and if they cant get it a certain % colder than it was before then they dont charge

  3. #3
    Regular Member Ben999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Milton keynes
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I topped mine up with the stuff from halfrauds, was about £16 did the job perfectly. (still works 2 years later)

  4. #4
    Regular Member bobby-tupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    LEEDS, W.YORKS
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    might be able to get you a number of some one local tony

  5. #5
    Administrator Big-Pete's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Home or in the Gym
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    70 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    70 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Moved to troubleshooting

  6. #6
    Regular Member pauls898's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Malvern
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Put my air con on for the first time today for a while, no change in temperature at all, pipes in engine bay not cold at all I suppect the coolent has leaked out?

    Shall take round to VX

    PS

    How does these Hafford DIY kits work? I thought the air con was under high pressure?

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Don't bother with the DIY aircon kits. For the same price that you would pay for a miracle can that won't pressure test or leak test the system, you could get it looked at by someone with an all singing and dancing machine.

    Kwikfit for example charge something like £40 to £45. If your AC has a leak then they won't charge you a penny. Meanwhile the DIY kit has left you out of pocket and not told you that your system might have a leak.

    That aside, it's best to use the AC weekly for 10 mins or so (even in winter) as it also contains oil that lubricates the system as well as stopping the rubber seals from drying out.

  8. #8
    Regular Member pauls898's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Malvern
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks Dave for the heads up

  9. #9
    Regular Member Ste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    ..... Driving the Jaguar XF
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The DIY kits do work, but won't find a leak. If it is not working due to general lack of use, that will be rectified by a top up, then they are fine and easy to use.

    You just connect the pressurised can to the fill point and spray away....

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    The DIY kits do work, but won't find a leak. ....
    But for the price of them, you might as well pay someone else to do the job.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    If it is not working due to general lack of use, that will be rectified by a top up
    Unless the seals have dried out/perished through the lack of general use, and the DIY top up will only last a short time.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •