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    Default air con re-gassing

    Just to let the members on here know, my air con had stopped working ( due to compressor not kicking in due to low gas pressure ) so while walking around Halfords i noticed diy gas re-pressurising kits.
    This came in a cannister which connects straight on to the air con, fill er up and away you go, all for twenty quid!

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    Oh dear! Another person fallen for the DIY death can.

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    Are you best to buy a kit with the gauge, so you can test the pressure
    before and after ? i was told it doesn't take much loss to drop
    out the compressor !

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    Your best to get it done correctly, vac'd out, pressure tested and recharged with the correct amount.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Your best to get it done correctly, vac'd out, pressure tested and recharged with the correct amount.
    Fully agree, just had mine redone and vacuum tested after a 25c heatwave a few weeks ago and the climate control set on 16c registered 28c air temp. from a temp. probe in the vent.

    Luckily it was under warranty but they hooked it up to their machine and I got to watch them run it. Took 20 minutes and turns out that I had 100g of refigerant and it was supposed to be approx 700g.

    Worst part was they said to run for at least 30 minutes after recharing and the place I bought the car was 100 miles away and then I spent 30 minutes with freezing cold air blasting me on my way back to my office

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    Quote Originally Posted by awilson View Post
    Worst part was they said to run for at least 30 minutes after recharing and the place I bought the car was 100 miles away and then I spent 30 minutes with freezing cold air blasting me on my way back to my office
    I take it you're not aware that you can use the heater in conjunction with the AC? It makes for a handy and fast demister on wet days and in the winter.

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    A/C on and set to 22 degrees, lovely
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    I take it you're not aware that you can use the heater in conjunction with the AC? It makes for a handy and fast demister on wet days and in the winter.
    No Sweat.

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    i wouldnt touch one of those diy cans with a barge pole!
    took mine to a look guy in southend, who only charged £35 for a regas

    i have to use the air con a lot, as i seem to mist up all the time, regardless of outside air temperature or humidty. does anyone else have this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdan03vfr View Post
    i wouldnt touch one of those diy cans with a barge pole!
    took mine to a look guy in southend, who only charged £35 for a regas

    i have to use the air con a lot, as i seem to mist up all the time, regardless of outside air temperature or humidty. does anyone else have this problem?
    Sounds like water in the car, are the footwells wet?, it might be the drain holes by the pollen filter are blocked!

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