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Old 05-05-2018, 12:16 PM
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My aircon has given up the ghost. Assuming that it's simply a re-gassing job (the car is 16 yrs old) is there anything I should be aware of before getting it done, potential hazards I can mitigate?
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:55 PM
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Nothing I am aware of

Takes an hour or two I think.. worked well on mine
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Nah, just drop it into a local air con centre. They hook up an automatic machine that empties it, fills it, leak tests it etc.
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so basic even KwakFart can do it. bare in mind if any leaks are detected whoever does it can't recharge it. So beware of "sorry mate found a leak that will cost £XXXX"
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Thanks guys.
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Your aircon exchanger thing is probably rusted to ****.. you could replace that but not cheap I think
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Originally Posted by Nottm_S2 View Post
Your aircon exchanger thing is probably rusted to ****.. you could replace that but not cheap I think
I had to have mine replaced under warranty on a car I bought new in 2002. Dash out job iirc. Beware any car that 'just needs a re-gas'.

Any proper specialist will do a proper pressure test before they try to re-gas so just check there's no call out charge. Kwik fit used to make no charge if they coukdn't re-gas.
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