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Re-gas the aircon in my car?
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lnjk
Old 08-05-2006, 2:05 PM
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Default Re-gas the aircon in my car?

I need the aircon regassed in my renault laguna. Does anyone know how much this should cost me roughly and is their any good garages in the wiltshire area?
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It is around £50 in my local area ... I think. Although, it may be a case of new pipes etc which would add more to this ...

This would be best posted in the motoring thread, or im sure a mod will come along in the near future and kindly move this post over there :-)
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Old 08-05-2006, 2:59 PM
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Hi Injk,

I have moved your thread over to the motoring board, where you should get more replies.

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Old 08-05-2006, 3:21 PM
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The garage I use charge 55 a time to regas. But they're in Exeter, not Wilts, sorry
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Old 14-05-2006, 10:37 AM
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Wink Air Con Regassing!!!

You can purchase the necessary gas refill in Halfors for about 30 pounds and do it yourself, not very difficult
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Old 14-05-2006, 11:14 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DIY-CAR-AIR-CO...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 14-03-2007, 7:32 PM
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Question air con regas in Scotland

Anyone know of someone that will come to Perth to regas my air con?
Weather is getting better and I have realised that it is warm air blowing out instead of cold :confused:
One day I want to be the pigeon...... and not the statue!
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I know that Kwik Fit do air con recharging.

Also, unless you know what you are doing, I woudlnt do a DIY job. Every car is different ... some manufacturers need specialist tools too.
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Old 12-05-2007, 7:54 AM
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I had my peugeot re-charged for £60 last year - it was money well spent as it's ice cold now
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Old 12-05-2007, 8:00 AM
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Got my Aircon checked out I was told that Aircon does not normally need regassing. It is a sealed unit.

It was a faulty compressor. Vauxhall want 760 to supply and fit a new one.

Guess its open windows from now on.
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If you are near Lincoln, the Suzuki garage charge 45+vat for a full air con service, including drain and refill gas and disinfect the system, check for leaks etc etc.
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In the Poole / Bournemouth area, PooleCool does a basic regas for 40, and can also regas older cars with r12 systems and locate and repair most leaks. Service is mobile and available evenings and weekends.
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Anyone know of someone that will come to Perth to regas my air con?
Weather is getting better and I have realised that it is warm air blowing out instead of cold :confused:

surely you must mean perth australia? i havent seen any good weather for weeks now. :confused:
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Old 18-07-2008, 11:59 PM
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Got my Aircon checked out I was told that Aircon does not normally need regassing. It is a sealed unit.

It was a faulty compressor. Vauxhall want 760 to supply and fit a new one.

Guess its open windows from now on.
You can get very good pattern compressors - generally speaking, vauxhall parts are quite reasonably priced - but their labour rates could be high - that sounds rather expensive to me.

Re the gas recharge - we charge 50 inc VAT - an extra 10 to dye it if we suspect a leak.

A/C is a sealed unit - but in saying that, over time, it may need a recharge. If it is found that there is near to no gas in the system we may suspect a leak and insert the dye, which helps us to trace the leak.

The A/C should be run throughout the year, say for around 5-10 minutes a week to keep the pump etc in good working order. If you don't use it. then suddenly switch it on, the pump can seize and you can face problems of having to fork out for a new pump!

In saying that, I've not had mine on for months - and I should know better
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Old 19-07-2008, 12:17 AM
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The A/C should be run throughout the year, say for around 5-10 minutes a week to keep the pump etc in good working order. If you don't use it. then suddenly switch it on, the pump can seize and you can face problems of having to fork out for a new pump!
The reason for running your aircon regularly is to get the lubricant in the gas around the system, it does help prevent the seals from hardening as well as general lubrication.

Also note if you have been running without gas (mainly due to a leak) for a while it may be worth getting the 'dryer' (removes mositure in system!) changed or if you want ask the re-gasser(!) to 'vac down' for a while which should remove some moisture.

Aircon is one of those systems that likes to be used constantly but is bad for engine performance/fuel usage, but then having the windows open adds drag/affects fuel efficiency (a lengthy debate!).
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Driers aren't particularly cheap - and you added good comments on there that I omitted - but I am tired and fed up really with cars, as its Friday!
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Driers aren't particularly cheap - and you added good comments on there that I omitted - but I am tired and fed up really with cars, as its Friday!

More bad advice! :rolleyes:
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More bad advice! :rolleyes:
Gosh you must be bored Mr Troll - you've followed my posts round lots of threads now.

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Don't use the re-gas kits. they are a waste of money and won't last. Give it 12 months and you'll be back to where you were again.
Proper job requires a minimum of vacuuming the system for an hour and full re-gas.

Just changing the gas is a rubbish job.
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Don't use the re-gas kits. they are a waste of money and won't last. Give it 12 months and you'll be back to where you were again.
Proper job requires a minimum of vacuuming the system for an hour and full re-gas.

Just changing the gas is a rubbish job.
Agree - and thank you for getting back to the subject of thread!
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