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    • highguyuk
    • By highguyuk 8th May 06, 2:51 PM
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    • 8th May 06, 2:51 PM
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    • 8th May 06, 2:51 PM
    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 :-)
    -highguyuk-



    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 8th May 06, 2:59 PM
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    Pink.
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    • 8th May 06, 2:59 PM
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    • 8th May 06, 2:59 PM
    Hi Injk,

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

    Pink
  • steve_bilton
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    • 8th May 06, 3:21 PM
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    • 8th May 06, 3:21 PM
    The garage I use charge £55 a time to regas. But they're in Exeter, not Wilts, sorry
    • alanrp123
    • By alanrp123 14th May 06, 10:37 AM
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    • 14th May 06, 10:37 AM
    Air Con Regassing!!!
    • #5
    • 14th May 06, 10:37 AM
    You can purchase the necessary gas refill in Halfors for about 30 pounds and do it yourself, not very difficult
    • deanos
    • By deanos 14th May 06, 11:14 PM
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    deanos
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    • 14th May 06, 11:14 PM
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    • 14th May 06, 11:14 PM
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DIY-CAR-AIR-CONDITIONING-A-C-R134a-RECHARGE-REGAS-CAN_W0QQitemZ8036725648QQcategoryZ108798QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem
    • Meeten
    • By Meeten 14th Mar 07, 7:32 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Mar 07, 7:32 PM
    air con regas in Scotland
    • #7
    • 14th Mar 07, 7:32 PM
    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!
    • balsingh
    • By balsingh 14th Mar 07, 8:05 PM
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    • 14th Mar 07, 8:05 PM
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    • 14th Mar 07, 8:05 PM
    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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  • franklally
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    • 12th May 07, 7:54 AM
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    • 12th May 07, 7:54 AM
    I had my peugeot re-charged for £60 last year - it was money well spent as it's ice cold now
    • ossie
    • By ossie 12th May 07, 8:00 AM
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    ossie
    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.
    • deanos
    • By deanos 12th May 07, 9:24 AM
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    deanos
    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.
  • poolecool
    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.
  • goldspanners
    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:
    Originally posted by Meeten

    surely you must mean perth australia? i havent seen any good weather for weeks now. :confused:
    ...work permit granted!
  • jeannieblue
    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.
    Originally posted by ossie
    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
    Genie
    Master Technician
  • ghandi
    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!
    Originally posted by jeannieblue
    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!).
  • jeannieblue
    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!
    Genie
    Master Technician
    • neil9313
    • By neil9313 19th Jul 08, 4:17 PM
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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!
    Originally posted by jeannieblue

    More bad advice! :rolleyes:
  • jeannieblue
    More bad advice! :rolleyes:
    Originally posted by neil9313
    Gosh you must be bored Mr Troll - you've followed my posts round lots of threads now.

    Bless, hope you find a life soon. And no, I don't fancy you
    Genie
    Master Technician
  • Viper_7
    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.
  • jeannieblue
    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.
    Originally posted by Viper_7
    Agree - and thank you for getting back to the subject of thread!
    Genie
    Master Technician
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