EM TuningAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 32 of 32

Thread: Air con gas

  1. #1
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    595

    Air con gas

    Has anyone tried the air con gas canister?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DIY-AIR-CON-TO...QQcmdZViewItem

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    dummi's Avatar
    smoking a6

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    brumingham
    Posts
    1,188
    whats r134a? i would rather get it done with a professional machine it sucks out the old and the impurities then refills it for 75 once a year job done..
    just a little a6

  4. #3
    FactionOne's Avatar
    Administrator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Preston
    Posts
    3,052
    R134A is a refrigerant... Myself and a mate have spent the last few weeks working on a computer for a upcoming magazine-shootout which uses it in the chiller for the water that cools the CPU. The worst few working weeks of the year so far

    Regards,

    Rob.

  5. #4
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    712
    just had mine done, and it makes such a difference, I couldnt find anything in all of the old invoices to say it had been done. I dont actually think its in the service, schedule, definitly worth doing in this weather!

  6. #5
    neil.c's Avatar
    Senior

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    leicestershire
    Posts
    563
    I belive Quikfit do regassing for 40 or there abouts now (so makes the ebay auction look expensive), it should only need doing about every 5 years
    99 S3 Absolute red

  7. #6
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    West Midlands, UK
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by jonS3
    just had mine done, and it makes such a difference, I couldnt find anything in all of the old invoices to say it had been done. I dont actually think its in the service, schedule, definitly worth doing in this weather!
    No, it's not. Mine is definitely getting a bit weak now (my TDi is a 1999). I've considered using the can, but I reckon a specialist will do it for about the same money.

  8. #7
    nwhiteley's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Howfen (its in Bolton)
    Posts
    194
    Quote Originally Posted by neil.c
    I belive Quikfit do regassing for 40 or there abouts now (so makes the ebay auction look expensive), it should only need doing about every 5 years

    i assume you mean Kwik-Fit?

    none of my local Kwik-Fits know anything about servicing aircon

  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    West Midlands, UK
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by nwhiteley
    i assume you mean Kwik-Fit?

    none of my local Kwik-Fits know anything about servicing aircon
    They don't know a fat lot about fitting tyres, fixing brakes, or changing exhausts, but that's never stopped them.

  10. #9
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    526
    Quote Originally Posted by jonS3
    just had mine done, and it makes such a difference, I couldnt find anything in all of the old invoices to say it had been done. I dont actually think its in the service, schedule, definitly worth doing in this weather!
    How much did this cost you if I might ask - I have been thinking exactly the same thing driving along today with the DIS showing 34.5C and a weak coldish stream of air hitting my face!

  11. #10
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,210
    They don't know a fat lot about fitting tyres, fixing brakes, or changing exhausts, but that's never stopped them.
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  12. #11
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    lothian
    Posts
    179
    Its being trialed in the london area apparently with a view to rolling out nationwide depending on how that goes...... my mate works for em....

    Quote Originally Posted by nwhiteley
    i assume you mean Kwik-Fit?

    none of my local Kwik-Fits know anything about servicing aircon

  13. #12
    col6821's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Posts
    175
    Just booked mine in for a re-gas on Saturday at a local garage 49.50 inc.
    They'll add a colourant for an extra 10 if they believe that there's a leak in the system and this will allow them to locate it with a UV light 1 week later.

  14. #13
    robthehungrymonkey's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Uckfield, Near Brighton
    Posts
    555
    A mate of mine just got his S4 regassed by someone that does refrigerated vans, only cost him 15
    Westfield SEiW - 2.0 16V XE power
    Volvo Wagon - 1.8 Volvo power!!

  15. #14
    nwhiteley's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Howfen (its in Bolton)
    Posts
    194

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by confusionhunter
    Its being trialed in the london area apparently with a view to rolling out nationwide depending on how that goes...... my mate works for em....

    thank you

  16. #15
    nwhiteley's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Howfen (its in Bolton)
    Posts
    194
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb
    They don't know a fat lot about fitting tyres, fixing brakes, or changing exhausts, but that's never stopped them.

    LOL, thats a bit *****y

  17. #16
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,488
    Quote Originally Posted by nwhiteley
    LOL, thats a bit *****y
    given the fact that they once forgot to tighten a friends wheelnuts, I'd be in agreement though.

    ..wonder if it had anything to do with the fact we used to call the fitter "Big Tits" at school. He probably didn't like that.


  18. #17
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    712
    Quote Originally Posted by bantam1
    How much did this cost you if I might ask - I have been thinking exactly the same thing driving along today with the DIS showing 34.5C and a weak coldish stream of air hitting my face!
    I got it done for free by a friend, but I think its possible to get them done for as little as 40

  19. #18
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    144
    Just got my air con fully serviced & regassed for 50.

    If you just want it re-gassed then its only 30.

    At a little AUDI garage in GILDERSOME (LEEDS)

  20. #19
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    712
    what do they do when they 'service' it?

  21. #20
    Aldo's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,004
    Quote Originally Posted by turbodan
    Just got my air con fully serviced & regassed for 50.

    If you just want it re-gassed then its only 30.

    At a little AUDI garage in GILDERSOME (LEEDS)
    Bargain, may call my dealer up and ask-Agredd though for a service do they renew the seals or something?

  22. #21
    Pete69zx
    Guest
    I'm trying to source someone in the Teeside area today to sort my aircon out for me aswell.
    When i bought the car, the previous owner told me it needed a new pipe for the system. I managed to get a used item from a VW/Audi breakers yesterday for far far less than the 128 my local AUdi $tealer wanted! 20 is what i paied for it, so im quite happy :-)
    The engine is still a little too hot at the moment to connect the bottom end of the pipe, so waiting untill its cooled down a bit more.

    Cheers, Pete.

  23. #22
    TNE
    TNE's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    43
    I had the the chance to test out the new machine at work yesterday. My system felt pretty chilly before and that was with 500 grammes less than the system holds. Removed the remaining gas, vac'd down the system to check for any leaks and re-gassed to 750 grammes total. The difference in performance is amazing.

  24. #23
    jpda3's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    117
    got mine booked in for next week

    special offer..... decontamination and service 60

    so that should take the smell away and get it cold again

    Pete69zx..... did you find anywhere
    i got 3 prices all around the 60 around boro area

  25. #24
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,488
    just got a flyer through my door for Kwik Fit, recharge your AC for 44.95.

    if its not 10% cooler afterwards, you get it for free!
    Last edited by madvw; 22nd July 2006 at 17:24.


  26. #25
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    West Midlands, UK
    Posts
    141
    I got mine regassed yesterday at a local specialist for 40, and it was well worth it.

  27. #26
    Pete69zx
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete69zx
    I managed to get a used item from a VW/Audi breakers yesterday for far far less than the 128 my local AUdi $tealer wanted! 20 is what i paied for it, so im quite happy :-)
    The engine is still a little too hot at the moment to connect the bottom end of the pipe, so waiting untill its cooled down a bit more.

    Cheers, Pete.
    Attempted to change the missing pipe earlier & suprise suprise.... it wasnt the correct fit asfter all :-(

    I took it back to the breakers yard & swapped it out for the correct one (i fitted it there & then, once the engine had cooled down a bit!).

    Cheers, Pete.

  28. #27
    Pete69zx
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by jpda3
    got mine booked in for next week

    special offer..... decontamination and service 60

    so that should take the smell away and get it cold again

    Pete69zx..... did you find anywhere
    i got 3 prices all around the 60 around boro area
    Where have you booked your car in with then?

    Im gonna call a guy called 'Mike Gascoigne' (i think its Mike anyways), based on the Mandale Triangle.

    Cheers, Pete.

  29. #28
    jpda3's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    117
    pete you have a pm

  30. #29
    Pete69zx
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by jpda3
    pete you have a pm
    :-)

  31. #30
    jpda3's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Teesside
    Posts
    117
    got mine regassed last week

    definately colder........
    so cold now cant have it on AUTO.... LO
    the fan speed seems to have increased a bar or two on the display
    i m assuming this is because the system is full again
    but definately worth getting done

  32. #31
    Pete69zx
    Guest
    Mine turned out to be the compressor is knackerd.

    Long story short, approx 500 puts it right!

  33. #32
    neil.c's Avatar
    Senior

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    leicestershire
    Posts
    563
    Ouch!
    99 S3 Absolute red

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO