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    Aircon Re-gassing

    Mine's not Very cold, any ideas on avg prices and in particular any decent, cheap garages in Birmingham that can re-gas?

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    Go to an aircon specialist (don't go to Audi). Should be around 70.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    The last time I was in Halfords I noticed they were selling cans for topping up aircon systems - think they were about 25.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    I'm not sure it needs doing to be honest. After a few mins it's pretty cold, not ice cold but still quite cold. I'm trying to work out whether thats as cold as it should be.

    I had 2 courtesy cars 2 years back, a pug 206 first, about 8 months old, and a brand new fiesta. The 206 aircon was ice cold but the fiesta was similar to my A4 obviously the colder the quicker it climatises to your conditions.

    Anyone remember when they had their Audi regassed and how cold it was then and now?

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    Audi Aircon or Climate is not ICE cold..... My wife had a Ford Mondeo and now a Focus and to be honest, they are colder than the Audi.... however, it should certainly feel cold when it's on - try having the blower on for normal cold air for a few mins, then switch on the A/C and there should be a noticeable difference.....

    Failing that, have a pressure test done with a reputable A/C specialist...

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    I think you've answered my question, thanks.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    They do actually need regular servicing as anything goes faulty it gets expensive. Maybe worth getting an aircon guy to service it anyway.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    Once i've found one that is!

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    i had mine done by autotronics in leicester cost me 40 for a re-gas now its ice cold before i got it done it wasnt that cold nows it perfect some times i gotto put the econ button to make it go a lil warmer. let me know if u want the number.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    Ok, found these guys, www.coolcaraircon.co.uk

    49 for recharge, 59 for service and recharge.

    I'll take a look at the current fluid level, if it's correct and has not lost any then will a service really be benificial? I need to check the service book too when i'm home tonight.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

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    i had mine done by autotronics in leicester cost me 40 for a re-gas now its ice cold before i got it done it wasnt that cold nows it perfect some times i gotto put the econ button to make it go a lil warmer. let me know if u want the number.

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    What temp are you setting it at? Surely, if you're finding it a bit too cold, you should raise the temperature setting a bit, not switch it off!

    Don't forget, you're not trying to freeze-dry yourself. The idea is to set it at a comfortable temperature, say 20 or 21 degrees, and then leave it to its own devices.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    i'm not mechanically minded guys.

    Having read various info from forementioned website i thought i'd check the coolant level, however i see no specific tank, however i do see the coolant tank for the radiator which is just a mil under the min fill marker.

    Does this tank supply the Climate system also?

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    The aircon relies on a pressurised system filled with Freon gas (like your fridge) I don't think it's something you can top up yourself or even check.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    hm...so i'm non the wiser then, i'll just pay the 59 for service and topup and have peace of mind.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    Mine cost 75 from stealers with full leak/electrical check and re-gas

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

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    i'm not mechanically minded guys.

    Having read various info from forementioned website i thought i'd check the coolant level, however i see no specific tank, however i do see the coolant tank for the radiator which is just a mil under the min fill marker.

    Does this tank supply the Climate system also?

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    The coolant is the water system that cools the engine. It's nothing to do with the Climate Control.

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    Glad we cleared that up then! So where is the Climate harware behind the dash?

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    There's 3 main components to the system.
    The heat exchanger is buried behind the passenger airbag up high in the dash, then you have the pump and then the dryer which are in the engine bay

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    Re: Aircon Re-gassing

    When the air-con is serviced they drain / release all the old gas and muck, then re-fill the gas with a quantity of oil also, to keep all the seals lubed to stop them cracking and hardening too. That sounds like a good price, have heard of people charging up to 100 down here!

 

 

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