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Air Con Service

malcolm1sim Jul 26, 2006

  1. malcolm1sim

    malcolm1sim Member

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    Morning All,

    Time for an Air Con service I feel. Car is 4 years old.

    Anyone know of a good company in the Croydon
    (south London) are.

    Thanks.

    Malcolm
     
  2. bubstar

    bubstar Member

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    Try Turners in Imperial Way

    BUB
     
  3. malcolm1sim

    malcolm1sim Member

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    Thank you, will check them out.

    MDS
     
  4. Merlot

    Merlot Member

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    How frequent are you meant to do this? My three year old S4 is getting a bit smelly so probably time. What does an a/c service involve over and above a re-gas?
     
  5. malcolm1sim

    malcolm1sim Member

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    I have to say that I am not really sure.

    Presumably, all joints/seals etc are checked, even if only visually,
    the system cleaned, re-gassed and filter changed.

    My understanding is that there is no such thing as
    a perfect seal, as light (as in not heavy) gases can escape molecule
    by molecule. If that is true then over 4 years or so
    a fair bit can leak away.

    If there is an expert out then who can add/put me
    straight I would be grateful.

    Malcolm
     
  6. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    The system will leak gas over a perod and some get used.
    Manu recommend every 2 years and now recommend Anti bacterial agent run through the system after a year, well worth it.

    On a/c sevrice they should, that is should drain the gas, check for oil removed while doing so, evaquate the system 15 - 30 min, pulls out any moister and vacumn the system, regas put some leak dye in it and do a temp check. 10min
    they should look around for leaks or signs of dye too.
    I recommend replace pollen filter too as if your doing anti bac on evaporator best change filter other wise your just going to suck **** straight back in.
    Def worth doing I do mine every year, regass and antibac
     
  7. Merlot

    Merlot Member

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    Thanks - very helpful
     
  8. malcolm1sim

    malcolm1sim Member

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    Ditto

    Malcolm
     
  9. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Cheap way....
    Go to halfrauds, buy a can of R134a and a can of Comma Air Con antiBac, then follow instructions on both products, this will regass and clean your air con, and save you over 100 quid.
     

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