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Aircon regas - DIY - Where???

hooley Jun 8, 2007

  1. hooley

    hooley Member

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    All,

    Where are the points needed to re-gas the air-con.

    Got a pre-facelift 1.8TQS, so I've seen what looks like the most likely points being front left justy in front of the rad, and back left near the brake master cylinder.

    2 plastic caps - which one to use???????

    Jas
     
  2. Dave_Bayern

    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    Front left.

    Only one of the two pipes will actually fit the hose on the re-gas cannister.
     
  3. adigraham

    adigraham Member

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    Yeah front left, I did mine last week .. didn't notice any difference in it being any colder so i'm wondering whether to get someone to take a look as it takes ages to cool the inside of the car
     
  4. steve1975l

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    I don't find the AC on the 8L's that good. I got mine serviced and didn't notice any difference. I set mine to low and adjust the speed of the fan down so it is not a force 10 gail blowing and have the vents pointing at my face. Keeps me cool or cooler.
     
  5. adigraham

    adigraham Member

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    Agreed!
     
  6. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    depends how to cool down the air...

    If you put the aircon on low and max fan and windows down for 2-3 mins while driving, it won't take long, then recirculate the air within :)
     
  7. adigraham

    adigraham Member

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    Havn't tried that!
     
  8. steve1975l

    steve1975l Member

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    I think the 8L AC is total rubbish. The girlfriends Puma is cooler.
     
  9. twist

    twist Member

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    Dont find any problems with it what so ever

    Slap it on the temp required and within a min or two I am cooling down nicely. Dont really have it on very often anyway to be honest! Just put the Window down
     

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