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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by AndyMac, Jul 3, 2009.

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    So my aircon has been working OK but in the recent heat it has struggled so I thought I'd treat the old girl and book it in for a regas. VAG specialist tried to do it today but there's apparently a problem, some sort of blockage that now means I have no aircon at all. Black car, black leather, 30 degrees and I'm up in London all weekend - wonderful. Should have just left well alone......
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    She need a flush mate, it will be the orofice tube under the battery, i am suffering with it currently. Sometimes it works other times it doesnt as mine has picked up some metalic fragments from an earlier pump failiure and mixed it with the oil to form a nice looking paste. You could get the system drained down and unblock the pipe your self,but obviously that dosent stop any stray stuff forming in there again
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    Thanks Mark, I'm taking to an A/C specialist on Tuesday that I've used before so I'll see what he finds out. Should really have taken it to him in the first place - Doh!
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    did the VAG guys charge you for the regas?
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    Ummmmm yes, £30, but at that point I didn't realise they'd left me worse off than I started. I just presumed I'd be back to semi OK aircon, not completely unusable hotair. The air coming out of it is actually hotter than the outside air coming in through the (now permanently open) windows, presumably because it's coming in past all the hot mechanics.
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    All back and working beautifully. Took it in to the a/c specialist (which is what I should have done originally), he tested everything and told me the reason it was over pressure was that the electric fan that cools the a/c radiator wasn't working. Quoted me £290 fitted including £135 for just the fan!!!! Quick call to GSF and they had one in stock for £53. Fitted it myself no problem, took it back to the A/C guy and the pressure is back to normal and I now have super cool air. So what have we learned? I'm an idiot taking an a/c problem to a VAG specialist, lost £30 in the process but saved £235 by doing it myself. So not quite sure if I'm up on the deal or not, probably not. Live & learn etc.
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    amazing saving andy
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