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Audi A3 2002 TDI aircon recharge?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by adigraham, May 23, 2007.

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    Hi all,

    Quick question

    I can recharge my A3 I have read?

    1. Can I get a cheaper bottle from the USA using ground shipping (due to gases allowed in planes)
    2. Where do i plug the bottle into?

    Thanks
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    Its not really as easy as that, the old gas has to be sucked out, then the new gas forced in - it wont cost much for a garage to do it for u, u'd be better off just paying
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    It IS as easy as that.

    Unless you have seriously bad aircon theres no need to go changing the gases, in 99% of cases the refill bottles will do.

    And personally, for £29 from your local motor factors, why import from the USA?
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    its all on offer at halfrauds this weekend, cleaner, recharge cylinders etc for £30 I think, or £40 fited by your local halfrauds trained tech/burger flipper.
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    I'm recharging mine myself. I don't trust anyone.
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    How do you do it? Mine seems very weak on the S3
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    Buy a can, plug into the pipe at front of engine bay, press button on can.

    Wait 20 seconds for it to recharge.

    Done
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    Which pipe is it? Is it obvious i.e. labled in some way?
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    It shows you on the can, if theres a pic of an engine bay somewhere its easy to point out.

    Basically front left, near the Aircon pump and unit.
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    If you buy a can or aircon gas at Halfrauds, make sure you pick up a can of Comma aircon cleaner, as it's free, total cost is around £40. I did mine over the weekend and it's definitely cooler than before, the can was good for both my Passat and S3, so £20 each, I'm happy :)
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    Yeah, my £30 can did three cars....
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    Wickied thanks all :)
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