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2007/06/14 20:34:24 (permalink)
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Refilling air conditioning?

I have a new car and need to get the air conditioning refilled? does anyone know where i can get htis done or how much it is likely to cost?
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    dementia
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 20:41:10 (permalink)
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    Recently had this done, cost me £70. Bet someones gonna say i was ripped off.







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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 20:51:10 (permalink)
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    I bought a kit for about $20, refilled the A/C in 2 cars with it and there's still some coolant left in it.
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 21:02:51 (permalink)
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    Told yer







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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 21:05:55 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dementia

    Told yer


    Yeah but you had a nice cup of coffee while I was getting squirted with A/C oil
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 21:11:43 (permalink)
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    lol. i would rather have someone to do it for me as i know nothin about it but dont want to get my pants pulled down over the price

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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 21:20:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: The_robmeister

    lol. i would rather have someone to do it for me as i know nothin about it but dont want to get my pants pulled down over the price


    Ah, then you should show up at the garage wearing no pants.

    This will help in 2 ways:

    1/ Nobody will pull your pants down.

    2/ They will probably do it for free as long as you never ever go back.
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 21:42:41 (permalink)
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    lmao, thanks for the helpful comments there

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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 22:36:22 (permalink)
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    Can you not get Legionnaire's Disease from dodgy air con units?

    All I need is a big gun and a coupe that's crazy quick...
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 22:38:31 (permalink)
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    not for proper a/c units, you can get legionaires from the evaporative coolers, the ones that require you to add water to them to give a coolin effect. A/c units have compressors and dispel mousture and do not need it to operate. Hope this helps
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 23:35:13 (permalink)
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    kwik fit normally run a summer special on air con re gas
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/14 23:58:31 (permalink)
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    I`ve recently got a new car with A/C.How long does A/C last and does it just stop working or are there other signs to look out for?

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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/15 03:05:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Tat2shep

    I`ve recently got a new car with A/C.How long does A/C last and does it just stop working or are there other signs to look out for?




    You're normally good for years and for some cars topping up the A/C is part of a major service.

    You can tell when it needs a recharge because it won't be blowing as cold as it used to - it's usually a gradual thing though.

    Running your A/C a couple of times a month in the winter, even if it's not needed, helps to keep the A/C oil lubricating all the seals in the system and prolongs the life of the components. Kind of a "use it or lose it" sort of thing - much like everything else about vehicles.

    And so concludes A/C 101
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    RE: Refilling air conditioning? 2007/06/15 06:09:58 (permalink)
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    You should get the system serviced every year, like what's been said above^^^^^^^ even in winter run the A/C for a couple of minutes once a week. When you take it in to be service you should ask them to change the seals on the A/C unit. I noticed the other day Kwik Fit have got an offer on at the moment where they'll get your system working colder than it was before or they'll do it for free.
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