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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:41 am 
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I had a new compressor installed 3 years ago. Would you guys say that this a about right, and it could be time for another re-gas. My air-con is blowing less and less cold air?
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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:53 am 
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i had mine re gassed about 9 months ago...going to get it done again cause my mate can get it done for free...so why not :P its only like $80, and a lot cheaper than getting something replaced! we was told we needed a new compressor about 3 years ago, seems to be working fine now :P

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:50 am 
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If it needs a regass then its leaking somewhere & by law they must fix the leak b4 gassing the system
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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:11 am 
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Airon's dont 'use' gas... its a cycle thing... if you're losing it, its leaking. Realistically on a perfect system, you would never run out of gas. but unfortunately with the movement of the car, this can cause fittings to listen, hoses to crack, etc... they will need to find the leak THEN top it up

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:34 am 
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If it needs a regass then its leaking somewhere & by law they must fix the leak b4 gassing the system


Yep they have come down hard on this, you know have to be a licenced A/C workshop to purchase the gas and lots of rules to do with not just gassing up a leaking system, they will eventually catch up with the workshops that don't care and just top up.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:40 am 
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to expand on that... the company has to have a licence, and hold certain tools and prove they have those tools to get that licence, all mechanics who deal with car aircons in that company have to have an individual licence also.

And im the poor sucker who has to deal with these mechanics when i tell them they cant buy refrigerant cause they dont have a licence!

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:47 am 
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This was not the reply I was looking for. Oh well, had to catch up with me some time :evil:
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:12 am 
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i allways thought a regas was good for about 10 years, but then ive never owned 1 car for more than 5. :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:33 am 
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Nah I've had a better look at it now, it seems it's blowing a mixture of warm and cold air with the auto air-con set to face, but becomes really cold if I set it to face and feet. Sounds like one of the doors inside now doesn't it. Could be a harder fix than fixing leaks even.. :x
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:29 am 
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my eb has never had the aircon regassed in its 14 yeas

 

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