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    Morning guys,

    Know a few of you are more than mechanically minded so wanted to pick your brains....

    I hady aircon recharged last weekend as weather looked like a may need it (typical false British dawn) and initially it was cold. Yesterday was first day since that I switched it on and it didn't exactly blow me away with the coldness....

    Now few things....
    1) they said the system was bone dry
    2) it was missing the pipe caps (now replaced)
    3) when I turn it up full it does go cold (just not nipper could cut glass cold)

    Anyone think of anything I.should check?? Hoping it may just be something small and stupid......its that or take it back to kwik-**** who charged it

  • #2
    I have the number of an Air Con guy in Hedge End bud, independent, cam visit or, you can go to his house. What he doesn't know isn't worth knowing, mine was a leak in the condensor so replaced it...

    With a try bud...

    Oh, and I would never go to Kwik ****

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    • #3
      Ummmmmmmmmmmmm as max Bygraves said "I wanna tell you a story "
      I was once under the delusional drug induced thinking that " Quack-fit " did a decent job!
      well 1 yesr I had mine charged by them !
      A year later I had it done again, and MR grumpy in there said " well you must have a leak "! Ant no st sherlock!
      Well all they do i pump like a pork star .
      I think I there book as long as there is a difference in the before and after then all rosehip in there garden .
      the most common things are the condenser and evaporator
      Condenser because it sits at the front of the rad pack and picks up stones
      The evaporator because it collects moisture which in a air con unit is no good
      It should be vacuumed out to get rid of moisture.
      anyway I'm waffling!




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      • #4
        Hahaha I only went there as got the regas for 40.....just wondering why the system is not ice cold...

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        • #5
          Ooohhhh hoovering out evaporater sounds like a quick, cheap, and easy thing.....where would I find it?? Hahahah I am.a pain I know

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          • #6
            If your system was completely day after 7 years, you have a leak. Normally it shuts down when it's below a certain amount, so there should be something remaining. Didn't they do a vacuum test?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ernst View Post
              If your system was completely day after 7 years, you have a leak. Normally it shuts down when it's below a certain amount, so there should be something remaining. Didn't they do a vacuum test?
              Am guessing not buddy, they told me was missing the caps and charged me 6 a piece for em, but didn't mention anything about vacuum test....however my last car was a captiva which had a smashed condenser due to it being placed in such a great place....only found that out cause when they went to gas that, they could not get any pressure in it

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              • #8
                In that case I would find myself a decent specialist who knowns what he's doing. Just filling the system is like gambling. You might be lucky, but when you go there because the system doesn't work, most certain there is a leak somewhere.

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                • #9
                  Me being a gas engineer if I suspect a leak i either rectify or shut the supply off
                  they have to be F-Gas registered in this country to work on air conditioning systems and they are bound by rules and regulations.
                  Because R134A depletes the ozone layer ,any leak that they identify has to be either delt with or they evacuate the system. And make safe.



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lizzard-t View Post
                    Me being a gas engineer if I suspect a leak i either rectify or shut the supply off
                    they have to be F-Gas registered in this country to work on air conditioning systems and they are bound by rules and regulations.
                    Because R134A depletes the ozone layer ,any leak that they identify has to be either delt with or they evacuate the system. And make safe.



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                    That being that case (which I don't dispute) should they make sure there was no leak when they filled it up?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bigred monkey View Post

                      That being that case (which I don't dispute) should they make sure there was no leak when they filled it up?
                      Yes, they should have. Every time I had to refill an airco system they started with emptying it. Measure how much they removed from the system. If that was zero, they already know something was wrong. Next step would be a vacuum test. If they would doubt the result of that test, they would do a pressure test.
                      All this was automated in one machine. They just connected the hoses, entered the amount of gas the system should contain and pressed start.
                      As Mr Lizzard-t says, the gas is bad for the environment and should not be leaked into the open air.

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                      • #12
                        Guess nextvstep is talk to kwikshit then

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                        • #13
                          Any garage worth their salt would do a vacuum test before refilling the system,,it wouldn't surprise me if it isn't law to do so,these climate aware days of ours
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the help today guys, much appreciated. Kwikshit has kindly agreed to look at car tomorrow and see if it has lost any gas since recharge and if so where from (free of charge). They told me teaching they use performs a vacuum test before it puts the gas in otherwise if it fails it won't do it.

                            Going in at midday so.lets see what they say.

                            Thanks as always for the help and knowledge

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                            • #15
                              So....in 2 weeks I have lost 3/4 of the gas yet machine can detect no leak......Next step is an air-con technician to diagnose why.....in mean time guess its time to call dealer/warranty company as only had car bout 6 weeks
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