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Mallee 11-26-2012 10:00 PM

Aircon re-gas/service
 
My aircon is blowing hot air on the drivers side.

I suspect this means I need to re-gas, and probably replace one of the hoses to kill an (as yet) undiagnosed leak, I've tried to call Worx but I'm not getting an answer, any one recommend a good Air con place?

I've had enough of Melbourne BMW on kings way.

fgin 11-26-2012 10:27 PM

Is it cooling as it should on the passenger vent ?

Mallee 11-26-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by fgin (Post 14929471)
Is it cooling as it should on the passenger vent ?

Not as much as it should, but yes it is cooler on the passenger side vent.

fgin 11-26-2012 11:28 PM

if it needs re-gassing then that should mean there is a leak as its a closed system. So you might need to get them to find the leak and fix it.

gueste46 11-26-2012 11:34 PM

You may need to regas (gas can include a dye visible under ultra violet light) in order for them to find the leak. They will gas and then check it again in a couple of weeks to try and see where the leak is. They can then repair the problem and may need to regas again.

Ballistic325 11-27-2012 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by fgin (Post 14929601)
if it needs re-gassing then that should mean there is a leak as its a closed system. So you might need to get them to find the leak and fix it.

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Originally Posted by Constantine (Post 14929617)
You may need to regas (gas can include a dye visible under ultra violet light) in order for them to find the leak. They will gas and then check it again in a couple of weeks to try and see where the leak is. They can then repair the problem and may need to regas again.

Exactamundo.

Heaps of threads in the General section about this issue - sometimes it is a simple re-gas and fix the leak, other times it can be more than that (bad valves and other hardware).

As fgin said, it's a closed system and therefore definitely a leak somewhere.

Good luck!

Mallee 11-29-2012 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Ballistic325 (Post 14930036)
As fgin said, it's a closed system and therefore definitely a leak somewhere.

Good luck!

Apparently a 40-50ml gas loss per year is considered acceptable/normal, or so I've been told by the air con people I've called.

I'm not going to fix a problem that is "normal" operation, that said I'm also not going to leave a problem unattended.


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