Originally Posted by Shad
Ahh that might help then. Can main dealers do it?
Some may,but most will get a mobile a/c engineer in and charge you twice what he's just charged them.
A decent service will include recovery of refrigerant,changing any filter/driers in the system,a good deep vacuum to burn off any residual moisture in the system and then recharging with fresh refrigerant.
The cost of the specialized recovery unit and vac pump,not to mention refrigerant at £85 a bottle means that it's best left to those with the right gear.
Unfortunately this wont get rid of your smell directly,as this is a result of stale condensate collecting in the evaporator drain pan and becoming subject to bacterial infection.Poor drainage may be a problem.........
Best bet is to find a vehicle a/c company in Yellow pages,general refrigeration and a/c firms will not be interested as this type of work is seen as a pain in the arse!.......some engineers may sort you out for cash if asked though,there are plenty of vans out there......worth trying,I used to do top ups and the like for £30 a go but I'm not out on the road these days.