Re: DIY Air Conditioning Recharge
Bought the Halfords kit - with refrigerant, leak sealer and oil. It was about the same price as I could get it on the 'net.
Attached the guage as it said and I had no pressure. That explained why it wasn't working as there's a pressure sensor that cuts off the compressor when the pressure gets too low.
Filled the system up from the can, although I could only just get it to 25PSI with the can, which is borderline for "OK", as it should be between 25 and 45PSI according to the guage on the can.
Anyway, that was enough and the compresor kicked in. Thought all was OK. Took it for a little run around the block, but by next day, presure was lost!
Well it was a gamble! Now I'm not sure if I didn't run it long enough to get the leak sealer to work, in which case maybe if I try another can just before I go on a longer run, it might work or whether I should give up and take it around to a local aircon specialist to check for a leak....