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Re: Air Con - No Cold Air

That seems very odd. Unless there's a leak, it shouldn't loose it's gas in a month - not even in a year. They take varying amounts of time to loose enough gas to stop working. On my wife's 156 it was 7 years and I don't think I've ever heard of one loosing its gas (with no leak) in less than 5!

If they put dye in it, take the car back to them and ask them to go over it again with the UV light. They might be able to see where the gas (and dye) have come out this time.
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When I bought my 156 2.0 a few months back I was told it simply needed refilling.
I took it to a local specialist and they found a pipe that had snapped and it had been just pushed in looking like it worked.
They replaced the pipe at a reasonable price and now my system is sealed and ready to go now.

Only problem is now there is no power getting to the system.
They bypassed and put a supply direct on to test system and it works fine.
They want me to go and see an electrical specialist now, my only problem is the money they charge around here is ridiculous.
Even if they check it and find out its just a fuse or a relay broken (something I could fix myself), they would still charge me a minimum of 2 hours labor at £45 an hour.

So any good ideas regarding little things I could check myself ( I have a reasonable knowledge of electrics) would be very helpful.



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