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My Air cons shot, anyone with GTV AC Experience please.

As title, my GTVs AC has packed up. It was re-gassed 2 weeks ago, and has now emptied. There is a leak. The AC rad is clean, I'm expecting AC oil or traces of UV dye. The compressor is also clean as are all the visible rubber and metal AC pipes.

Anyone had experience of taking the evaporator out of the heater system? Gotta be in there by process of elimination!

Will be taking it to a garage soon for final verdict but around here the garages I've talked to so far use a fully automated machine to test the system for leaks. The system passes these checks! Must be a tiny leak!

Again, anyone with experience of this type of fault or general AC problems and how they were fixed. My GTV really needs its AC working as even with the fans on full it seems to put out slightly warmed air!!!!


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Re: My Air cons shot, anyone with GTV AC Experience please.

I read in this months car mechanics magazine about one of their cars suffering and Aircon leak. The system was checked and no leaks showed up but after a few days the system was empty again.

The leak actually turned out to be from the filling valve itself. Obviously with the equipment connected the valve was open so wouldn't leak...

That is certainly worth checking first, there may be dirt or corrosion in the valve.

It is the smaller of the 2 valves on the aluminium pipes. If the GTV is similar to my coupe they will be near the compressor.

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