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AC Regas in Ayrshire

Evening all,

My AC is in need of a regas (engine was out last week getting the clutch done) so I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place in Ayrshire to get it regassed?

Or would it be worth just popping to Halfords and buying the DIY kit?

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Kwik Fit are OK at it - its an automated process with the machine.
Dont do it yourself.

Who let the old gas out (and broke the law)?
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Mine's is needing a re-charge too, but the garage, Kwik-fit, Halfraud's prices are wayyyyyy to expensive
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Chick up at CM has the equipment to do it. Was going to get mine done, but thus far the summer hasn't needed any cooling . . . . . . .
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MIne was recently done at Western, though under warranty as the charging point was leaking.

It still worked (sort of) but was getting really noisy.

Kwik fit is pretty much the cheapest, plus if they find a leak, or a regas doesnt fix it, they vac it back out and dont charge you.

It shoudl be fool proof... not idiot proof though - so watch who does it!
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Opted just to get it done at Kwik Fit, cheapest in the area and since they don't charge if they can't fill it, and it comes with a guarantee it was worth a punt. Seems to be working well, definitely cooling better... Just in time for the rain
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Opted just to get it done at Kwik Fit, cheapest in the area and since they don't charge if they can't fill it, and it comes with a guarantee it was worth a punt. Seems to be working well, definitely cooling better... Just in time for the rain
Defo the way to go but i from personal experience will never darken the door of the Kilmarnock one again.
try ayr. for your gas.
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Yeah it was a Ayr that I went to - was on the way home from work, looked empty so I popped in.

Noticed a bit of a hiss from top of the dash when the compressor is on, only noticed it this morning, if anything it sounds like an extra supply of air at a different speed or possibly something adding some turbulence to the air and generating some noise (piece of paper maybe slipped into an extra duct I don't know the routing of the AC system), only on when the engine is on and the compressor... any thoughts? Since the system was vac tested I doubt it's a leak..
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Hi , x,s hissing inside car from the air con is coming from the expansion valve , normaly due to low pressure , did you get a print out of the pressure readings .
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Just checked the paperwork and no read out of pressures or anything just the receipt... I'll pop back in tomorrow/tuesday and try and get a copy of it and get them to regas it at the correct pressure.
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