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Does anybody know of a reputable aircon recharge/regas secialist.
Mine's blowing cold (well actually - cold isn't ice cold, and hot isn't blast furnace hot) and could do with a top up.
How much should it cost?

Kwikfit were offering £29.99 until the end of Feb - Sadly I missed it!!! It's now £44.99 with them :(
Is there anyone else who is doing a similar price?
 

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If you aren't suffering problems with leaks or anything, could try the American kit marketed out there, comes complete with gauge attached. Topped mine up ok, and still loads left in the canister. Worth a try?:)
 

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Found it pretty easy, used it twice now, because I love trying things. Engine running, aircon on max, connect snap connector on low pressure schraeder valve, read gauge, press canister trigger until needle is indicating in correct colour zone, replace plastic cap over valve. Full instructions on can. Worth trying if you think the system is sound.Reckon the Yanks, Bless 'Em, know a bit about refrigeration! They have had it in their motors for donkeys years.:)
 

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Found it pretty easy, used it twice now, because I love trying things. Engine running, aircon on max, connect snap connector on low pressure schraeder valve, read gauge, press canister trigger until needle is indicating in correct colour zone, replace plastic cap over valve. Full instructions on can. Worth trying if you think the system is sound.Reckon the Yanks, Bless 'Em, know a bit about refrigeration! They have had it in their motors for donkeys years.:)
How do I find the low pressure schraeder valve on a GTV or citroen picasso?

I'm certainly willing to give it a bash.
 

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Doing a regas yourself in the EU or indeed even licensed handlers, from disposable containers will be illegall in a month or two due to the 'FGas' regulations.

Get a pro to do it - you add refrigerant by weight - not pressure.

YOu need to decant it safely (I.e not just let it out) pressure test it, put it under a vaccum, draw in the correct amount of oil, them weigh in the correct refrigerant charge.

Doing it by pressure will result in increased strain on the whole system and is inefficient.

Anything else is wholly irresponsible - these are still real flourinated green house gases - no one disagrees on this - unlike the CO2 question - which is dodgy,
 
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