turned on my aircon today and

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by aussie bongo, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. aussie bongo

    aussie bongo Guest

    it went PTSSSSSSSSSSSS with a mist coming out from under the side of the car
    aussie bongo, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. aussie bongo

    mikeFNB Guest

    rule one of owning aircon.
    run it atleast once a week even in winter!

    get it done quick and the moisture wont screw your receiver/dryer.

    more than about 2-3 days and it will start to screw it.

    mikeFNB, Jun 9, 2006
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  3. aussie bongo

    aussie bongo Guest

    thanks mate.
    im hoping to get it onto the ramps tmoz
    aussie bongo, Jun 10, 2006
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    mikeFNB Guest

    well if you can find the joint that did it.
    crack it open and quickly replace the sealing washer
    it should regas aok.
    if its something else like a connection to one of the parts
    it might be more diff

    mikeFNB, Jun 10, 2006
  5. aussie bongo

    aussie bongo Guest

    thanks mike.
    i have never done a aircon, so i thought i will see if i can repare the
    leak, then get a refill from halfords.
    aussie bongo, Jun 10, 2006
  6. aussie bongo

    mikeFNB Guest

    its not 'that' simple sadly
    it might be worth your while to investigate the cause of the leak
    it might just be a simple joint washer gone.
    but there are mobile guys/garages that will do this for as little as £35-40

    i've not read anything that says what you can get in halfords does a
    complete regas, just does a top up.

    i'd think hard before i wasted the money on a diy, it might be just as cheap
    in the long run to use a specialist.

    mikeFNB, Jun 10, 2006
  7. aussie bongo

    aussie bongo Guest

    ok mike thanks again :)

    i didnt know that they only sold topups. will look for a specialists monday
    aussie bongo, Jun 10, 2006
  8. It's definitely not a diy job without the right, fairly expensive, kit
    - there are very high pressures running around your AC system.
    John Tallyman, Jun 11, 2006
  9. aussie bongo

    Mike Guest

    Beware of high pressures. especially (in cars) diesel injection systems and
    french hydraulic suspension.



    BTW be warned that the above link contains some pretty graphic pics.
    Mike, Jun 11, 2006
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