Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 12:34:36 -0000
From: "P.Penketh" <egremontnospammont.plus.com>
Subject: Re: Cost (UK) of regassing Aircon


Oh - so its not TOO bad then ;) thanks for the replies "Jez" <jem80nospam.net> wrote in message news:cq4iqu$66j$1nospamta.btinternet.com... > > "chris" <chrisnospamasystems.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message > news:cq4f0b$h4j$1nospam7.svr.pol.co.uk... > > 75 inc vat at my local Q tyre place. > > > > > > "P.Penketh" <egremontnospammont.plus.com> wrote in message > > news:41c49464$0$99391$ed2619ecnospamnntp-reader03.plus.net... > >> I just became the proud owner of a "posh" Saab, instead of the > >> bog standard 9000 S i used to drive > >> The one problem is that apparently the aircon needs regassing > >> Anyone know what the approximate cost of doing so is, or is > >> it a case of "how long is a piece of string" in as much as you get > >> charged different prices at different places? > >> Also - will the heater still work, with the aircon needing regassing? > >> > >> TIA > >> > >> Purdy > >> > >> > > > > > > > > Be careful of just "regassing" as its fairly pointless if the gas has leaked > through a hole in the condensor or a leaky pipe. Also beware anyone who just > tops it up, aircon relies on the right amount of gas in it to work properly, > and anyone just topping up will not know how much gas is already in > there.Make sure you have the whole system properly vacuum tested, make sure > the valves are checked over, make sure the system is properly checked for > leaks. Also make sure all of the electronics are working correctly such has > shut off valves and pressure switches, Then have all the old "gas" evacuated > fully, then regassed fully using the correct wieght of R134, make sure you > get the compressor lubricated, and also make sure they test the pressure > head too and ensure the fans cut in and out at the right time. You should be > able to get all that done for around 100 inc VAT. > > >

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