Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 19:11:59 +0000 (UTC) From: "Jez" <jem80nospam.net> Subject: Re: Cost (UK) of regassing Aircon
"P.Penketh" <egremontnospammont.plus.com> wrote in message news:41c6c6ff$0$75725$ed2619ecnospamnntp-reader03.plus.net... > 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. >> >> >> > > > Not at all, and if the jobs done well its money well spent.