Different temperature air conditioning

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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Vespa » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:11 pm

It's quite amazing how all these parts are sourced all over the EU and many are substandard.
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Mike Rometer » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:05 pm

Wright24 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:46 am
Cheapest is 110 from Halfords, shocking how limited it is!
I've found some of the smaller garages are a better price for A/C re-charge. Halfords said my X-type system was full, took it elsewhere and they said empty. Certainly worked again after they did it (while I waited).
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Vespa » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 am

Mike Rometer wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Wright24 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:46 am
Cheapest is 110 from Halfords, shocking how limited it is!
I've found some of the smaller garages are a better price for A/C re-charge. Halfords said my X-type system was full, took it elsewhere and they said empty. Certainly worked again after they did it (while I waited).
The XE uses different refrigerent to the normal stuff in most cars and it is a lot more expensive
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:05 am

Vespa wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 am
Mike Rometer wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Wright24 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:46 am
Cheapest is 110 from Halfords, shocking how limited it is!
I've found some of the smaller garages are a better price for A/C re-charge. Halfords said my X-type system was full, took it elsewhere and they said empty. Certainly worked again after they did it (while I waited).
The XE uses different refrigerent to the normal stuff in most cars and it is a lot more expensive
I think you might find they all need the same one now., but that certainly was the case.
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by BRC » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 am

We have a local air con fellow to us and he has some very useful information on his web site which explains the ins and outs of the different refirgerants and their respective limitations. Might be a worthy read if you've got a few minutes to spare.
http://sibotservices.co.uk/latest-gasse ... fo-1234yf/
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Vespa » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm

BRC wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 am
We have a local air con fellow to us and he has some very useful information on his web site which explains the ins and outs of the different refirgerants and their respective limitations. Might be a worthy read if you've got a few minutes to spare.
http://sibotservices.co.uk/latest-gasse ... fo-1234yf/
Thanks for that and the XE was using this refrigerant from the very first models. The gassing is NOT widely available and only a very few do it all outlets eg Halfords have the equipment. Interesting to note the get out clause for makers models pre 2012
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by BRC » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:16 am

Yes Vespa Jag did use it even when it wasn't necessary but obviously a wise thing to have done given the production life of the car. Interestingly there are other refrigerants in the pipeline which are even more eco friendly and without the problems created by the current flavour of the month. Apparently German car manuacturers do not like the HFO-1234yf (R-1234yf) refrigerant and are anxious to abandon it. I guess given its (present) cost there will be a lot of car owners who will also grow to dislike it. So something that should have been simple is now getting very involved and with every prospect of a third option being added to the mix.
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Vespa » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 am

Old fashioned air con was the quarterlight window. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Mike Rometer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:36 am

Vespa wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 am
Old fashioned air con was the quarterlight window. :lol: :lol:
Yeah, they had their pros and cons as well, the cons were, that's how the cons got in! :lol:
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Re: Different temperature air conditioning

Post by Wright24 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:05 am

All sorted!! All o rings replaced around whole system. Holds it pressure now so full recharge complete!

I live in east Kent and only one garage does the new gas around here that isn’t over £100.


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