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Air Con Servicing

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm

This might be of interest to anyone in Gloucestershire/Bristol /South Wales sort of area. It's a small Ford dealership that I had a good experience with when I bought a Mondeo some years ago and I would certainly rather use someone like that than the likes of Halfords. The ad does say they will test for free and service all makes and models and a re-gas for £69.99. Seems like a good price to me.

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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by Mikeyjd » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:01 pm

I would double check. Whilst the text message says only £69.99. The top of the advert says "From" £69.99
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by BRC » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:29 am

I'd also suspect the price reflects the lower cost refrigerant and not the 1234yf used in XE's which is substantially more expensive.
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by BevC » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:31 am

If it’s for the new environmentally friendly gas used in the XE it’s a bargain. The best I have been quoted is £150.
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by PhilB » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am

Allowing for the acceptable loss of 3% refrigerant per year, the oldest XE at about 4 years should still have around 88% of the gas still in the system.
It will be interesting to see how low that can go before performance is affected and it needs a regas.
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by Domfow » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:57 am

PhilB wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
Allowing for the acceptable loss of 3% refrigerant per year, the oldest XE at about 4 years should still have around 88% of the gas still in the system.
It will be interesting to see how low that can go before performance is affected and it needs a regas.
No 64,000 miles in 3.5 years and mine needs a regas, spoke to my local Jaguar specialist at the cars service and high miler XE's are already needing regas, usage over age, I run my aircon all year. I have also been quoted £70 for the new gas, as only one garage in the area can provide the new gas service outside of the franchise dealer.
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by PhilB » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Domfow wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:57 am
No 64,000 miles in 3.5 years and mine needs a regas, spoke to my local Jaguar specialist at the cars service and high miler XE's are already needing regas, usage over age, I run my aircon all year. I have also been quoted £70 for the new gas, as only one garage in the area can provide the new gas service outside of the franchise dealer.
Manual says nothing about excessive loss due to usage.
Straightforward 3% per year.
Presumably they tested your system to see how much gas was left?
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by Vespa » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm

Mine is still very cold. It took 7 years for my Rover 45V6 to need a regas with the old stuff. No prices but this may help if you are looking...........
https://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/consumer/r1234yf-air-con-regas
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by Mikeyjd » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:08 am

My previous car, Rangerover, (120,000 miles) was bought secondhand, but I had it for 8 years and never needed to have the air con looked at. My spare/emergency car is a Renault Megan (110.000 miles), which I have owned for over 18 years. The air con always worked and would get very cold quickly if required in the summer. It only recently stopped working, but that a appears to be an electrical problem.

Why are there so many problems reported for the XE? Something isn't right.
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Re: Air Con Servicing

Post by Vespa » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:10 am

It's all to do with faulty foreign condensers that mysteriously attract stones at over 1000 miles an hour to piece them.
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