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Hi Everyone

Has anyone done a re-gas on the aircon themselves, my LS (Mk 4) is now living out it`s retirement in sunny Majorca and although the A/C works OK I think a re-gas may be an advantage for this summer. Many Thanks.

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Hi Everyone

Has anyone done a re-gas on the aircon themselves, my LS (Mk 4) is now living out it`s retirement in sunny Majorca and although the A/C works OK I think a re-gas may be an advantage for this summer. Many Thanks.

I have done it many times (on all sorts of cars) myself.

I usually get a can of R134a from Autokool Ltd (they also sell on Ebay).

Please note: their cans require a piercing hose which they also supply. 1 hose lasts a lifetime :)

It works out a LOT cheaper than the cans from Halfrauds!

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Hi Everyone

Has anyone done a re-gas on the aircon themselves, my LS (Mk 4) is now living out it`s retirement in sunny Majorca and although the A/C works OK I think a re-gas may be an advantage for this summer. Many Thanks.

I have done it many times (on all sorts of cars) myself.

I usually get a can of R134a from Autokool Ltd (they also sell on Ebay).

Please note: their cans require a piercing hose which they also supply. 1 hose lasts a lifetime :)

It works out a LOT cheaper than the cans from Halfrauds!

Ruud - how do you make sure you only put "enough" gas in & not too much (which I assume is bad all round)? Do you vent the old gas first? Do you add compressor oil, or is their oil already added to the can of refrigerant?

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Ade,

I forgot to mention that I do use a gauge. Nothing fancy, just one that shows me when the system is low, good, or over-pressurised. The cans I buy have pag oil included. I only use it as a top up, so the old gas stays in the system.

If this method fails (happened once), I take it to the local Kwik Fit. They do a no cure, no pay deal for around £49

Note that before I buy any cans, I always check if there is still any refrigerant left in the system. When this is not the case it's usually a waste of money to buy any cans as the system most likely will have a leak.

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