air con regas by david2000

hi to all

has anyone used the following Rover 75 Tourer 2.0 CDTi 131hp Diesel Air Con DIY Gas Refill Regas Aircon Kit that is for sale on ebay

all the best david

Posted 05 Mar 2015, 20:06 #1 

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To be frank, I wouldn't trust a refill kit. An independent air con specialist would do the job properly, extracting and disposing of the old gas and oil, vacuuming the system then leak testing before refilling with precisely the correct amount of gas and oil, as well as checking the function of the system.

I'd also be concerned that the product you mention seems not to mention the oil required :(

The chap I use comes to my house and does the whole job for £35 and I only have it done every two years :)

Just a thought :)

Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 05 Mar 2015, 20:18 #2 

thanks for the info

Posted 05 Mar 2015, 20:38 #3 

Yep, get a professional to do it - as Paul says you will have it done correctly with the correct amont of oil - far cheaper than risking a compressor failure due to lack of oil.

However, do check the air con / steering pump pipe. When I had a previous 75 recharged it pulled a vacuum OK but then leaked. The two pipes were rubbing together and had worn a hole in the air con pipe. When a vacuum was pulled the steering pipe effectively blocked the hole but when pressurised allowed the gas to escape.

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Posted 06 Mar 2015, 00:50 #4