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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you have to get the system properly bled then re-gassed afterwards dont you? Id read it was illegal to vent to atmosphere.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d guess plenty have been leaked to the atmosphere before. Possibly even my own as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
But you have to get the system properly bled then re-gassed afterwards dont you? Id read it was illegal to vent to atmosphere.


yes it is an offence to knowingly release refrigerant in to the atmosphere.

If its not already accidentally leaked out you should get an air con person to recover the gas . vac the system.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its an offence that can cost you .. well more likely someone like me a £20k fine and 5 years imprisonment .

To knowingly discharge a system to atmosphere or indeed regass a known leaking system both fall under this punishment .

If im told to regass a leaking system i have to say no .. if im told im sacked if i dont then im sacked .

I will also add .. if you try and vent this stuff out .. its very cold .. you will get frost bite or a Cold burn if you get too close to it .. not that anyone will .. as no one will do it Smile

Ill also be rather displeased with anyone that admits to doing so .
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only times I have had to change parts on an AC system they have leaked so much that they were empty.

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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d say mines not carrying much in it
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each to their own of course, but I keep my aircon running all the time- even when I have the roof down
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve ne er got round to doing anything about this yet but what are people’s opinions on underdrive pulleys?
If I’m taking the pump out I may as well get the pulley kit when I’m at it.
Only thing I’m not happy with is under driving the water pump. If I take the air con condensers out, that should help with any heat issues I’m guessing.
That and I find my steering is heavy enough.
I wonder if it’s possible I already have the pulleys?
Anyone know the sizes of standard pulleys vs under drive?
 
  
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