Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
992 : 2019- 1
991 : 2011-2019 0
997 : 2004-2012 1
996 : 1997-2005 31
993 : 1993-1998 5
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 3
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 0
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 22
Cayman : 2005- 14
Cayenne : 2003- 2
Macan : 2014- 2
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [992] 2018-Current
Porsche 911 [992]
911 [991] 2011-2019
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-2012
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Ghianightmare
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 25 Apr 2017
Posts: 346
Location: Dublin


PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex,

Halfords do the same thing for £60.

That is correct in the same way that I can buy a SSK off eBay for a similar price. Or I can buy one from you. They are the same but different! Wink

So I chose to pay more for my air con service which is not done in the car park of a retail park and when my funds recover, I will buy your version of the SSK! Very Happy

Thumb
_________________
2002 Seal Grey C4S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Alex
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 16543
Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a massive difference between the SSK I sell and the Chinese ones as well you know it.

Point I was getting at is these nationwide outfits machines do the full clean out vac down then refill process that you had done. Just like they have Hunter Hawkeye tracking machines like CG and the likes use.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible


 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ghianightmare
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 25 Apr 2017
Posts: 346
Location: Dublin


PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
There's a massive difference between the SSK I sell and the Chinese ones as well you know it.

Point I was getting at is these nationwide outfits machines do the full clean out vac down then refill process that you had done. Just like they have Hunter Hawkeye tracking machines like CG and the likes use.


That’s my point Alex - I think there is a massive difference between the 20 min process Halfords do, and the 90min process that the machine did on mine.
_________________
2002 Seal Grey C4S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Alex
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 16543
Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I had mine done the 1st time at Kwik Fit it was just short of 2 hours. The time element is the Vac down process as it's taken down to the equivalent of being in space. Putting the gas and lubricant in takes a matter of seconds. The machines these days are programmed to do the full cycle and there isn't really any operator element apart from setting the amount of gas and lube required then pressing go.

The last time I had it done my mechanic did it as he bought himself one of those machines. That was also well over an hour, although when I came to pay him, he just smiled and said don't worry about it. Smile
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible


 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ghianightmare
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 25 Apr 2017
Posts: 346
Location: Dublin


PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex,

We are in agreement here - bring your car to the man with the proper machine to do it properly. The cost is a seperate point. And apologies if you thought I was belittling your SSK. Far from it.

In Dublin, based on personal experience, not many men have said machines and I could only find one and was happy to pay him what he charged. I appreciate it is cheaper in the UK - but so is everything to do with cars. And there is far more choice of supplier. 24 hours and 60 miles on and it is all quiet in the cockpit.

I rang Halfords prior to posting this and asked them could they service my air condition. The nice man said yes. I asked how they do it. He said he had a bottle and a hose. I asked could he check for leaks, he said if the gauge goes into the red it means I have a leak and I have to take it to a garage to get it fixed...

I spoke to an independent German car garage on Tuesday last. I asked him if he could service air conditioning. He said yes. He said the cost would be approx €150. I asked him about the process. He waffled on. He never mentioned a dedicated machine. I walked away.

Fast fit (only equivalent near me) stopped doing A/C servicing.

Hence my decision.

Regards
_________________
2002 Seal Grey C4S
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Alex
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 16543
Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thumbsup

Hey, nothing wrong with paying under 200 dabs for your aircon sorting properly. My point was most country wide outfits now use similar kit that does the full job. That topping up with a can and a hose is a no brainer when you look at the cost of a proper job.

No offence taken in anyway with regards to the SSK. We're all in it together and its great to discuss the various options open to us all. Thumb
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible


 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum