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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GlenB wrote:
It's almost certainly the DIY bodge recharge that's the problem. If you've now had it vac'd and charged properly is suspect your problem will be resolved.


It wasn’t a bodge re-charge. More of a quick test to check the pressure sensors & compressor cut in ok before I could get it to my garage. When it cut out after hitting a large bump, I’m confident that the poor compressor connection was the problem.

The 645 grams of temporary gas was removed, filtered & returned with some oil & topped up to the 900 or so grams after being vacced from 30 mins.

All good at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
It wasn’t a bodge re-charge. More of a quick test to check the pressure sensors & compressor cut in ok before I could get it to my garage. When it cut out after hitting a large bump, I’m confident that the poor compressor connection was the problem.

The 645 grams of temporary gas was removed, filtered & returned with some oil & topped up to the 900 or so grams after being vacced from 30 mins.

All good at the moment.


You said it was yourself Question Grin

C11BRA wrote:
I added some DIY gas to check for immediate leaks from the usual suspects, condensers, pipes & joints. The gas held & the AC blew cold. Great.....I’ll just keep an eye on it and in a week or so I’ll get it all vacced out & re-gassed properly.


If it wasn't weighed out properly, the leak found and fixed, and then pressure tested, vac'd and recharged then it was a bodge repair Hand

Glad it sounds like you've got it all sorted and working now Thumb

Sorry if I was a bit direct but being in the trade it boils my you know what that we can get fined and prison sentences etc, yet Joe public can buy a cheap kit and go spraying gas about all over the place into leaking systems. Most car garages are as bad too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell me about it .. arguing with the office that i cant gas an a/c system if i know it has a leak .. i'm the one that goes to prison .. Not them .. sigh .

No i can't just regas it with dye .. wait till it leaks out then look for the dye .. i have to nitrogen test it .. that takes time they say , customer won't pay for that .. and so on ..

I don't want to be a Prison " boy " !
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can’t win hey.

I added dye to mine, so if there is a leak, hopefully I’ll find it easier.

Unless I’m in jail Cop
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will have a leak then Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Tell me about it .. arguing with the office that i cant gas an a/c system if i know it has a leak .. i'm the one that goes to prison .. Not them .. sigh .

No i can't just regas it with dye .. wait till it leaks out then look for the dye .. i have to nitrogen test it .. that takes time they say , customer won't pay for that .. and so on ..

I don't want to be a Prison " boy " !


Fortunately we opt to not do vehicles and push them off to the likes of you guys / garages Floor

C11BRA wrote:
I added dye to mine, so if there is a leak, hopefully I’ll find it easier.

Unless I’m in jail Cop


Unless youre FGas registered, just plead ignorance

If I do ever get 5 minutes spare, on my list of things to do is to complain to the regulator about these diy kits.
 
  
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