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#1 IcarusBop


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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:58 PM

I'm a new proud owner of a picasso - what a great car!

Anyhow - my aircon is nearly out of gas (it gets a bit cool...) Citroen want

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 02:48 PM

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I'm a new proud owner of a picasso - what a great car!

Anyhow - my aircon is nearly out of gas (it gets a bit cool...) Citroen want
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 07:30 PM

Click on my assistant at the top and put in re-gas air con. You will find loads of posts relating to this.
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:01 PM

Get the garage to do it. Warranty included and peace of mind.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 09:05 AM

Have a look in yellow pages (or yell.com) for auto air con speciallists. You should find a couple in your area - some even come to you. They should be cheaper than the stealerships.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:02 AM

If yuo have no idea what you are getting into then back off and get a 'pro' to do it for you.

the tin can must be connected into the compressor inlet side low pressure or you will be in danger of releasing the high pressure side into the can.

The two valve allow the pro to connect his twin pressure gauge set up to your car and balance the inlet and outlet pressures to correct levels.

this was common practise out in Saudi Arabia. Those cars had a viewing window which allowed you to see the bubble sin the liquid. Engine was running and can connected and valve opened until bubbles stopped.

Edited by stimulator, 26 August 2006 - 11:04 AM.

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