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Title: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 13 July 2018, 17:44:16
I'm confused. :-\

As far as I can see the figures bear no similarity to those from Jaguar......although they seem more comprehensive.

Another thing.

Why are the 'before' and 'current' measurement different? No adjustment was made so surely they should be the same. ??? ??? ???

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Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: henryd on 13 July 2018, 17:47:54
There is nothing wrong with the Hunter machine,its the knuckle draggers who'd be doing the adjustments I'd be afraid of
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 13 July 2018, 17:59:14
I did mention that he was using data for the X260 where mine is an X250.

"Exactly the same mate" was his articulate reply. :)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Lizzie Zoom on 13 July 2018, 18:24:07
You are talking about Kwik Fittup here Opti ??? ??? :D ;)

Do you really expect anything better?
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 13 July 2018, 18:26:46
You are talking about Kwik Fittup here Opti ??? ??? :D ;)

Do you really expect anything better?

The fitter I spoke to 'walked upright' rather than dragging his knuckles along the ground, so I thought I may be OK. :) :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Lizzie Zoom on 13 July 2018, 18:28:54
You are talking about Kwik Fittup here Opti ??? ??? :D ;)

Do you really expect anything better?

The fitter I spoke to 'walked upright' rather than dragging his knuckles along the ground, so I thought I may be OK. :) :-* :-* :-*

Ah, that would be Homo Sapien Monkey, a species known to exist in certain garages, especially those of Kwik-Fittup! ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 13 July 2018, 21:10:54
Forgive me forum for I took my car to Kwikfit too on Monday (for a re-gas on my air con) ......  :-[
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 13 July 2018, 21:26:06
Forgive me forum for I took my car to Kwikfit too on Monday (for a re-gas on my air con) ......  :-[
What are they charging these days?

My stylish family hatchback needs topping up :D
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 13 July 2018, 21:31:04
OK.....so why different before and current measurements when nothing was done?

A 'boffin' amongst you must know. :)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 13 July 2018, 21:52:58
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Nick W on 14 July 2018, 00:14:04
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What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: henryd on 14 July 2018, 00:32:10
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?

Yes,R134 has just about doubled in price :-\
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: TheBoy on 14 July 2018, 09:47:40
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?

Yes,R134 has just about doubled in price :-\
Quadrupled, I'd heard
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: TheBoy on 14 July 2018, 09:49:51
OK.....so why different before and current measurements when nothing was done?

A 'boffin' amongst you must know. :)
Given the huge difference in front toe, probably worth checking for play before having it sorted.

WIM are the specialist on this sort of thing, might be worth a PM to wheels-inmotion on this site for comment.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 14 July 2018, 10:46:01
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?

Yes,R134 has just about doubled in price :-\

Is that cos it's hot & everyone is topping up their air con? Supply & demand ....
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Tilbo on 14 July 2018, 12:07:45
Would never give Kwik Fit a penny of my money
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: STEMO on 14 July 2018, 12:38:41
I use to use them for tyres, not much to go wrong, really. But with the TPMS on most cars now, I think I'd probably worry about them ballsing it up.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 14 July 2018, 13:02:09
I use to use them for tyres, not much to go wrong, really. But with the TPMS on most cars now, I think I'd probably worry about them ballsing it up.

No end of problems with TPMS going tits up on the Jaguar forum, and often expensive to repair. Also, faulty TPMS is an MOT failure I believe.  :-\

TPMS......the solution to a problem that doesn't exist. :(


Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Lizzie Zoom on 14 July 2018, 13:05:14
I use to use them for tyres, not much to go wrong, really. But with the TPMS on most cars now, I think I'd probably worry about them ballsing it up.

You would think that STEMO, but last year they tried to renew the wrong tyre on my daughter's car, and say that the tyre needed replacing, not the other, after an MOT inspector at a Renault main dealer failed the tyre they were prepared to pass fit and replace a perfectly good one.  I loved telling the manager in their reception in a loud voice exactly what was wrong with Kwik-Fit, and no one argued with me, with some potential customers leaving! ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 14 July 2018, 13:09:19
I use to use them for tyres, not much to go wrong, really. But with the TPMS on most cars now, I think I'd probably worry about them ballsing it up.

You would think that STEMO, but last year they tried to renew the wrong tyre on my daughter's car, and say that the tyre needed replacing, not the other, after an MOT inspector at a Renault main dealer failed the tyre they were prepared to pass fit and replace a perfectly good one. I loved telling the manager in their reception in a loud voice exactly what was wrong with Kwik-Fit, and no one argued with me, with some potential customers leaving! ;D ;D ;)

Dominatrix.......black leather whips and all. More than enough to  discipline naughty boys, I imagine. ::) ::) :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: henryd on 14 July 2018, 13:21:09
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?

Yes,R134 has just about doubled in price :-\

Is that cos it's hot & everyone is topping up their air con? Supply & demand ....

Not sure why but it was before this hot spell
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: STEMO on 14 July 2018, 13:31:56
I use to use them for tyres, not much to go wrong, really. But with the TPMS on most cars now, I think I'd probably worry about them ballsing it up.

No end of problems with TPMS going tits up on the Jaguar forum, and often expensive to repair. Also, faulty TPMS is an MOT failure I believe.  :-\

TPMS......the solution to a problem that doesn't exist. :(
It's another EU fuel saving system. If you're tyres are at exactly the right pressure, you will save one thimbleful of fuel per 1000 miles. And emit sufficiently less CO2 to save the life of an ant.  ;)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 14 July 2018, 17:19:59
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?

Yes,R134 has just about doubled in price :-\

Is that cos it's hot & everyone is topping up their air con? Supply & demand ....
I was told that it had more than doubled in April.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Migv6 on 14 July 2018, 19:43:09
My local garage told me it had quadrupled, so gave me details of a guy, who happens to live around the corner from me, who is still using gas he bought last year, so was a lot cheaper than them.
It still cost me 60, but considering I was going to Silverstone in 30 degree heat the next day, it was money well spent.
Swmbo moans its too cold in the car now though.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Bigron on 14 July 2018, 19:55:35
Your wife has the same hobby as mine, Albs - moaning!
A lifetime skill, I believe.....  :(

Ron.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 14 July 2018, 20:07:21
.....
Swmbo moans .....

So does mine .....  ::)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: amba on 14 July 2018, 20:10:19
Its a female trait  ;D
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Bigron on 14 July 2018, 20:27:07
I was at a camera fair a few years back, and in a conversation with one of the regular stallholders, she chanced to mention that she NEVER nagged!
Collapse of all men within earshot.
I checked with her husband and he confirmed - "never has, not ever".
So, it IS possible; trouble is, he wouldn't let me marry her!  :( :( :(

Ron.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 14 July 2018, 20:59:12
I was at a camera fair a few years back, and in a conversation with one of the regular stallholders, she chanced to mention that she NEVER nagged!
Collapse of all men within earshot.
I checked with her husband and he confirmed - "never has, not ever".
So, it IS possible; trouble is, he wouldn't let me marry her!  :( :( :(

Ron.

She was either still in ear shot or he was just a serial liar ......  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Bigron on 14 July 2018, 21:37:03
You cynic, Andy!
Actually, I do believe it because she has such a sweet nature and all the blokes around there love her.....

Ron.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 14 July 2018, 21:48:51
You cynic, Andy!
Actually, I do believe it because she has such a sweet nature and all the blokes around there love her.....

Ron.

There's always an exception to a rule .....  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: dave the builder on 15 July 2018, 09:17:17
IF they moan (other than in the bedroom in a good way) ,
remove their oxygen privileges the day before you pour new footings ,and move on  :y
A trick "Fred the Builder" taught me 
I'm on my third , you can get replacements on-line nowadays  :y
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Bigron on 15 July 2018, 10:47:40
IF they moan (other than in the bedroom in a good way) ,
remove their oxygen privileges the day before you pour new footings ,and move on  :y
A trick "Fred the Builder" taught me 
I'm on my third , you can get replacements on-line nowadays  :y

On Ebay, Dave? Can you "try before you buy"? Or send them back under warranty if unfit for purpose?  8) 8) 8)

Ron.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: dave the builder on 15 July 2018, 11:22:03

I'm on my third , you can get replacements on-line nowadays  :y

On Ebay, Dave? Can you "try before you buy"? Or send them back under warranty if unfit for purpose?  8) 8) 8)

Ron.
Be careful Ron , if you buy off ebay ,chances are ,it would be a  used one ,and may have faults
If you pay by paypal ,but collect in person ,you will not be entitled to a refund (new rules)
so, have it delivered ,then your fully covered with paypal payment protection  :y
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Bigron on 15 July 2018, 11:26:07
Can you get one with a silencer fitted? Or even soft suspension for a comfortable ride?  ;D

Ron.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: dave the builder on 15 July 2018, 11:45:43
Can you get one with a silencer fitted? Or even soft suspension for a comfortable ride?  ;D

Ron.
just retro-fit a silencer
silencer clicky pick colour (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Duck-Gaffer-Tape-Duct-Sellotape-Strong-Adhesive-Crafts-Diy-Repair-Gaffa-Long-Ca/350959489723?var=620212135085&hash=item51b6d0d2bb:m:mWpGNylrC0ifeWjPCGpX2mw)
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Bigron on 15 July 2018, 11:58:07
Yep, that would do ir. Also, I favour the approach taken by a pub near Wareham; it's called "The Silent Woman" and the inn sign depicts a headless woman - that will stop her moaning!  :y :y :y

Ron.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: dave the builder on 15 July 2018, 12:54:44
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 15 July 2018, 20:16:27
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

why would you .....  ???
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: dave the builder on 15 July 2018, 21:20:20
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

why would you .....  ???
aint gonna suck itself , pots need washing ,someone needs to press the start button on the white clothes washer box thing  :y
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Nick W on 15 July 2018, 21:48:07
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

why would you .....  ???
aint gonna suck itself , pots need washing ,someone needs to press the start button on the white clothes washer box thing  :y


Those are her investment for when she decides that your house is now too nice for you to live in.......
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: dave the builder on 16 July 2018, 01:25:44
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

why would you .....  ???
aint gonna suck itself , pots need washing ,someone needs to press the start button on the white clothes washer box thing  :y


Those are her investment for when she decides that your house is now too nice for you to live in.......
Mrs Builder has said I "spend too much time making other people's houses nice to live in", I just put that down to her not understanding the complexities of my job (being a builder = making other people's houses nice)  :-\

mmmmmm  :-\  mmmmmmm  :o

concrete ordered  :y
 
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: TheBoy on 16 July 2018, 17:09:44
......
What are they charging these days?

 .....

Too much .... 60  ??? but it gets the interior cooler a lot faster  :)


you do know that's much less than the cost of the refrigerant has increased?

Yes,R134 has just about doubled in price :-\

Is that cos it's hot & everyone is topping up their air con? Supply & demand ....

Not sure why but it was before this hot spell
I heard that some factories were offline for maintenance, and another one(s) suffered a problem causing a long shutdown, so only 1 or 2 factories left producing in Europe currently.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: Andy B on 16 July 2018, 18:44:17
....
I heard that some factories were offline for maintenance, and another one(s) suffered a problem causing a long shutdown, so only 1 or 2 factories left producing in Europe currently.

wasn't that cause of the shortage of CO2  :-\
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: TheBoy on 16 July 2018, 20:48:03
....
I heard that some factories were offline for maintenance, and another one(s) suffered a problem causing a long shutdown, so only 1 or 2 factories left producing in Europe currently.

wasn't that cause of the shortage of CO2  :-\
Yup, similar scenario, only the CO2 was more recent.
Title: Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
Post by: STEMO on 16 July 2018, 22:05:44
http://www.independentgarageassociation.co.uk/news/f-gas-r134a-statements-from-gas-and-equipment-supplier-trade-bodies