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General Car Chat / Re: Aircon - going to take a risk today
« on: 18 March 2020, 21:14:49 »
A vac check is not sufficient as a test .. it works in totatally the "wrong" direction so can only detect major problems .. it cannot detect a small leak at a joint as it sucks the joint tight ... whereas normal pressure forces it apart ....... applying suction (Vac) to a system that runs at around 14bar is useless... which is why a PRESSURE check with dry nitrogen is the only thing that works..... not rocket science but appears to be beyond the numpties who try to sell it.. and often succeed .. :(

They did the nitrogen test first

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General Car Chat / Re: Aircon - going to take a risk today
« on: 18 March 2020, 14:22:19 »
Car is ready - they say that following the re-gas they have Vac tested it and nothing showing. Fingers crossed.

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General Car Chat / Re: Aircon - going to take a risk today
« on: 18 March 2020, 12:59:14 »
Went to a local garage last year and they did not do the right thing - when I got a mobile chap round he said there is no way they could not have noticed such a massive leak - that was on the Phaeton. Thing is this is supposed to be a diagnostic check and not a re-gas so I am hoping it is the least cost option to tell me where the leak is

Will be interesting to see what they do, it should be a visual check followed by a dry Nitrogen charge and some indicator dye...................trouble is I don't see Halfords doing that :-\

I can't see Halfords having either of the above in the first place ::)

When I dropped it off they said they would be doing a nitrogen test to avoid unnecessarily discharging aircon gas into atmosphere. They have just phoned to say that they cannot find any leak and given that I had it gassed less than 2 years ago there is no evidence of any dye having been used n the system at all. So they will re-gas and see how it goes - could be a very slow leak but dye will show this up.

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General Car Chat / Re: Aircon - going to take a risk today
« on: 18 March 2020, 10:55:38 »
Went to a local garage last year and they did not do the right thing - when I got a mobile chap round he said there is no way they could not have noticed such a massive leak - that was on the Phaeton. Thing is this is supposed to be a diagnostic check and not a re-gas so I am hoping it is the least cost option to tell me where the leak is

Will be interesting to see what they do, it should be a visual check followed by a dry Nitrogen charge and some indicator dye...................trouble is I don't see Halfords doing that  :-\

That is what they are supposed to do - they did a simple free of charge test with a gauge at a store yesterday to confirm there was no gas at all. Today I am at the Autocentre for the proper jobbie hopefully. VX want 80 just to look at it.

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General Car Chat / Re: Aircon - going to take a risk today
« on: 18 March 2020, 09:59:54 »
You would be better going to the local garage, they will evap the system, then pressure test, with a dalek, it's a better option than Halfords youff no1, plugging a can and gauge onto the thing.

Went to a local garage last year and they did not do the right thing - when I got a mobile chap round he said there is no way they could not have noticed such a massive leak - that was on the Phaeton. Thing is this is supposed to be a diagnostic check and not a re-gas so I am hoping it is the least cost option to tell me where the leak is

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General Car Chat / Aircon - going to take a risk today
« on: 18 March 2020, 08:35:23 »
a) going out amongst human kind and others
b) having Halfords do an aircon diagnostic for 30

which is the bigger risk?

There is zero gas in there so must be a leak or compressor issue but compressor would not engage anyhow if no gas I think

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General Car Chat / Re: Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 28 February 2020, 23:36:42 »
I filled up today without issue you will all be pleased to know and my shoe has recovered from intemsive care.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Corona virus Europe
« on: 28 February 2020, 09:26:03 »
Just watching drop in FTSE 100 share index - 7727 down to 6500 in days

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General Car Chat / Re: Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 25 February 2020, 19:23:49 »
I have absolutely no sympathy.

Serves you right for driving a planet/child killing derv car. :)

I hate people.....

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General Car Chat / Re: Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 25 February 2020, 16:39:28 »
I have undertaken all damage limitation/mitigation/whatever - see what Shell have to say?

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General Car Chat / Re: Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 25 February 2020, 15:41:04 »
Oh dear! And you get to smell diesel on your hands for ages after.
It's not something that's ever happened to me & I normally latch the trigger on when filling my Merc ..... look! No hands  ::)
I wear the rather fetching plastic gloves available at most forecourts.

No I tend not to bother - I may have to claim for a shoe??


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General Car Chat / Shell diesel pump did not cut off
« on: 25 February 2020, 14:45:37 »
Just filled up - diesel pump did not cut off so spilled over car onto forecourt and over one shoe. Never happened to me before - reported it but got the impression they were not going to race out with sand. Bloody annoying - newish pumps as well.

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV questions
« on: 16 February 2020, 09:24:05 »

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General Discussion Area / Re: TV questions
« on: 16 February 2020, 09:20:16 »
Don't know of Freeplay but what you seem to be getting at is access to streaming services including main TV channels without an aerial or wires. Assuming you have decent wifi in the house then there are a number of options. I have used in the past a Humax Espresso which includes TV Player meaning you can watch live TV with a slight delay without an aerial. Also used for streaming Netflix etc. There maybe a subscription to TV Player after an introductory period,

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The same thing happened to my sister in law last week - underhand practice at best

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