Air con leak

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Found 23rd Jun
Booked my Golf in for a re-gas this weak only to be told that on the pressure test it lost 30 PSI. I assume that’s quite a lot? The guy at ATS told me it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack trying to find the leak and it’s charged at £60 an hour. Then there’s the repairs on top. Anyone know a company that can find, fix and refill for a reasonable price? Or is there a way for me to locate it myself and sourcing the part(s) myself? Cheers.
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Go to a different garage. They should be able to introduce a dye into the system and then use a special torch to locate the area of damage. It’s usually the condenser. If you can locate that check to see if the bottom of it has corroded
I thought the main issue was dried seals on air con units ?
They are trying to rip you off. Hi Tina different garage. They will put a fluorescent liquid and after few days you go back and they check where the leak is
An air con specialist will have a gas sniffer that detects leaking gas, or as said can put dye in. A big fast pressure loss is probably a stone through the condenser (the radiator for the ac) which is usually just in front of the coolant radiator.
mas9941 m ago

An air con specialist will have a gas sniffer that detects leaking gas, or …An air con specialist will have a gas sniffer that detects leaking gas, or as said can put dye in. A big fast pressure loss is probably a stone through the condenser (the radiator for the ac) which is usually just in front of the coolant radiator.


Is it a bumper off job to check that myself?
kester762 h, 4 m ago

I thought the main issue was dried seals on air con units ?


My air con comes on automatically with the fans. I think it does that to stop this issue.
Danze198447 m ago

Is it a bumper off job to check that myself?


Someone has to fill up the fluorescent liquid. There are DIY bits but sometimes when a garage does that a proper refill is free when you fix your Aircon
Danze19842 h, 6 m ago

Is it a bumper off job to check that myself?

tbh it probably needs pressure testing which isnt a diy job for you. You might be able to see damage looking through the grille and air intakes - damage usually caused by stones thrown up from the road.
Danze19843 h, 49 m ago

My air con comes on automatically with the fans. I think it does that to …My air con comes on automatically with the fans. I think it does that to stop this issue.



Climate control does that, I've the option of turning the AC on and off.
Had the same issue got it fixed at dynes for £285 + £40 for the gas (£80 1 hour investigation included in price. They had to change the condenser. Its back up and running again now.
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