A/C test/R312a refill

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Booked in this evening for A/C inspection and complete service in the morning,the works! Accepting the advice given here.Appreciated thank you..
 

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that sounds like the wrong gas

R134a is what most cars had, new stuff moved on, really old stiff circa 1980s used R11

age / mileage….. use of the system, likely a condenser leak weeped all the gas out
 
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that sounds like the wrong gas

R134a is what most cars had, new stuff moved on, really old stiff circa 1980s used R11

age / mileage….. use of the system, likely a condenser leak weeped all the gas out
What is the correct recommended gas please?
 
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Latest cars use R1234yf and it’s very expensive.
 

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Not sure as haven’t invested in a machine due to no demand yet. I think it’s at least double r143 and that trebled in price a couple of years ago.
 
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Any reputabale AC specialist worth thier salt would know what goes into the car.
Yes they should.thanks for info/
 

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Any reputabale AC specialist worth thier salt would know what goes into the car.
Yes the connectors are all different so easy to tell.
 

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Had my i8 Discharged, evacuated and refilled in June , total bill £79.99 from BMW iservice main dealer.
None of the street side AC folks would touch my car (Kwik Fit, Halfords, ATS etc). No idea what quantity to be honest but it was HFO-1234yf
 

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Had my i8 Discharged, evacuated and refilled in June , total bill £79.99 from BMW iservice main dealer.
None of the street side AC folks would touch my car (Kwik Fit, Halfords, ATS etc). No idea what quantity to be honest but it was HFO-1234yf
A colonic for your car then...:eek:
 

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Had my i8 Discharged, evacuated and refilled in June , total bill £79.99 from BMW iservice main dealer.
None of the street side AC folks would touch my car (Kwik Fit, Halfords, ATS etc). No idea what quantity to be honest but it was HFO-1234yf
Yep, those BMW drivers an odd bunch. Actually not a bad price from a main dealer.
 

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Yep, those BMW drivers an odd bunch. Actually not a bad price from a main dealer.
Yup, got the price online and a phone call , at the dealers they tried to charge £120 ish but I referred to their verbal quote and they honoured it....I think it was a mistake TBH
 
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Had my i8 Discharged, evacuated and refilled in June , total bill £79.99 from BMW iservice main dealer.
None of the street side AC folks would touch my car (Kwik Fit, Halfords, ATS etc). No idea what quantity to be honest but it was HFO-1234yf
Fantastic price for all that.
 

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Very good price considering ecp want £320 plus vat for a 5kg bottle, trade price.
 
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