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Bobupndown



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Northcroft wrote:
I dont understand the comments suggesting never turn it off, or keep it on forever . . . . .mine is either aircon or a heater, so in winter I will use the heater rather than freeze myself to death Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


It's not aircon OR a heater. It works by removing moisture from the air and functions with your heating turned up providing hot air just as it does providing cold air with heating turned down. Try it and see. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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Nodge68



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Northcroft wrote:
I dont understand the comments suggesting never turn it off, or keep it on forever . . . . .mine is either aircon or a heater, so in winter I will use the heater rather than freeze myself to death Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


If it's on AUTO, then the AC runs in conjunction with the heater. This supplies dry warm air to the interior, minimising condensation on the windscreen and interior. 2009 Rimini Red SE, unfortunately previously maintained by a moron.

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Steve D



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I topped the Aircon gas up on our Golf two days ago. Bought a bottle of gas and a gauge from Halfords. £50 for gas (which included a £10 deposit on bottle) and £22 for a gauge. They were trade card prices - should have been £60 and £30 respectively. Cheaper available online if you shop around. Took 5 minutes - no different from pumping a tyre up. Nice and chilly now and I probably have enough gas left for two or three more topups on other cars.





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Step 1 check the temperature at the vents

If you are in the blue (or very close) then I wouldn't re-gas

The units are Fahrenheit (for the metric minded 5C to 10C is the blue region)

Picture is from my S80 with a failing compressor (after replacing the compressor its in the blue)

My Land Rover is two year older than my S80 and it is always in the blue (still on the original compressor, good job Land Rover picking quality parts)

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This is what I used https://www.amazon.com/FJC-2790-1-3-Dial-T...mp;sr=8-11

Step 2 clean the evaporator and replace the filter if you are worried about the vents (Biological contaminates)

Volvo S80 but the procedure is equivalent (in fact my S80 and LR2 use the same cabin air filter)






Take care

Paul


PS the one advantage to getting a professional to re-gas is that they should have a machine that can remove the gas and weigh it and replace exactly the correct amount. I don't do this I just check the high side and low side pressure and I make sure that the low side doesn't get below 30 PSI (on a cold day) or above 45 PSI (Hot Day)

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