Vehicle Air Con

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Vehicle Air Con

Postby casaalba » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:47 pm

Are there any "kwik Fit type" places that re gas air con systems and check for leaks in cars, also any idea how much it costs?

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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby julian » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:20 pm

there is one in coin, near the centre

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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby malagaman2005 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:53 pm

I've got details of a mobile engineer who i think is based around Coin, who will come to the house, does the UV leak check. lubricates and re-gas etc for 25 euros. He did my neighbours car and seemed to do a good job. I've no affiliation to him just recommended by my neighbour. I'll PM details if you require.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:26 pm

theres a place on the roundabout by the bus "station" in coin, or a few in alhaurin, coins closer to you tho? and its 25 to 40 euros ish, depending where / if you need new filters etc. you probably do, they get caked up.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby pigs-might-fly » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:12 pm

The pollen filter, if clogged, can seriously affect the performance of the air-con.
If it has not been changed for a while, I would be surprised if YOU were not surprised by the cooler air it then pumps out!
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby gerryh » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:08 pm

Not meant to be a daft question but what does the pollen filter do?
Does it only affect the air con?
Doubt if mine has ever been changed,
Probably clogged with dust given where I live.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby Enrique » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:51 pm

Hi Gerry,
All you wanted to know about Pollen Filters..................

http://www.puravent.co.uk/filters/purav ... design.htm

Probably need to change them every 6 months out here (Spain) , annually in UK.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby casaalba » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:35 pm

Would not know where to look on my ford focus. Anyone give me under the bonnet engine directions?

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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby malagaman2005 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:11 pm

Not all vehicles have them fitted but it is more likely to be in the 'cabin' of the car, best consult you handbook for whereabouts. It will probably be referred to as the cabin filter.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby Enrique » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:56 pm

Hi casaalba,
Or you could watch this video............you may give up the will to live............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4nCtwFeego


Most of the ones I've changed are under the cabin air intake grills.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby casaalba » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:34 pm

Thanks Enrique, Now I know where to look perhaps without that music playing though. Will have a look next time in Spain and will report success or otherwise.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby curatokid » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:16 pm

I have just been to Malaga and while there went to Los Patios where Carrefour are, there is a motor workshop in the car park that does all sorts of things such as tyres, brakes, radios etc all while you wait, I asked about looking at my faulty aircon and they booked it in , gave me a price and told me to come back in one hour, so went to cafe and returned to find car all ready, they had checked for leaks and regassed it all for 52 euros, very helpful staff even with a smile . :thumbup:

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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:06 pm

casaalba wrote:Would not know where to look on my ford focus. Anyone give me under the bonnet engine directions?


google really is your friend.

http://www.puravent.co.uk/filters/displ ... part=M2118
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby casaalba » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:17 am

Thanks for the link SL, have ordered filters and will give it a try. If it does not work then off to one of the auto garages suggested.

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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby casaalba » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:22 am

Thanks for the link SL, Ordered 2 filters that arrived the following day. Went to fit them but only 1 needed as the other side where the second filter should be located is taken up with the windscreen wiper arms.

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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:03 pm

and is the air con cooler / does the car now not smell musty?

"technically".. thats a "cabin filter" (on alot of cars) thats where the hot/cold air blows thru. the filters are normally white - mine was dark grey / black when i changed it.. lol .. i reckon its due for renewal soon, might get me one off ebay.

glad you got it sorted, did it need re-gassing?
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby malagaman2005 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:16 pm

casaalba wrote:Thanks for the link SL, Ordered 2 filters that arrived the following day. Went to fit them but only 1 needed as the other side where the second filter should be located is taken up with the windscreen wiper arms.
Why did you order 2? there's only 1 fitted and very expensive on this site, I would shop around next time.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:59 pm

i didnt intend for her to order from there, it just wouldnt let me link the pics of the placement of the filter from the site so i put a link on..
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby malagaman2005 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:17 am

Fair point SL, as you say, ebay is probably a better option.
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Re: Vehicle Air Con

Postby casaalba » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

Have not tried out the air con yet as I hired a car this time round. The test will come in the summer months.


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