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Thread: Air con compressor - How much?

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    Alan i think you should let us know who these people are that you're dealing with because they've caused you enough grief as it is.

    After your conversation last night, when did they say your car will be ready by?

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    They delivered my car back to me yesterday afternoon, it's like an igloo inside now

    I spoke to the guy (a european car specialist at Slacks Creek) who arranged the air con replacement (who IS competent) he told me there is no limit to how much the car yard I bought the car through will try to cut corners to save a buck! Right from the point of safety certificates, they just insist on a quick go-over no questions asked and straight to the car lot, needless to say the problems do come back to haunt them in the form of pissed off customers and repair bills.

    This car yard's staff turnover is incredible, during my long ordeal I've had four different people handling my cars issues, staff sacked, staff moved, I even had to phone the companies GM as I got so dicked-around by the yard itself, even he was un-professional in his lack of follow-up.

    If there are problems hopefully they happen under statutory warranty (only three months in QLD) so some poor unsuspecting punter doesn't get lumped with some very expensive repair costs.

    Btw, according to the Office Of Fair Trading, every day you lose your vehicle due to repairs/faults under statutory warranty gets added to the end of the warranty, so I've got an extra five or so weeks WTF.

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    I have a 1993 Integra. My car has the old-school R-12 style air conditioning system. I had my mechanic look at it today and he said it was "about 2 cans short". I asked him if he would recharge it but he says they don't do the old R-12 systems and doesn't know anyone who will! So I'm wondering: is this an easy job that I can do myself? There is a schrader-valve-looking valve right on the AC pipe right next to the radiator.Then i contact Air conditioning repair Cypress and they resolve my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheldonsmith View Post
    I have a 1993 Integra. My car has the old-school R-12 style air conditioning system. I had my mechanic look at it today and he said it was "about 2 cans short". I asked him if he would recharge it but he says they don't do the old R-12 systems and doesn't know anyone who will! So I'm wondering: is this an easy job that I can do myself? There is a schrader-valve-looking valve right on the AC pipe right next to the radiator.Then i contact Air conditioning repair Cypress and they resolve my problem.
    You can't buy R12 anymore. You'll have to have it converted to the new gas.

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    While this thread has been revived, does anyone have up to date knowledge of the cost of an AC compressor for an MKV GTI? I still have not had the AC fixed in my MY08 GTI, it just blows hot air and I have been advised by my mechanic that the compressor is gone, the prices range from 1.5-3k for it to be fixed.
    MKV GTI

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    gotta make that dollar dollar, to spend on your performance euro hatch, between the diverter valve diaphragm tearing, PCV and steering rack that are all known to break down, the DSG and AC, vaccum pump, fuelpumps, sparkplugs etc etc are also things that must be at-least looked at if not replaced or refurbished in these later years, especially if the cars not been garaged or serviced regularly,

    these arnt a big deal because the community is lovely and there are lots of nice aftermarket stores with cool upgrades etc.

    the MKV's are getting in the relm of fix her upper, and if you can't get your hands dirty its really not worth it IMO

    Ill argue VW engineers are great at innovation- but when it comes to long term reliable parts ive seen some toyotas not receive oil change in decades and run like clockwork with aircon that will put me into a coma. the companies like toyota and Honda seem to take longevity and reliability far more into consideration than innovation like merc bimmer and VW/Audi group when designing parts for their cars.

    this dude with a 1993 integra that needs its first re-gas in over 20 years prettymuch says it all

    rant aside, probably should have a little DSG piggybank for a rainy day when you start getting clunky shifts and or clutch slips

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    So my compressor died too, someone said they got it all repaired for $750, anyone know where i can get it done in Melbourne? summer soon, think im gonna die.

    Thanks!!!

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    I brought a compressor brand new from http://www.jmautoair.com.au/ for $450. Regas and install was $350 through my Mech.

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    Hi i just got myself a mk5 GTI and spent a lot of time test driving and checking the the motor and the DSG also the issues with central locking. i did check the aircon and it seemed to work. but when i picked up the car on a hot melbourne day i found out o my disgust that i been had.I was hoping that it would be just a regas. but no the guy who tried to regas it said that it had plenty so it now has to get diagnostic done. I live in mackay so the car won't be drivin its fixed.

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