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    Default Aircon repair - Sydney Northshore side or inner west

    My regular aircon guy seems to have disappeared so need someone to fix a leaks and do a regas. Any recommendations for me ?

    Its going to get hot soon !
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    Highly recommend narrabeen auto electrics.

    http://www.yellowpages.com.au/nsw/wa...8-listing.html


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    Boony,

    Try North Shore Auto Electrical ay 2/79A Victoria Ave Chatswood. 9417 7211. These guys do the electrical work for PQ Automotive. They have done some work on my 407 and they're good.

    Also, there is a guy called Enrico that had a business called Amps Auto Electrical - he used to be at Leichhardt, but was working a couple of years ago from Big-T Automorive in Formosa St Drummoyne. Not sure if he's still going though. He did the aircon on my Alfas a couple of times, also did the aircon on my wife's old Mi16. He's good too if he's still around.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Recommended air/con repairer

    Graig - 0417703700 - He travels to your place.
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    2nd vote for Craig - AC Mobile Air. He's also pug savvy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiltshire View Post
    Boony,

    Try North Shore Auto Electrical ay 2/79A Victoria Ave Chatswood. 9417 7211. These guys do the electrical work for PQ Automotive. They have done some work on my 407 and they're good.
    +1 - They did work on my 406 and so far so good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiltshire View Post
    Boony,

    Try North Shore Auto Electrical ay 2/79A Victoria Ave Chatswood. 9417 7211. These guys do the electrical work for PQ Automotive. They have done some work on my 407 and they're good.

    Cheers,
    John
    Thanks. Thats my aircon guy but I tried calling last week and on Monday and there is no answer. I also left a message with no reply.

    Assumed that they had closed...

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    No - they're still there 'cause my 407's going there tomorrow!

    If you can get hold of them, give Maurice at PQ a call - he uses them a lot.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    2nd vote for Craig - AC Mobile Air. He's also pug savvy.
    Is he Citroen savvy...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney View Post
    Is he Citroen savvy...?
    *facepalm*....

    Considering your C3, is a Peugeot in drag - the answer would be yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiltshire View Post
    No - they're still there 'cause my 407's going there tomorrow!

    If you can get hold of them, give Maurice at PQ a call - he uses them a lot.

    Cheers,
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    Called Maurice (he does my car also) and was told NorthShore Electrical has closed down....

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    Find somebody who'll repair and regas with hydrocarbon ie butane-propane. Best substitute as it's more efficient and operates at lower pressures so less likely to leak or cause you problems in future.

    If you can't find any ask Bursons at Blacktown for one of their Hychill customers.

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    Default Testing Air-con Compressors

    Local aircon shop bench tested compressor from 205 Si. All he could tell me was that it was pumping.
    Do any of the larger aircon service places have facilities to do a full test on compressors?
    Don't want to fit and gas it only to find out that the seal is leaking.
    Recon price quoted wasn't much short of price of new compressor.
    Getting to the stage where resurecting the aircon will cost more than I paid for the car itself.

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    [QUOTE=504-504-504;1000794]Recon price quoted wasn't much short of price of new compressor. Getting to the stage where resurecting the aircon will cost more than I paid for the car itself.
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    Got mine reconditioned two years ago and its true its not much cheaper than new. Can't remember exact prices but possibly $800 versus $1200 new all up. At that price my compressor IS worth more than the car.

    240,000km's and still going great. Pity about the exterior now

    Does hydrocarbon also produce slightly cooler air than the regular stuff ? I always thought there was only one choice....

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    [QUOTE=boony;1000807]
    Quote Originally Posted by 504-504-504 View Post


    ...Does hydrocarbon also produce slightly cooler air than the regular stuff ? I always thought there was only one choice....

    It's much more efficient at carrying away the heat. So much so that only about 30% of the specified charge weight needs to be put in. Less pressure and bigger molecules in the system too, so fewer leaks and lower engine loads. Industries such as mining trucks and taxis where they aim for minimum down time and costs, use it.

    OKA, who manufacture trucks and other off road vehicles in WA, use it as OEM. They've done so "QUIETLY" for over four years to avoid the soothsayers and vested interests in HFC's. Those parties claim it's a bomb waiting to go boom. Same for a lot of a/c shops and techies who envisage smaller profits.

    Interestingly, some countries such as Germany have laws that only hydrocarbons can be used in refridgeration so all commercial and home fridges and a/c have it.

    It isn't a greenhouse gas like the others either. Do a google for "Hychill" if you like to research it further.
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    Hmm I need aircond work done as well. Problem for me (at least I think it is a problem) is that mine hasn't been touched in the last 17 years, and I think it still has CFC gas in it (what's left of it anyway). I vaugely recall that when changing gas to non CFC's all seals have to be replaced.

    I guess any of the guys mentioned in this thread should know the drill. If anyone knows I need to do anything special (that these guys won't know about) Please speak up!!

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    Default Hychill in sydney for anyone interested

    I decided to get the car re gassed with hychill minus 30 (direct drop in replacement for R12) and only uses about 30% of the weight). JM auto air in campsie did it for me today. It's only 22deg today so not a great test, but even at idle the air is super cold. I don't think it has been that cold at idle for as long as I can remember (at least 10 years) if ever! It hasn't been that cold at all (even cruising at 110 on the free-way) for a good four or five years I suspect.

    The guy there was very helpful. He Got me a new drier as well. Nice and simple, no need for changing seals or anything. He said the compressor was working well. The other plus is that it seems to have less of an impact on acceleration than what the old r12 did (when it was still working).

    http://www.jmautoair.com.au/

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    I just got the re-gas done in Artarmon. Just regular stuff. Let us know how the Hychill works on the hot days.

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    will do, it has been unseasonably cold of late!

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