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#1 juliec



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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hello All,
First post so hope I've put it in the right place!!
I have recently bought a kit (Halfords) to re-gas my air conditioning. On the can they give a website address where details of re-gassing points are given. Unfortunately, my Fiesta isn't listed (it's a 2006 Fiesta Style) So I can't find the re-gas point! Can anyone please help?
Many thanks

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#2 adamc260


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

I always thought air con was best left to the 'professionals' myself =/

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

I always thought air con was best left to the 'professionals' myself =/

I agree.
A home charging kit is fine for a top up but a proper Aircon Recharge will draw off the duff refrigerant, pressure test the system and lubricate/regas the whole aircon unit and pump.
Usually leaks occur as the seals dry out and shrink so a proper job will recondition the seals and avoid leaking.
Licenced aircon engineers will safely draw off and dispose of old refrigerant, allowing any to escape to open air can incurr a huge fine.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:53 PM

you need to locate the silver pipes, there are 2 points but the regulator can only fit on one of them

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:01 AM

The low pressure valve for regassing is located on under the front off side headlamp. You have to remove the headlamp completely to expose the valve so you can regass. A bit fiddly when first trying to remove as you need to take the grille off/out then manipulate the headlamp out carefully without breaking/cracking the bumper! There are 3 torque screws holding the headlamp in. btw - wear thick gloves when regassing as the cannister DOES get quite cold when you regass so be careful. Good luck, let us know if you managed to do it. I got a 7 degree drop in temperature when I did my Fiesta Zetec S :)

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