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Chris_pickford94

Member Since 12 Sep 2012
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In Topic: Are These Any Good? Aircon Tools

01 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

I'm a refrigeration engineer (not on cars, but more or less the same)
The product on Amazon wouldn't do a lot and you would just be wasting your money
If your air con stopped working and a shortage of gas was the issue, then the system should be vacuumed down to remove all air and any blockages, and then regassed weighing in the correct amount of refrigerant
The type of refrigerant also changes depending on year of manufacture, r134a in the link hasn't been used for a few years now due to environmental affects and technically you have to be qualified, as the old gas has to be recovered, weighed and disposed of properly
As others have said, go to a garage and let them sort it out if you get an issue


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In Topic: Are These Any Good? Aircon Tools

01 March 2015 - 06:39 PM

I'm a refrigeration engineer (not on cars, but more or less the same)
The product on Amazon wouldn't do a lot and you would just be wasting your money
If your air con stopped working and a shortage of gas was the issue, then the system should be vacuumed down to remove all air and any blockages, and then regassed weighing in the correct amount of refrigerant
The type of refrigerant also changes depending on year of manufacture, r134a in the link hasn't been used for a few years now due to environmental affects and technically you have to be qualified, as the old gas has to be recovered, weighed and disposed of properly
As others have said, go to a garage and let them sort it out if you get an issue


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In Topic: Back Panel/wheel Lining/black Pipe

27 February 2015 - 08:37 AM

Looks like the panels aren't aligned properly, the rear quarter and bumper should lie flush and the wheel liner does have a sort of 'lip' that sticks out slightly
Looks like the arch has been hit on something or pressed in and the liner could have just popped out of place


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In Topic: Mk7 Led Fog Bulbs

22 February 2015 - 09:12 AM

I think it's more likely to be that the contacts on the led lights are bent or slightly differently positioned to the proper bulbs
Seen as they work with croc clips and a battery
The low current draw from them shouldn't affect anything
You might have mentioned this already, but the connector might need to go the other way around to get the positive and negative on the correct pin


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In Topic: Help... Water In The Spark Plug Holes!

28 January 2015 - 09:09 PM

As above, on the mk6 fiestas 02-06(I believe) the washer jets don't have rubber seals between the jets and bonnet and somehow leak into the spark plug wells
Bought a new set of washer jets and it sorted the problem on my old car


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