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Air conditioning - refidgerant leak

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Adam K, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Has anyone had a problem with the air conditioning leaking refridgerant on the turbo engined Copen?

    I put mine in for a recharge today. They've told me there is a leak somewhere but they don't know where from.
     
  2. hue-vashon

    hue-vashon Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    AC Leaks

    I havent had AC for a year now, there is obviously a leak somewhere but I haven't been bothered to take it for a test as in the summer the roof is down most of the time. I guess in the winter I will miss it for the demisting.
    I thought about buying one of the DIY AC filler cans from Ebay but in the long run if there is a leak I will need to get it fixed. Did you have any luck with yours?
     
  3. Ashley

    Ashley Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Merc estate
    RAV4 3-Door
    Apparently, Queen Elizabeth I took a bath every 3 months - whether she needed one or not! :eek:

    I assume that you guys know this - but for those who don't, it is important to run the AC in your car every now and again - whether you need it or not.

    The reason is that the seals in the AC pump dry out if the AC is not used then coolant leaks and no more AC - it is an expensive fix.

    I try to run the AC at least once a month (more often if I remember). If you are feeling cold, it is okay to turn the heat up while the AC is running.
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Got mine fixed. Turned out it wasn't a leak, just a corroded wire connection to the compressor. Had to take the front bumper off air box to get to it.
    Then it just needed re-gassing.
     
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