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Posted 27 June 2015 - 03:53 PM

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My car going to due in Dec 2015 and currently hunting a new car now ....

 

Aircon start giving me problem last month, cool air instead of cold air blowing out.

 

Went to see the "MCF recommended" aircon specialist in the north and was told compressor going to kaput.

 

I was quoted $600-$700 for the compressor and decided just to top up aircon gas.

 

After topping up the aircon gas, aircon is back back to norm until today.

 

Went to seek 2nd opinion from another workshop in the north, this time was told the cooling coil leak and need to change else compressor will sure die soon.

 

is it the compressor or cooling coil causing the problem or worst both need to change.

 

Do you think my aircon able to "tong" for 4-5 months by just topping up aircon gas every month?

 



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:47 PM

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Bro, i faced similar dilemma before. In the end changed whole compressor to have an ease of mind.. While it may be more economical to top gas periodically,but you won't know if it may link to more critical problem. If your compressor is leaking oil,have no second thought please. The luminous green colour oil is pumped into coil and can be harmful to health, esp our little ones when prolong inhaling..

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

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what car model?

 

Maybe boleh land have 2nd hand unit that is still good and at less than half pice.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:00 PM

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what car model?
 
Maybe boleh land have 2nd hand unit that is still good and at less than half pice.


Toyota wish. You have lobang in boleh land ? I'm fine if below SGD $300.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:31 PM

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Toyota wish. You have lobang in boleh land ? I'm fine if below SGD $300.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:03 PM

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Mine is due Oct 30 2015.
I'm prepared to top up gas till I scrap.
Now very cold since I top up 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:15 PM

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Mine is due Oct 30 2015.
I'm prepared to top up gas till I scrap.
Now very cold since I top up 2 weeks ago.


Hahaha... We both have the same problem. The second work shop I visited told me cannot top up too many time as compressor will kaput. Maybe he try to con me....

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 07:17 AM

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I try to be nice to my Aircon.
Will switch it on a few minutes after the car moves off.
I never set colder than 22.5 Celsius.
On days when it's cold and I'm not with my family, I don't even switch it on.

I think your Aircon shop not honest.
Most I visit will tell me to top up and pray hard......
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 01:02 AM

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My buddy also thought need to charge up gas. But end up need to do a aircon flush. Inject new oil and his aircon back to normal.

 

Sometime is condenser coil nv take care and clean periodly. Heat transfer capability went down causing the hi pressure side to rise outside operating range and kaput the compressor. 



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:12 PM

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My buddy also thought need to charge up gas. But end up need to do a aircon flush. Inject new oil and his aircon back to normal.
 
Sometime is condenser coil nv take care and clean periodly. Heat transfer capability went down causing the hi pressure side to rise outside operating range and kaput the compressor. 

How to take care condenser coil? Remove dash to clean?
FS

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:47 PM

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Condenser coil is the one in the engine. Spray on with coil cleaner and wash off with water 


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:43 AM

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I think if you dont blast your aircon, it should be fine.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

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For my case is the fan carbon used up need replacement, when stuck in jam I enjoy sauna. Cars these day nearing 10 yr component start to fail.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

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I'm facing the same problem as yours. Check with almost all workshop. Say need change compressor but it too ex thou so i go for the cheaper option to top up gas. But dun last long. So most probably jus change the compressor to prevent any more damage.

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

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I'm facing the same problem as yours. Check with almost all workshop. Say need change compressor but it too ex thou so i go for the cheaper option to top up gas. But dun last long. So most probably jus change the compressor to prevent any more damage.

 

u can go for recon, its a cheaper option rather than keep wasting money to top up gas. the amount of money spent on topping up gas is rather spend on a reconditioning the compressor.


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:03 AM

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Many differing opinions on aircon flushing :

1) if it ain't spoilt, don't touch it. If not more problems might follow.

2) preventing measure to prolong ur compressor life as the oil itself will get dirty.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:10 AM

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Mine blow hot air for 10 mins then cold air, went to ubi kim and was told change compressor $680. Think will seek another opinion before deciding.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:17 AM

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If it ain't broken don't fix it.

I never do anything to my aircon for 8 years and it's still working well.

Only change aircon filter, that's it. Never top up gas or change oil before.

And yes, it's a VW.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 02:27 AM

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My car going to due in Dec 2015 and currently hunting a new car now ....
 
Aircon start giving me problem last month, cool air instead of cold air blowing out.
 
Went to see the "MCF recommended" aircon specialist in the north and was told compressor going to kaput.
 
I was quoted $600-$700 for the compressor and decided just to top up aircon gas.
 
After topping up the aircon gas, aircon is back back to norm until today.
 
Went to seek 2nd opinion from another workshop in the north, this time was told the cooling coil leak and need to change else compressor will sure die soon.
 
is it the compressor or cooling coil causing the problem or worst both need to change.
 
Do you think my aircon able to "tong" for 4-5 months by just topping up aircon gas every month?
 


If topping up of refrigerant and aircon is back to normal for nearly a month, the compressor is ok for now. Most likely there's a slow leak at the cooling coil. If you have no intention to renew COE, try to repair if not feasible, change a recon unit.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:29 AM

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My car only left 11 months and is having same aircon not cold problem like you guys.  I have to topup gas every 2 - 3 months and it cost me $32 each time.  Do you guys has any good lorbang for cheaper gas top up?  May I have the shop name and address, please?

 

Thank you




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