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by mistercool
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Land Rover Defender High side Too High
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Land Rover Defender High side Too High

Hi everyone, I worked on a Land Rover Defender today which had the quite rare AC fitted. I've been doing A/C for 10 years and never come across this problem before. I refilled it with R134a gas - vacuumed it and refilled through the low side. The car takes 700gms + or - 50gms As the amount of gas th...
by mistercool
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R134a price up over 500%
Replies: 11
Views: 5372

Re: R134a price up over 500%

As Hecat just documented above, they want to run 134a out of existence. They can't run it out of existence when it is still so commonplace though. There are plenty of vehicles which are only a few years old using it and what are we supposed to use when the condenser fails and needs replacing? It fe...
by mistercool
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R134a price up over 500%
Replies: 11
Views: 5372

Re: R134a price up over 500%

One of my trade contacts just called me (a local motor factor here in the UK). They are offering a 12kg bottle for £288 Sterling ($401 USD) as it is about to go up by 40% - so that would be £403 ($561 USD) This is getting ridiculous, the price increases are punitive. Last autumn I bought the same bo...
by mistercool
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R134a price up over 500%
Replies: 11
Views: 5372

R134a price up over 500%

Hi guys, I've run an automotive A/C business in the UK for several years. In 2016 I was buying a 12kg bottle of R134a for £60. Last year it varied from £72 to £96. I called around for quotes recently and it looks like a bottle will be £331 this year which is a massive price hike in the space of a fe...

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