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Members on here I know have done the work themselves and no doubt saved themselves more than a few quid.

Having previously used the services of a mobile guy to re gas my audi, I did have the benefit of having experienced his services.

He came along and using a 'sniffer' of some sort found the leak (condensor)

He fitted it without removing the bumper, although it was a bit tight. Total with re gas was around the £260 mark which I was happy with, saving what can be a pain in the back side, having a re gas from so called specialists and then finding it's packed up a week later (my experiences with other cars and their a/c !)
 

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Anyone looking for prices of aircon, Groupon currently doing a regas for £38 deal through ATS. My aircon works fine, but figured it's probably due a top up to keep it healthy so I got it booked in.
 

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I have changed the condeser myself as well. The garage I was at quoted 350Eur for the part and 230eur for labor + 125 for regassing afterwards. Got the same part from Autodoc for 130euro with shipping (the Nissens one).

Took almost 2 hours to do the job, not too difficult. Honda shop manual helped immensely.
After replacing it, went to the same place to regas and it is still working a month later, so I am happy :D
 

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You dont have to remove the radiator do you Farqui?
No, the engine cooling system can stay sealed but the condensor is closely fitted to the main rad and I recall the 'packs' needed some manipulation to be able to lift out the condensor.
 

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I have changed the condeser myself as well. The garage I was at quoted 350Eur for the part and 230eur for labor + 125 for regassing afterwards. Got the same part from Autodoc for 130euro with shipping (the Nissens one).

Took almost 2 hours to do the job, not too difficult. Honda shop manual helped immensely.
After replacing it, went to the same place to regas and it is still working a month later, so I am happy :D
Is there a link to the shop manual?
 

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Funnily enough, i have just had my condenser changed yesterday, but i only paid £216 (including fitting and a regas), i had however already removed the front grill, and disconnected all the wheel arch trims etc so the garage could get the bumper off by only removing 2 screws if needed. They actually managed to do it just going through the hole left by the grill being removed, though they did need to loosen the radiator off to get to the bottom condenser connection, but i saved myself a larger bill based on less man hours to fit it

I didn't think that was too bad for a £100 condensor fitted and gassed
 
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