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Old 04-06-2016, 03:15 AM   #1
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Aircon Recharge, summer is coming.

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I am wonder where people usually take their car to regas/recharge the aircon.
A normal independent garage, Porsche Specialist, Stealership or just an air conditioning place?

My aircon works and does blow cold but not really cold enough for the Los Angeles CA summer.

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My driveway, with a can of stuff from the car parts place. There's no rocket science involved, just follow the instructions on the can.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:29 AM   #3
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Go to a independent Porsche shop or a shop the specializes in A/C. Doing it at home like flaps10 said is easy but if your system is not working properly you may want to have it looked at. These cars are getting up there in age so you may have a small leak. Good luck.
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Being a Redneck -I just use propane :-) . Really - it is a more efficient refrigerant than Freon .Woops Freon is banned -but not propane ! However there may be a downside to using Propane....
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My AC wasn't as cold as I wanted. i like driving around during the summer with the top down and AC blowing out by our feet. I did the recharge myself and mended the swiss cheese blender flaps, which improved, but still not icy cold. I ended up taking it to my preferred (non-Porsche) shop. The compressor was leaking and was replaced along with the dryer and some other part. It works great now, cost a few bucks, but worth it.
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Hi,
I am wonder where people usually take their car to regas/recharge the aircon.
A normal independent garage, Porsche Specialist, Stealership or just an air conditioning place?

My aircon works and does blow cold but not really cold enough for the Los Angeles CA summer.

Thanks
Are you sure the system is low? May just be your flaps.


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Old 04-08-2016, 11:30 AM   #9
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Thanks for your suggestions.
My system still blows cold the same it has been the last 2/3 years I think, but my car is not driven daily. Sometimes it sits around for month due to my work travel.

I feel like maybe if I recharge, the aircon will be cold like a Japanese car??
Or is the aircon really not that cold even working correctly? :/

I have a Citroen, even when I had a new aircon, it still was no where as cold as my 2005 Prius with 170k miles.

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Thanks for your suggestions.
My system still blows cold the same it has been the last 2/3 years I think, but my car is not driven daily. Sometimes it sits around for month due to my work travel.

I feel like maybe if I recharge, the aircon will be cold like a Japanese car??
Or is the aircon really not that cold even working correctly? :/

I have a Citroen, even when I had a new aircon, it still was no where as cold as my 2005 Prius with 170k miles.
Mine is ice cold and works great even when it's 115 F.
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