AC not brilliant but isnt Summer short? - JohnX
Just about to hand in my car a VW Passat TDI 130 for its 60 k service to a garage recommended on these forums,have had no major niggles,only that the AC isnt as errm cool as it should be , it does work but lowers the temp ever so slightly .

Thing is would I be risking another couple of hundred quid atleast by mentioning it and by them finding that something major seems to be wrong or at best would it be a matter of not too much.

Any experts who could hazard a best case scenario and the worst.If its likely to be too bad(read costly) I wont mention it otherwise could possibly get away with not too much can tell them.
Considering that the warm months are few anyway on the other hand could well leave it!

Any advise welcome

Thanks

John
AC not brilliant but isnt Summer short? - Xileno {P}
Take it separately to an air con specialist. Many garages don't have the equipment or knowledge to service air con, they just call in a local man who they have a relationship with. So you may as well cut out the middle man and go there direct.

You don't say how old your car is but I read somewhere that typically aircon loses about 10% of its effectiveness a year. Source unknown - can others confirm this?
AC not brilliant but isnt Summer short? - Garethj
A regass with UV dye (so they can see if it leaks shortly afterwards) should be about £60
AC not brilliant but isnt Summer short? - mss1tw
Only thing is the gas can break down the oil. (So I've heard)
AC not brilliant but isnt Summer short? - mss1tw
^^^ gas dye
AC not brilliant but isnt Summer short? - Xileno {P}
You would only be putting this dye in if you suspect there's a leak anyway. So once the leak is fixed you would need to re-gas anyway.
 

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