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Old 3rd April 2007, 22:02   #16
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1150 surely includes leak arresting & refilling the entire quantity. unlike ford friends, maruti A.S.S does not actually overcharge their customers to this kind of limits (only ignorance can lead to this).
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One lesson:
spend some time with the service advisor to understand what exactly has been done to rectify an issue. Drill the guy to give the details. Trust me, this helps to understand whether we have be duped or not.
This works for me.
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Old 4th April 2007, 02:14   #18
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The gas should be checked and topped up (if necessarry) every 6 months or 2 times a year. in this way when the car goes to the a/c guy he also checks for leaks atc.
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i wouldnt blindly trust any service dealer,maruti or non maruti.
they are all a bunch of theives who would love to rob you at their will given half a chance.
knowledge is power.read your car user manual.
get info (on the net) as to how car aircons function and their maintenance.
that way next time you'll be cooler under your collar.
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My AC mech's charge for R-134A:
Top up : 500 Rupees
Recharge : 750 Rupees
Nitrous what's the difference between topup and recharge
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Old 4th April 2007, 16:00   #21
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unless there is a leak or accidentally released one of the valve, ac gas should last for some 60k to 80k kms and 5 years kind of duration
I have a 1999 Honda City thats done about 67,000 kms.
AC is as good as new. Touch Wood.

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Nitrous what's the difference between topup and recharge
Topup would be filling only the leaked or missing quantity of gas. A full recharge is when all the gas has leaked or escaped & you refill the gas fully. But all these depend on the actual quantity of gas charged. it is different for different cars.
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I just got my car from Green Track (Bangalore) today. I have paid 1200 for AC gas filling. poor me that I'm reading this thread now.. I had left my car with them for about 2 days as I had been facing issues with the AC. Babu (service advisor) was working on it and he carried out some tests - finally he filled the gas and asked me to get it checked after another week or two - he confirmed that he did some testing and did not find any leaks as such - what I could make out off the discussion we had, he might have just done with the pressure testing - he waited one more day to check the pressure after he filled the gas and told me that he did not find any issues..
My car has just done 16K KMs by now....
It looks like 1200/- for testing / troubleshooting and complete refilling was still a too much of charge,, anyways,, Green Track is famous for charing high labor charges (though they do very good job most of the time) - I told this to the owner also..
I'm observing the AC response / performance now.. However, as someone explained this earlier, he may not have checked hoses (or may not have gone that deep).. He may not own the issue that I reported if the leak starts showing up after a few months and I will end up getting that resolved again (paying another 1000-1200!!!!!!!!).. Is there a way we can figure this out at this point in time??????

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Topup would be filling only the leaked or missing quantity of gas.
Is getting a top-up good thing? (Even if you do not consider the price difference between top-up and re-fill)
If there is no leak, there would not have been loss in gas/pressure, isn't it?
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