A/C Recharge / R134a Charge Specs - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Sep 21st, 2006, 03:02 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Essex
Posts: 26
Local Time: 12:56 AM
United Kingdom
A/C Recharge / R134a Charge Specs

Just had my 3yr old S A/C recharged at Kwik Fit (45 versus 160 at Mini dealer). Print out tells me they removed 125g of R134a and 20ml PAG oil. They then recharged with 415g R134a and 30ml PAG oil. Print out also states no leak detected.

I cant believe it is normal for an A/C system to lose 2/3 of its R134a in 3 years (although Kwik fit tell me it is). I know R134a leaks more than the old R12 gas used to but is this kind of leakage normal?

Does anyone have access to the Mini specs on what the correct charge rate is (did Kwik fit overcharge it) and what is their spec for leakage (I am an auto engineer working with Ford and I know Ford have a leakage spec so Mini must have one)?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Sep 21st, 2006, 04:30 PM
Malin Dixon's Avatar
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 362
Local Time: 11:56 PM
United Kingdom View Malin Dixon's British Racing Green & Body Color 1st Gen MINI One Diesel Profile
They always have the amount and type of refrigerant on a plate under the bonnet. That is how Kwik fit know how much to put back in.

I had another car with only about 85 g in it, and it had lost 300+grams in 2.5 years.

I really don't know what is normal but if you need topping up every 2 years, the leak rate is so low that it would be impossible to find a leak.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Sep 21st, 2006, 08:04 PM
mikeythemini's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: MOVING HOME
Posts: 9,742
Local Time: 12:56 AM
United Kingdom Male View mikeythemini's Hyper Blue & Body Color 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View mikeythemini's Classified Ads
I think from memory its 425 on a Mini.
You will normally find that it will have been short filled when new (not as short as your amount)
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Sep 21st, 2006, 09:49 PM
cristo's Avatar
BLIKSEM (my brg/brg mc)
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: york, pennsylvania
Posts: 2,463
Local Time: 07:56 PM
United States Male View cristo's British Racing Green & Body Color 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
Bentley says 415 +/- 10 grams of R134a

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Sep 24th, 2006, 08:06 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 32
Local Time: 11:56 PM
United Kingdom
I think all air con systems loose about ten percent per year.

Lynall
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
PAS Fluid Leak HELP!!
Oct 15th, 2014 07:16 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:59 PM
7 Replies, 566 Views
2001 Mini Cooper - heater not working
Today 08:41 AM
by TreezaB
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:52 PM
1 Replies, 141 Views
Problem after problem!! Help please!!
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:50 PM
1 Replies, 124 Views
Wheel arch - advice please :)
Today 10:08 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:43 PM
1 Replies, 48 Views
The new MINI voted "Classic of the Future"
Today 07:08 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:04 PM
1 Replies, 87 Views
Power Steering - not gone but acting up
Today 02:23 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:01 PM
2 Replies, 136 Views
Bonnet gap bigger on one side
Oct 15th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:42 PM
10 Replies, 958 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Yesterday 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:41 PM
7 Replies, 272 Views
MINI Customer Support - Spec list via VIN number
Today 02:46 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 158 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Today 07:31 PM
3 Replies, 395 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 07:19 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 07:19 PM
0 Replies, 76 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Yesterday 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 07:09 PM
5 Replies, 227 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 05:29 PM
7 Replies, 481 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 05:28 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 05:28 PM
0 Replies, 86 Views
Mini Cooper Wheels.
Today 04:40 PM
by Fraze
Last post by Fraze
Today 04:40 PM
0 Replies, 91 Views
odd front wheels
Today 11:38 AM
by fazned
Last post by fazned
Today 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 139 Views
2015 Roadster S Backup Light(s)?
Oct 11th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by karlos9191
Today 12:36 PM
2 Replies, 486 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Yesterday 10:30 AM
Last post by ihughes
Today 09:35 AM
7 Replies, 606 Views
JCW intercooler intake grille.
Oct 19th, 2014 08:06 PM
Last post by davidscott
Today 07:11 AM
4 Replies, 468 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Today 03:51 AM
Last post by chrysler300
Today 03:51 AM
0 Replies, 157 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2