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Old 05-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Reputable West End Air Conditioning Shop?

Anyone know of a very good shop that knows what they're doing when it comes to A/C systems? I'm pretty sure I have a leak in my E92's system as I partially recharged it and it worked for a few days, now back to zero.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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Shouldnt the car still be covered under warranty ?

http://www.techmax.ca/

They are in the west end

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Old 05-27-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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I wish. It's over by both mileage and in-service date.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:20 PM   #4
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DIY, buy one of those kits from CT with dye in it. Put it in, then you need.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/re...-0146129p.html
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http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/re...-0146122p.html

Potentially you can use the leakstop but if you wanna do it right, I wouldn't use it, fix the leak properly.

With the dye, you'll need a UV light with yellow tinted glasses to spot the leak, once the leak is spotted you can get stance to fix, then and AC shop to Evac and Recharge.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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I just dropped off my wife's X5 this morning at Auto Evolution in Oakville for AC service.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:03 PM   #6
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Anuk if you can get the dye, I can lend you my UV light & rocking yellow lens glasses
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #7
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DIY, buy one of those kits from CT with dye in it. Put it in, then you need.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/re...-0146129p.html
+ this
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/re...-0146122p.html

Potentially you can use the leakstop but if you wanna do it right, I wouldn't use it, fix the leak properly.

With the dye, you'll need a UV light with yellow tinted glasses to spot the leak, once the leak is spotted you can get stance to fix, then and AC shop to Evac and Recharge.
That's the same kit I used, well, a friend was using it to fix his beater and we figured it was worth a shot on the E92. Pressure was at zero when we started. After one can, it held steady at 33 and the compressor kicked in. 48 hours later it appears to be at zero again as there's no more cool airflow nor does the compressor engage (haven't checked with the gauge yet). I'll pick up the dye and see where it's leaking.
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I just dropped off my wife's X5 this morning at Auto Evolution in Oakville for AC service.

A bit far. TechMax and Bimmersport are closer and both apparently offer the recharge/diagnosis.

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Anuk if you can get the dye, I can lend you my UV light & rocking yellow lens glasses
Sounds like a plan! I'm picking up the dye later tonight. I'll msg you and we can go from there.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:18 AM   #8
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My family who live in Mississauga goes to Auto Tech on Wolfdale Rd for AC work. They've brought a few different cars there before and never complained.

old school website here:
http://www.auto-tech.ca/

I went in few years ago, Friday before long weekend at 5:30pm (they close at 6), it was 30 C out and I didn't have AC. They did a leak test (visual and with the sniffer), found the leak at an o-ring near the condenser and also replaced shrader valves. Did the vacuum pull for 30 mins and R134 refill for $160.

Might not be the cheapest, but it hasn't leaked again in 3 summers (this will be the 4th). Plus they stayed late on a long weekend, gets thumbs up from me.
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