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Post Airconditioning has stopped working

AC stopped working last Oct. When I went to the service center, they simply topped up the AC gas as they were not able to find any problem anywhere in leakages.
In 2 weeks the problem reappeared and now they asked me to replace the evaporator coil.
They are quoting Rs 15000 for this.
Some of my friends have suggested to take it to experienced AC car mechanics.

Can someone refer me to quality AC car mechanics in Bangalore?
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Re: Airconditioning has stopped working

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AC stopped working l ast Oct. When I went to the service center, they simply topped up the AC gas as they were not able to find any problem anywhere in leakages.
In 2 weeks the problem reappeared and now they asked me to replace the evaporator coil.
They are quoting Rs 15000 for this.
Some of my friends have suggested to take it to experienced AC car mechanics.

Can someone refer me to quality AC car mechanics in Bangalore?
15k rupees, is whole car even worth that much
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15k rupees, is whole car even worth that much


Bro you should try converting INR to British pounds, you will know haha
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Re: Airconditioning has stopped working

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15k rupees, is whole car even worth that much
Itís about £150 so yes, also is about the going rate for a replacement evaporator
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Re: Airconditioning has stopped working

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AC stopped working last Oct. When I went to the service center, they simply topped up the AC gas as they were not able to find any problem anywhere in leakages.
In 2 weeks the problem reappeared and now they asked me to replace the evaporator coil.
They are quoting Rs 15000 for this.
Some of my friends have suggested to take it to experienced AC car mechanics.

Can someone refer me to quality AC car mechanics in Bangalore?
When trying to diagnose air con leaks it might not be possible to find the leak, so the only option is to regas the system and add some UV dye to the gas so if it does leak again, the dye will also leak out and can be found with a UV lamp.

This is likely what they have done and traced the leak to the evaporator. Converting 15k INR to GBP sounds a reasonable amount for this work as the eveporator is buried down in the heater box which, when the car is built, is generally one of the first things installed, and so requires a lot to be removed to get anywhere near it.
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