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A friend of mine says that you should use your a/c for at least 1/2 hour per week so that the seals don't dry up thus preventing it leaking. What is your 2 cents on this guys? (I'm using it loads at the moment anyway due to lovely weather- never had a/c before - how wonderful!)

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Certainly any car I have owned in the past this is has always been advised. Never come accross anything specific about the Saab A/C but I would recon its a good idea and certainly cant harm. I went to use mine last week for the first time since last year. Have come up with a software corruption code and the A/C is not cold :evil: :cry: Booked in on Monday for a Tech 2, lets hope they can flash the software and make the thing work.. :confused:


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Yes, definately use it all year round, its great fro demisting in the winter and keeps those seals "sealed" ;)

I have just had a new air con compressor and re gas so to get best value I am driving the family around at about 8 degrees centigrade :cheesy:
 

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Due to that strange object appearing in the sky over the weekend I put the airconditioning on and waited and waited... well its blowing air out buts its not cold - got to admit I forgot to put it on now and again through the winter. Is this regas time?:(
 
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Hi Bazwold, got the same problem myself. Do a quick calibration of the A/C unit (press off and auto at the same time with car running) To see if you get any fault codes. It should finish its check on zero. If any numbers come up you have a fault. If all ok then yes it could just be re-gas time, or worse the compressor :confused:

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I leave mine on 'auto' all the time. Did so as well on my old 9000 Aero and I have done this since the days of my C900SE with it's old manual a/c. I used to just use it when needed in the summer, and ended up with all the problems mentioned above. My indie tech at the time said, after having to fit new seals and bits and pieces and getting a re-gas, told me to leave it on all the time, and you won't have these problems, and it would probably be cheaper in the long run as well.
 

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Finn said:
Hi Bazwold, got the same problem myself. Do a quick calibration of the A/C unit (press off and auto at the same time with car running) To see if you get any fault codes. It should finish its check on zero. If any numbers come up you have a fault. If all ok then yes it could just be re-gas time, or worse the compressor :confused:

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Thanks Finn, Ill go outside in a minute and try that;)
 

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Came up with Zero but still not that cold. Is the Saab air-con meant to be "ice cold" ? Last year had a seal changed and regassed so I assumed it was all ok - must have leaked again:cry:

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Not too disasterous, any decent air con specialist will do a recharge for about £50, full service for about a £100. When on MIN my ACC will have you shivering after about 10 mins.:cool:
 

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Not too disasterous, any decent air con specialist will do a recharge for about £50
Yep, just had mine done for £54 and I agree leave it on auto ;)
 

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Finn said:
Chris how much did it cost to get your compressor done??
It was all part of the recent work, however the part was about £180 ish, plus the re-gas plus the fitting so I'd guess at about £250 ish???????
 

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The bently manual for the C900 says to run the A/C for the same reason outlined above. I guess that answers the question about it pertaining to SAAB A/C.
 
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