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Hello.Is the air conditioning easy to sort out,as it doesn't get very cold on the "lo"setting.

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Hi Robert,

 

It sounds a bit like needing a regass.  Also you can speed up the fan and see how it goes.

 

Peter.

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hi Robert

               if it just needs a re-gas its about a 30 - 45 min job there's lots of small companies out there that do this even mobile units cost from 35 -60 depending on where you go

my last re-gas cost £47 inc vat

hope this helps

ron

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looks like a regas then,as with the fan settings flat out still not proper cold.thanks 

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Robert hi. the xk can suffer from issues from re-con system. owners reporting wet glove boxes&foot wells. but I would tend to get it re-gassed then see what happens. joe

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The wet foot wells etc are down to a blocked drain and does not affect the temperature output of the air con.

Sounds like the system needs re-gassing. A good re-gas will check the system for leaks, clean it then re-gas it with the appropriate level of additives.

Make sure when its re-gassed that there are no leaks in the system - the operator/garage should be able to confirm.

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getting the car looked at monday so fingers crossed a nice easy regas with no leaks,where is the drain located so i can check its not blocked

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Access to the drain is extremely difficult. The drain is hidden under the dashboard at a position on the transmission tunnel which is just behind the touch screen. It drains excess water from the air-con at a position directly above the gearbox in the transmission tunnel. It is not possible to directly see it from above or below the car.

i would first check for wet carpets in the passenger footwell - this is where the problem first appears.

The Jaguar fix for this problem involves removing the dash and the air-con assembly to replace the drain - there are various other fixes that have varying levels of success.

If you need further info, I have a number of documents I can forward to you but I'll need to work out how to add them to the forum.

 

Hope this helps

 

 

 

 



 

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your not kidding about difficult access to the drain,

took the car down to some friendly chaps and they gave the system a full health check and a regas,now i have proper cold a/c,all ready for the summer now.

Thanks for the help and advice. 

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