Service & Maintenance Milky Stream Seen on Air Con Sight Glass - Does this mean low refrigerant?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Accord_N22, Monday 29th Aug, 2016.

  1. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hi All,

    Noticed my air con output is not as strong anymore although still cold it takes a while to get cold on a hot day.
    I read somewhere that the air con sight glass should be checked, which should give you an indication of what the system is doing.

    I ran the car and turned on the aircon full blast for 10 mins. See video of what is seen on the sight glass.

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    A milky stream, does this suspect that the refrigerant may need charging?
    Of course there could be other issues like a leak etc.

    I assume a Honda dealer would be the best place to go to recharge the system?

    Cheers All
     
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  2. Nighthawk Guest

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    I had my aircon redone 2 years ago at Aylesbury Honda. It cost £65 and a health check (of course there was nothing wrong). Its still cold across the range. Ask them to put a stink bomb in it too to clean it all out (no charge when I asked). They also did a full service check on it for that price too. Well worth it. Its possible to overfill, so for the sake of a bit extra, I took it to Honda for it to get done properly.
     
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  3. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Doing work on Airco at the moment, so giving this a bump, anyone know what to look for in the sight glass?
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The slight glass should not have too many bubbles when in operation foaming and misting would indicate low on refrigerant.
     
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