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i have a 2013 note acenta premium and went to top up the a/c, however the universal trigger gauge that i have seems to be too short to go onto the low pressure side of the a/c system. Do ineed an adapter to get this to work or do i have to take the car to an a/c specialist, thanks for all help received.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't attempt to top mine up..
I've got the same model as you and i believe it is filled with a particularly 'different' gas to most other systems.
Personally I'd take it to a good specialist.
 

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Thanks for your helpful answer, i probably will have to go to a specialist,it's just that iv'e always managed to top up my previous vehiles a/c with no problem, the Note seems to have a longer valve which i'm guessing means a visit to an a/c specialist. Thanks again.
 

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It could be a longer valve than other cars to stop you mixing the two types of refrigerant available ?
That could be costly if you did.
 

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That sounds like a reasonable answer to me, will take it to a/c specialist soon, thanks for your help.
 

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I guess your top-up system is for the common R134a. But Note E12 in Europe uses R1234yf which is much more expensive and a bit more flammable. It is for dealing with global warming. The hoses are incompatible by design to avoid mixing by mistake.
 

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I guess your top-up system is for the common R134a. But Note E12 in Europe uses R1234yf which is much more expensive and a bit more flammable. It is for dealing with global warming. The hoses are incompatible by design to avoid mixing by mistake.
Thanks for your reply, this would appear to be the problem, many thanks for the clarification.
 

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Note e12 in Europe uses R1234yf gas if you search online you can find DIY top up kits from about £65 to £70 including connecting gauge. I am looking to get my car air con fixed as it's not blowing cold air at all so I am taking it to AC specialist. I think these top kits would be ok if your AC not particularly cold.
 

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Thanks for your reply,turns out the magnetic clutch on the compressor is not working,checked the fuse its ok so it's of to the garage for my car. thanks to all those who replied.
 
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