Mark's 1999V 825 Sterling Auto Saloon in BRG

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Post by mjc9967 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:18 pm

Yeah I was really glad for the straightforward solution. Suppose 14yrs isnt too bad for first time then eh?
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Post by Richard Moss » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:05 pm

It's generally accepted that even a healthy system will lose up to 10% of its gas per year. It might be less of course, but more than 10% is generally regarded as too much (and therefore indicates a fault).
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Post by mjc9967 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:33 am

Well going by that logic Rich it should take three years or so from 650 down to 470g, so it has done well! Of course I exercise the system whenever I use the car (cold wx or not) to give regular relief from constant px on the HP side. Maybe this is what makes it so long between regasses? On this occasion the car was stood for two months so maybe the straw that broke the camel's back at this juncture...
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Post by Richard Moss » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:24 am

It is important to use the aircon regularly. Some people don't use it at all during the winter (not realising that the warm, dry air it produces will clear the front screen really quickly) - but failing to use it allows seals to dry out and then lose gas more quickly.

Use it or lose it!.
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Post by Russell820i » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:36 pm

Richard Moss wrote:
Use it or lose it!.
Sound advice there! Popped mine on in the Sterling the other day for the first time since i purchased the car, it was like being in the arctic!!!

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Post by CHR15E » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:46 pm

My dad never switches his off.
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Post by Richard Moss » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:28 pm

CHR15E wrote:My dad never switches his off.
Mine doesn't get many rest days, either!
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Post by Very Tall Brad » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:35 pm

Mine is on all the time, too.

In my Lexus LS400 which I bought when it was 3 months old in 2000 and have now done 361000 miles, it is still ice cold and has never needed a top up.
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Post by Alex SBY » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:45 pm

Same on my Jags. Always keep the a/c on. Less so in the Sterlings as I tend to find it a bit draughty at times, but always use it at least once every journey...
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Post by Richard C » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:16 pm

Mine is always on in the Golf although the 800 doesn't have air con lol
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Post by Russell820i » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:03 pm

Very Tall Brad wrote:Mine is on all the time, too.

In my Lexus LS400 which I bought when it was 3 months old in 2000 and have now done 361000 miles, it is still ice cold and has never needed a top up.
That IS impressive!!! :D

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Post by mjc9967 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:11 am

Yeah keeping it on seems the easiest way, just nudge temperature up or down to suit. Always gets a bit of compressor action as some stage of any journey that way it seems.
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Post by Russell820i » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:27 pm

Absolutely beautiful beautiful Sterling sir!!!! :-)

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Re: Mark's 1999V 825 Sterling Auto Saloon in BRG

Post by mjc9967 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:25 am

In keeping with the picture update (well, reposting really) in my Mk1 thread, here's a replacement set of pics for this car:

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For really bang up to date shots and new parking home, see here:
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Re: Mark's 1999V 825 Sterling Auto Saloon in BRG

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:05 pm

Very nice Mark - do my eyes deceive me or is that a set of Mk1 16" Prestige alloys you have on it? :?
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