GBC i agree with you.The problem with people doing there own repairs and installs
(with certain things) stems deeper than causing injury,maybe death and property damage.
The more DIY things get, the more people lose their jobs.My old industry ,radiators & ac ,was
basically single handidly destroyed by ebay and youtube video's.Being a small one man
operation i just couldnt survive.The rent was nudging 1200pw and after a customer had a sad
he sent the EPA and Worksafe around,the old workshop would have needed massive
work done so we shut it down.
The customers where buying rubbish rads off of evilbay at sometimes a 1/3rd of a cost
of what i would buy wholesale,where they the same? no. but no-one cared they just want
the cheapest fix.If they wanted me to fit it i would not give warranty on the radiator
and always warned them about what would happen.This caused arguments.
One guy with a vt commodore has the trans cooler let go and caused a big stink over it.
The mesh from the cheap cooler went into the gearbox and stuffed it.Luckily it
didn't go to court because it wasn't my fault but he rubbished our name and for the
sake of saving a couple of hundred or whatever it was he munched his tranny
and caused all loads of dramas,after that i wouldn't fit another one.
Maybe these people will get the idea when they try to fix things themselves and have
nothing to fall back on (warranty wise) You lunch an auto trans in your 4by or
have an AC compressor let go (and get it fixed properly) your up for some big $$$$
Leave it to the pros.
Things people don't realise is your paying for someone who has done it a thousand times
to do it properly,they know what theyre looking at and how to fix problems correctly.
Your paying for insurance thet their buisiness provides should something go wrong.
You also pay for them to get rid of all your old crap,like an environmental levy.
Usually with a regas if it's leaked right out,they vac the system,chuck dye and oil
in it along with fitting a receiver dryer.If youre getting this done for 150 bucks your lucky.
(i remember seeing someone say they where qouted that) It really is worth getting
a pro to do it.Not only this but they weigh the gas as it enters the system to the exact
weight for that system,then run a thermometer inside the cab and check all
settings and fittings and make sure its all running sweet.
To think you can get an aerosol can of rubbish and somehow "dump it in"
and perform a driveway regas
not really.We used to do similar things
ages back with just a gas bottle and a set of guages and a scale,but it wasn't
the right thing to do and that was eons ago.
"takes almighy climb down from novelty sized soap box."