Worst case - as in mine, the evaporator behind the dash is leaking and needs the dash pulling out. Hopefully, in your case is a stone chip in the condenser at the front or leaky seal. Also often overlooked are the service valves which can leak but are easily replaced.
Will have a shot and let you know - may take car to ATS for a refill (£45) first leave it a couple of days and then have a go....we shall see.
In my experience, the leak sealant stuff only delays the inevitable. Better to find the actual issue and fix it now.
If you are going to have the system refilled make sure that UV dye is added so you can see where it us leaking.
1996 XJS Celebration Conv. (shown on the JEC stand at NEC Nov 2015)
2001 XKR Convertible
1989 XJ-S V12 Coupe. 2006 XJ TDVi Sovereign. 1995 XJ6 3.2. 2013 XF 2.2d. 2009 X Type 2.0d Sovereign estate
XJ40 on the other hand needs regassing once a year (£65) in the spring. I have also used this kit from Amazon that stopped the system from wheezing over a winter time once - worked fine - I use the air-con to keep the windows condensation/mist-free-free as well as to keep cool when hot - there is a water leak somewhere in the front passenger footwell area that no-one seems to be able to fix. Here is the link to the kit;
Ripping out the dash to get to the condensor on a car worth £1.5K does not appeal and paying someone to do that would be very expensive. Fix is better than fudge but not at any price.
1994 Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign
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2010 BMW E92 3 Series Coupe heavy oil burner
1996 Daimler Six LWB
2004 Volvo S60 D5 (RICA 210bhp)
1985 E28 BMW M535
Worked really well even during this years heatwave.
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