bought some 'EZ Chill Auto Air Conditioning Recharge' from halfords
.. £10 refund on empty container ..
( Interdynamics Europe - The AirCon Service in a Can!
hooked it up .. gauge read zero :-(
started to charge it .. compressor kicked in ..
gauge got to the first bit of the green section .. wouldn't go any higher
was aiming for the 71f temp reading ..
when i inverted the container the gauge shot up into the begining of the red section :-/
container right-way-up .. gauge back in green ..
anyhowz .. ended up using the lot ..
( hope i didn't overdo the pressure .. )
ac now works fine .. took a 40 mile drive with windows closed ..
fergot how quiet it can be :-) .. by comparison ..
found some roll-up bamboo-slats window blind .. left over from a d.i.y. house project
be just the right width to fit between the 'a' frames ..
attached two elastic shoelaces to it .. hooked them over the sunvisor clips
now have a windscreen / dashboard shade for when the hippo is parked up .. :-)
( it's facing south when parked at home )