FAQ

How much to re-gas my Air conditioning system

This depends a lot on the make and model of the vehicle. The basic price is between $135.00 and $185.00.

My air conditioning is not cold anymore!

Could be a range of things from having no refrigerant in the system to an electrical fault.You need to talk with Radiators Plus and have it booked in for a service

Why is my air conditioning not working anymore?

Radiators Plus will first run the vehicle and test to see wether the clutch on the compressor engages.If it doesn’t then we will test to see if there is refrigerant in the system. If no refrigerant in system or very little we then nitrogen test to see if we can see or here leakage.If there is ample refrigerant in system then there is an electrical fault of some description. That will need further testing.

Cars motor has had work done to it or was involved in and accident and needs re-gassing.

No problem, System is fully nitrogen tested for leakage. New dryer, or accumulater (filter) fitted and then the re-gassing can commence.

Cracked or damaged aluminium lines or rubber hoses?

Radiators Plus can replicate any rubber hose and TIG weld in fittings to suit including running full alloy lines

My car is quite old (pre 1991) and my air cond. system hasn’t worked for years?

Your car needs to be “Retrofitted” with the new Refrigerant. This is quite involved and can be quite expensive.Air condioning pumps may sometimes need to be replaced, if not the correct oil must be used that is compatible with R134A refrigerant.Rubber lines need to be fully tested and all orings that you can get to need to be replaced.Late model condensers are more suited to the new R134A refrigerant, TX valves and High pressure switches may need changing.

Cabin filters?

These can be one of the most overlooked items in the air conditioning system. Radiators Plus check and replace cabin filters, after all you go to great lengths to get your air conditioning system to work efficiently and then you go and breath dirty air.

Do I really need to put a new filter (receiver/dryer) on my vehicle?

Yes, for starters it is against regulations not to replace the receiver/dryer filter. It should be changed at every service.Secondly you wouldn’t change your engine oil without changing the oil filter.

How often should I run my air conditioning?

You should run the air conditioning system at least for a few minutes once a week to keep seals and orings from drying out.Run in the winter months on the hot setting to regularly demist windows etc.

I have a leaking oil cooler?

Radiators Plus can repair most oil coolers. Radiators Plus can source quality aftermarket oil coolers, both bar and plate or tube and fin Radiators Plus can also build you a quality oil cooler tested to 300psi.

I have a truck radiator with leaking gasket?

We can fully service truck radiators. We strip down truck radiators replacing gaskets and nuts and bolts, checking tanks for straightness and even having them sandblasted. If the truck radiator is faulty in the core we will quote on a new quality Australian core.

You do custom radiators?

Radiators Plus “boutique radiator “side of the business is Custom Alloy Radiators made to measure. We are one of the only Radiators Shops in Tasmania that completely make a designer radiator from scratch. We use quality Australian made alloy cores, namely PWR. We design tanks to suit, sidebands, brackets for pusher or puller fans, flanged inlet and outlet fittings with quality billet filler necks and bosses. We will make a radiator for absolutely anything from bikes, street machines and rods

You can repare Intercoolers?

We can repair or recore intercoolers. Radiators Plus will make and install intercoolers including Tig welding there own tubing and using silicone hose joiners in all systems. Sports cars, race cars, 4wd’s a speciality.

Are you experienced?

Andrew and my employee have had over 35 years experience in the radiator industry, from manufacturing, repairing, sales and marketing to owning and running Radiators Plus.