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Old 07-07-2005, 10:03 PM   #11
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took a quick run out for lunch, in six miles of travel, 5 frwy 1 city, temp on the vent guage went from 120degrees to 49-50degrees.
6 miles...and 70 degress...Gee that seems really good to me.
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Yeah..figure it out... if the outside air temp is 100 and it passes over about a 30 degree evap core then what temp is it when it'* getting to you at the vent? Under 60 seems pretty good now doesn't it?
not really. Even the 2000+ Bonnevilles dont' have much better of an AC system. Our 00 SIlverado gets MUCH colder too. I think a big factor is the smaller occupant cabin though?
the girl'* aurora gets much colder than my bonnie.. and much faster...
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Yeah..figure it out... if the outside air temp is 100 and it passes over about a 30 degree evap core then what temp is it when it'* getting to you at the vent? Under 60 seems pretty good now doesn't it?
not really. Even the 2000+ Bonnevilles dont' have much better of an AC system. Our 00 SIlverado gets MUCH colder too. I think a big factor is the smaller occupant cabin though?
the girl'* aurora gets much colder than my bonnie.. and much faster...
That'* why you drive the bonne...I'm sure of it.
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took a quick run out for lunch, in six miles of travel, 5 frwy 1 city, temp on the vent guage went from 120degrees to 49-50degrees.
6 miles...and 70 degress...Gee that seems really good to me.
I left work at 4pm and the temp on the vent gauge said 135degrees when I got in the car.
Instantly the sweat starts to fall from my forehead. Usually I open a window for some quick relief but not today, nope, I wanted to test it at it'* extreme....(I must be nuts)....
The climate control outside temp says it is 119, I know it isn't 119 out there but I was parked right up against a concrete wall that is 30feet tall facing the hot sun and I am sure that the heat transfering from the wall and pavement to my car has to be tremendous. This trip home finds me traveling 5 miles to the frwy then 15 miles on that.
I quickly started on my trip home and the temp readouts started to drop rapidly for a short time. The ext temp stopped at 110 and the vent gauge dropped to 125 and then took its time. By the time I reached the frwy 5 miles later the vent gauge dropped to 70 and once I went from city stop and go to frwy driving the temp dropped to 47-50 degrees.
I realized that I will not park in my usual spot anymore and I am going to be looking for a nice spot.
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Sounds like you have it nailed down as working really well.

The other day Randy'* car was reading 120 ...yeah..in new england!!!!
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Sounds like you have it nailed down as working really well.

The other day Randy'* car was reading 120 ...yeah..in new england!!!!
wow, new england!!!!!

I just realized my car is white in color, imagine what would I be going through if I had a black color car
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