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Old 06-06-2006, 05:16 PM   #11
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well here are the results...

outside temp aprox 85*
inside vehicle temp (at startup) 100*

i then stuck the digital thermometor in the vent (to the right of the steering column) and drove 20 min home from work.

outside temp was the same...
inside the vent was 51*
inside the vehicle was 74*



this was with the ecc on auto but temp down to 60* and the recirc button on.

i'm going to check my friends Malibu Maxx when he gets home... just want to see how it compairs. his car is brand new so i know the AC system works fine.
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When I said 50-60 it'* because that'* what most will probably see. I have seen some cars even lower.

Sounds like on that 20 minute ride the temp was coming down..although the car was pretty steamy to begin with?
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every AC tech guy i speek to says that it should cool down the air about 30 cooler then what the out side temp is.
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When I said 50-60 it'* because that'* what most will probably see. I have seen some cars even lower.

Sounds like on that 20 minute ride the temp was coming down..although the car was pretty steamy to begin with?
right... i don't think that i see a 30* difference (like when its 100, i don't think its 70 in the car) but it does cool it off... i just thought it would be cooler.

anyhow, learned a little about my AC system today.
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yeah prety much if its like 90F or hotter its better to just have the windows down
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yeah prety much if its like 90F or hotter its better to just have the windows down
when its that hot out i prefer top down and doors off... oh wait. i don't have a jeep

yup, first car with AC, i wanna use it!
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yeah prety much if its like 90F or hotter its better to just have the windows down
when its that hot out i prefer top down and doors off... oh wait. i don't have a jeep

yup, first car with AC, i wanna use it!
lol yeah, i only use the ac when its raining and its hot in the car/ fogging up, but if its nice out i have the windows down, also saves gas
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Anything you can do to "nurse" the system will get you comfortable faster. Consider rolling down all the windows when you first get in the car, while the a/c is running. This will get the really hot air out of the car, while the system begins to send cool air to the vents. It will significantly help.
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I hear that if your freon levl is down, then there is a leak in your system. AC systems are not suppose to lose any freon........is what I hear
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I have never heard that... I have heard that it is normal to loose a few oz'* in a years time...

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