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by B52bombardier1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Seeking help with my Lexus/Toyota A/c
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Seeking help with my Lexus/Toyota A/c

I've had vehicles where the evaporator fins start growing a moldy film that smells like gym socks worn way too many times. There is an aerosol chemical in a can that can be sprayed into the evaporator case to kill the mold.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford Focus MK2 break 2006 AC issues
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Ford Focus MK2 break 2006 AC issues

Most vehicles should turn on the radiator electric fan immediately with the A/C turned on to put cooling air through the fins of the condenser. This limits compressor head pressures and aids in cooling the liquid refrigerant as it flows through the condenser. Put a household fan blowing onto the A/C...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2002 Pontiac Ram Air Trans Am ac is not cooling properly
Replies: 54
Views: 3055

Re: 2002 Pontiac Ram Air Trans Am ac is not cooling properly

Do your fans have a wattage number stamped on them somewhere or maybe online somewhere? If yes, we can derive the amps. Maybe, let's say = 240 watts? 20 amps x 12 volts = 240 watts.

A clamp on ammeter can also measure amperage though maybe less accurately.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs

The Haynes Manual for your Chevelle does not list capacities for R12 or its oil. I have it on competent authority (Team Chevelle web site) that a 1970 A-body with a C-60 compressor took 60 ounces of R12. What compressor are you running, C-60 or maybe an A-6? I cannot find a reference for a 1969 A-bo...
by B52bombardier1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2014 GMC Sierra not cooling well
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: 2014 GMC Sierra not cooling well

Could also be a blend door "air valve" mixing problem in the dash - heater air mixing with cold air.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C Temp Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: A/C Temp Issues

I was at 42-43 F here in Louisiana yesterday at about 150-200 feet above sea level. Very humid air in the summer. I think my temps would be a little lower if it was less humid around here but overall, I'm happy at 42 degrees at the center vent of my 70 El Camino running 2000 RPM in a modern R134 sys...
by B52bombardier1
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1988 corvette, don't understand what it's doing?
Replies: 58
Views: 12461

Re: 1988 corvette, don't understand what it's doing?

I'm using a Four Seasons Fan Relay kit - part number 35879 - to make one of the E-fans on my 70 Chevy El Camino kick on the instant that the AC compressor clutch engages. This kit has a special compressor wire that overrides the wait time for the engine temperature to kick a fan on. This also helps ...
by B52bombardier1
Sat May 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: An inquiry about A/C compressors failure
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: An inquiry about A/C compressors failure

Its all about the dollars. The manufacturer and the dealerships want you to return and pay for a more expensive repair. Planned obsolescence.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 3231

Re: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion

I would get a set of gauges, a can of refrigerant with oil, maybe with a little dye and top it off. If it is a slow leak and if your compressor can still develop good pressure, I'd run it for at least the upcoming summer season and see what happens. The leak check dye in the can can tell you where t...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 3231

Re: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion

You asked: "Why does the company say it will fail and need replacement"? Answer: Because they want your money to replace the parts.

Rick

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