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robbie
The air conditioning on the Dec 2008 1.8 Zetec I bought a couple of months ago was not working at all. The Ford dealer seviced it and it's now working but not, I feel, as effectively as it should. I checked the output with a thermistor gauge; with the outside temp at 25deg the aircon got down no lower than 7deg, which feels cool but not cold. In the Vauxhall Corsa I had the lowest setting gave a blast of almost freezing cold. I've got to take it back to the dealer for them to check for leaks (they put in a tracer dye) but would it be possible to find out what the actual performance temperatures are supposed to be?
artscot79
[quote name='robbie' date='08 June 2010 - 10:57 AM' timestamp='1275990456' post='84565']
The air conditioning on the Dec 2008 1.8 Zetec I bought a couple of months ago was not working at all. The Ford dealer seviced it and it's now working but not, I feel, as effectively as it should. I checked the output with a thermistor gauge; with the outside temp at 25deg the aircon got down no lower than 7deg, which feels cool but not cold. In the Vauxhall Corsa I had the lowest setting gave a blast of almost freezing cold. I've got to take it back to the dealer for them to check for leaks (they put in a tracer dye) but would it be possible to find out what the actual performance temperatures are supposed to be?
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the outside temperature has to be above 5 degrees for the aircon to actually work to prevent it from freezing the compressor secondly is it air conditioning you have or climatronic climate control climate control does not get as cold as aircon does and a lot of aircon units now are limited to how far the temperature drops depending on the outside temperature so if its cool outside the aircon wont go freezing cold as this will cause the driver to have headaches however as the outside temp gets hotter the aircon will get colder most cars now dont drop below 5/6 degrees with the aircon on full blast to be honest you dont need it freezing cold its meant to be comfortable not for freezing chickens in lol seriously it doesnt sound like you have an issue at all
robbie
[quote name='artscot79' date='08 June 2010 - 10:20 AM' timestamp='1275991839' post='84568']
the outside temperature has to be above 5 degrees for the aircon to actually work to prevent it from freezing the compressor secondly is it air conditioning you have or climatronic climate control climate control does not get as cold as aircon does and a lot of aircon units now are limited to how far the temperature drops depending on the outside temperature so if its cool outside the aircon wont go freezing cold as this will cause the driver to have headaches however as the outside temp gets hotter the aircon will get colder most cars now dont drop below 5/6 degrees with the aircon on full blast to be honest you dont need it freezing cold its meant to be comfortable not for freezing chickens in lol seriously it doesnt sound like you have an issue at all
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Thanks for this, Artscot. I'm fairly sure it's air con not climatronic. I'm just a tad concerned that it won't be up to the job if & when we get some seriously hot weather. We'll see what they say when I take it in for the check on Thursday.


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