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Re: What the h*** is going on?
>After having some A/C work done last week (dash vents didn't blow cold,
OK. Just after I posted the above I had an errand to run. I fired her up
and started off. Lo! and Behold! I could increase and decrease the
temperature settings. Now the switch which selects inside and outside
temperature displays doesn't work.
The explanation? DAMFINO! Suggestions, please!
Dirty contacts on the head?
I p***ed off the great Audi god?
It's time for another major financial contribution to the great Audi dealer
in the sky?
Was your last $acrifice less than $500? If so, you may well have offended
one or more of the roaming Audi gods and/or godlettes . . . While my last
$acrifice was only $430 (bleed/test/recharge A/C, replace all (!!) three
rear diff mounts), that's only a week after $1600 for new wheels and tires,
so I figure I'll be in their good graces for several weeks yet . . .
P.S. As long as we're on the subject of A/C . . . I took the oppor-
tunity of measuring my UrQ's freshly-charged A/C (harking back
to some previous threads: it is much quieter now! I misremember
who told me that inordinate hissing is a sign of low coolant,
but yeah, you were right! Thanks!). New behaviour is that on
minimum cool, air is regulated at 58-60F, "midway" is about 52-
54F, and "max" cool is right around 45F [temperature of the air
coming out the vents]. Regulation is within about 2F. While the
gross cooling is still no match for my old Mitsubishi, the con-
stant "wind" temperature is a REAL NICE win (the Mitsu, and I
guess most low-brow cars, regulate gross temperature by cycling
the compressor from MAX to OFF, resulting is very large [and
annoying] temperature swings; the Audi on the other hand seems
to use a thermally-massive condensor and, while still cycling
the compressor, changes the trip point to maintain a much more
constant temperature). In particular, a 60F wind is a very
pleasant breeze; a 45F wind is a wrist-ache/headache-inducing
pain! Now to see what happens on a HOT (100F or more) day, and
not these merely-yucky 80/80 (temp/humidity) NewEngland days . . .