temperature gauge question and a/c
Danton J.A. Cardoso
djacardoso at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 07:48:04 PDT 2008
OK, I know I left out a salient detail... the model of my car... 98 A4
Avant, 28 litre 30 valve.
On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Al Streicher
<streichea001 at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> Let the people reply, they may not hit the nail on the head, BUT they are
> Now, I live in Hawaii, 95% of the people run their A/C all the time.
> My answer is, if you are comfortable with it off, leave it off. If it's
> humid and sticky, turn it on. It all depends on your comfort.
> AC should blow cold within a minute, but that is at the vent opening. Leave
> a window open an inch to exhaust the heat, until you fell cool. I leave the
> switch to block outside air on all the time.
> "It blows warm" Not normal.
> "Is the main fan supposed to run after the car has shut off?"
> Yes, if it has reached a hot enough temp to trip the switch, Normal
> operating temp, after the thermostat has opened. Watch the temp gauge, it
> will rise then fall, a little, and come back up. Thermostat is now open.
> Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Ed Kellock
> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 5:24 AM
> To: Danton J.A. Cardoso
> Cc: quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: temperature gauge question and a/c
> In my opinion, you should feel cool air from the A/C within a minute
> of begin engaged. The only delay in climate control operation I am
> familiar with is in cold weather where the production of heat in the
> cabin is delayed until the engine reaches a certain minimum operating
> temp. I do not know if this applies to your car specifically, however
> it is not relevant to the current question.
> Which model do you have?
> I had a 3 mile commute and ran the a/c. Why not? With a properly
> operating a/c system, it will offer comfort even if it does not bring
> the cabin temp to the set temperature.
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 7:47 PM, Danton J.A. Cardoso
> <djacardoso at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Last week I posted a question about my fan clutch going. Fan clutch
>> was replaced, and the car runs very good, for it appears to have
>> gotten rid of the misfire too. It used feel like the engine was
>> oscillating at idle, and I thought it was typical of a V6. Now, no
>> more oscillating, and the car is quieter at idle, and it appears that
>> it has more performance as well. Now, here is my question. I have a
>> very short commute, about 3-4 miles. When its midday or later in the
>> afternoon when I am driving home from work, with the a/c set at 70,
>> the temperature gauge will start creeping toward normal and hot. In
>> addition, the a/c will blow warm, normal? Also, is the main fan
>> supposed to run after the car has shut off? I know its a short
>> commute, so it may not kick on. However, I am making a three hour
>> drive at highway speeds next week, so maybe it will kick on then when
>> the car is parked?
>> I may sound naive, but its been awhile since I have had a VAG product,
>> the last two were a Landrover and a Landcruiser.
>> Danton J.A. Cardoso
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