[V6-12v] How to get rid of that annoying sheen on the inside of windows
tomchr at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 20:09:51 EST 2006
You may be confusing coolant (antifreeze) with R134 (the A/C
refrigerant). My A/C works fine.
Telltale signs of a blown heater core: Curry soup smell when the heat
is turned on. Often the windshield will steam up when you use the
I don't know what the telltale signs of a blown evaporator would be
other than the A/C wouldn't be able to hold a charge. But the
evaporator is supposed to be a weak spot on the B4 bodies. If you are
changing the evaporator anyway, it definitely makes sense to change
the heater core ($25 part). Evaporators are bloody expensive
On 11/25/06, David Torrey <davidtorrey2004 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Tom -
> I have the same problem. Is your A/C still working?
> Mine is not and I am wondering if I have a refrigerant
> leak that came through the duct work on to my
> windshield? Just a thought.
> --- Tom Christiansen <tomchr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nate,
> > On 11/24/06, Nathan White <natwhite at mnsi.net> wrote:
> > > Hopefully it isn't coolant residue from a leaky
> > heater core.
> > Actually, I did replace the heater core last spring.
> > It was leaking
> > from the top and not into the heater box so I didn't
> > get any steam on
> > the window. But you're right. Coolant is a bitch to
> > get out of
> > anything. When the heater core in the Camaro I used
> > to drive blew I
> > spent hours with hot water and a shopvac trying to
> > get the coolant out
> > of the carpet. No matter what I did there was still
> > an annoying greasy
> > residue left in the carpet.
> > But in case of my Audi, the rear window is actually
> > the worst
> > affected. So I think I can rule out coolant as the
> > root cause in my
> > case.
> > Tom
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