[Vwdiesel] 2000 TDI a/c question - and a brief description of the A/C system
sshourds at flash.net
Sun Jun 6 22:28:41 PDT 2010
That's why VW Diesel owners are smarter: not only can they fix the
system, they can give great, well-written descriptions of the system.
As far as being better looking as well, that's just a point of fact.
I appreciate the explanations from all. Combined with my rough
knowledge of the system and some half-remembered chemistry class
knowledge (I ran a supercritical fluid extractor in grad. school--forgot
about that), I think I have it. Took me a few days to assimilate it
I always do worry about the big, catastrophically expensive parts like
compressors in a car with 267,000 miles, but I'll hope for the best.
Hope is cheaper.
What seems to happen is that the airflow through the vents is reduced.
I normally run the system on fan speeds 1-2. When the problem really
hit, I'd been driving almost an hour on recirculate and when I cranked
the fan to speed 4, all I got was a lot of noise and very little (but
cold) airflow. Turning off the recirculate helped. That was before the
added can of 134a, and I've not had to drive a lot since. Tomorrow,
however, I'll have to make the same trip in even hotter weather. I'll
let y'all know. I'll also put on an extra layer of anti-perspirant,
just in case.
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