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Old 07-06-2021, 12:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Fix it.

Then hyper mile your a/c.

Just like you would pulse and glide , except you’re using the a/c on-off switch as needed instead the clutch or neutral.

The older I get, the more I appreciate a/c...




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In most of the United States, the average summer temperature is 7-8C higher than in Amsterdam, at least according to sources I could find. In parts of the American southwest, afternoon temperatures can reach as high as 50C.

I grew up in one of the hottest and most humid regions, where the dew point could exceed 24C, and I got by without A/C. If I lived in the Netherlands, I probably would not repair it, personally. But, I understand people are adapted to their environments, and what's mild and comfortable to me, may not be to you.
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After looking at your weather the only reason i would repair your air conditioner is to keep the window from fogging up in the rain.
Air conditioning usually can work on heating too, so it's not useless even in cold weather.
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Buy a good used air conditioner and part out the old one. Skip having to put it back together.
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Buy a good used air conditioner and part out the old one. Skip having to put it back together.
Had it been as easy as replacing a window-unit home air conditioner...
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Mad Max Ecomodders.
Propane = much safer (about 1500 times) for the environment, easily available, inexpensive, just as good as a refrigerant, bigger molecules are less likely to leak.

So it's flammable when mixed properly with oxygen. I suppose that 18 gallons under the back seat of gasoline with lines and vents and electric pumps going all over is good to go.

We had one of those little camping propane bottles, which would be more than enough to refill a car A/C, leak INSIDE our Suburban one camping trip and its was uneventful as opening the doors and airing it out. If the A/C leaked it would be under the hood and easily vented away.
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If the A/C leaked it would be under the hood and easily vented away.
Not sure if I would be OK with propane leaking under the hood.
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Not sure if I would be OK with propane leaking under the hood.
I believe you're confusing the concept of large quantity leaks with the typical failure mode of A/C seal leakage. One doesn't get much of a combustion event on these. You have more potential energy leaking from a typical liquid fueled vehicle than you'd ever have with R22 (propane) since the typical refrigerant content of an auto is about 16 ounces maximum. That's parked. Moving with engine bay airflow would be even less. Finally, historically, in a puncture causing accident, I have no knowledge of an incident where propane caused a vehicle fire. Tesla batteries OTOH......
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I believe you're confusing the concept of large quantity leaks with the typical failure mode of A/C seal leakage.
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