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Old 07-12-2021, 11:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Air conditioning usually can work on heating too, so it's not useless even in cold weather.
True. Scanguage shows the Prius uses the AC for heat depending on which vents you have on. Even when the defrost and AC buttons are not pushed. Defrost is why i mentioned he might wanna fix it. Foggy windows suck ass to drive with.

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Old 07-13-2021, 08:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Funny that this came up. I was about to ask a technical question about my AC.

I think if I grenaded the compressor, Iíd pull it all out and enjoy the weight savings. Thatís expensive and requires some fairly professional attention which Iím not willing to pay for (nor able...I blame my watch habit.) Otherwise...if itís basically working and just needs a fairly minor repair, yeah, Iíd try to save it.

I quit trucking and have a couple of jobs right now. One is basically out in the elements out in humid subtropical Texas. Highs this week should be around 95*f (35*c), generally with high humidity, so this is the first time in my life where I genuinely want the small luxury of air conditioning in my car.
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Not sure if I would be OK with propane leaking under the hood.
I actually had a major leak (that I caused trying to find a small leak) on my home A/C filled with propane that I braze weld shut while it was leaking. Yes it made a mini torch out of the leak area and I wouldn't want to try that again but it wasn't as catastrophic as you would think. Actually had it been filled with freon still, that event would have made much more deadly phosgene gas in my basement.
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I wouldn't want to try that again but it wasn't as catastrophic as you would think. Actually had it been filled with freon still, that event would have made much more deadly phosgene gas in my basement.
Either way or another, I'd rather drain the gas before working on the plumbing of an air conditoner. On a sidenote, was it out of question to patch the leaking area with Araldite or something similar?

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