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greycorsa
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7th Aug 03 at 00:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is it any good on corsa B's? effective?

comments appreciated

thankyou
Munchie
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7th Aug 03 at 00:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

teri maa
greycorsa
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7th Aug 03 at 00:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanx for that munch

i meant comments on the subject in question. not comments about anythin. but thanx anyway

[Edited on 07-08-2003 by greycorsa]
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7th Aug 03 at 00:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

doesnt any1 on CS have AC ? !
IntaCepta
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7th Aug 03 at 00:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its too much money for what its worth to fit.

if u haven't got a/c as standard don't bother.

its not like we gonna have this weather all year round

i just drove around with my head outta the window lol
Wolfy
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7th Aug 03 at 00:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by IntaCepta


i just drove around with my head outta the window lol


i got pulled over by an under cover cop for doing that yesterday.
called me ace ventura then told me to keep my hands and arms inside the 'auto mobile' at all times.


yet at this time 3 cars doing well over 60 in a 30 zone shot past and what did he do. NOWT!

w@nkers all cops are!
Corsa_Sri_93
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7th Aug 03 at 00:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive got a/c on my 1.6 sport and when i put it on it feels like im towing a fuking train... but... its nice and cold !!!
wouldnt wanna be without it now that ive had it.
IntaCepta
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7th Aug 03 at 00:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the heat does become unbearable sometimes. had to pull over a couple of times.
but in traffic ques u have to put up with it!!
greycorsa
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7th Aug 03 at 01:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nah im not thinkin of gettin it put in. ive seen a corsa that im interested in. its got AC. just wanted to know if it was any good.

why does it feel like your towin a train corsa_sri_93 ? does it make a difference to the performance of ur car?
IntaCepta
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7th Aug 03 at 01:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its supposed to drink loads of petrol,
and when they go faulty, they are very difficult to put right again.
wytey
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7th Aug 03 at 01:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

got it in my corsa c, feckin ace was stuck on M62 leaving Leeds a few weeks back, frigging accident on the Bradford junction 3 hours of crawling....bloody hot too aircon saved the day only opened the window when I needed to smoke

aye, with it on, u notice the car is sluggish but hey.... rather that than roast to death

[Edited on 07-08-2003 by wytey]
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7th Aug 03 at 01:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does AC only work when all your windows are shut or somethin? how does it work?
wytey
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7th Aug 03 at 01:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nah u can have it on with windows open, but rather pointless
greycorsa
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7th Aug 03 at 01:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

whats the diffrence between AC and havin ur windows open then?
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7th Aug 03 at 01:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

open windows = ambient/outside air, altho at high speeds can be rather cold

ac = well...same as a building ac, the air comes out quicker, not sure how it works, kinda bores me lol, but prolly like a fridge, with compressed air or summat like that Zzzzzz

[Edited on 07-08-2003 by wytey]
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7th Aug 03 at 01:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so how does this make ur car drink lotsa petrol?

and it comes outta the vents right? so isnt it just same as settin temp on cold and turnin the fan on?
wytey
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it's much colder than turning fans on full on coldest setting been a life saver recently

as for the petrol, not sure how or why, just heard it does, but I presume it's becoz it puts a heavy load on the system when u have it on.
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like someone said its kinda like a compressor from a fridge but its bolted onto the engine... basically takes air from outside and compresses it and cools it then pumps it into the cabin of the car through the vents. It affects the performance of your car and drinks more petrol coz the compressor runs off the engine so when you run the a/c some of the engine power is being lost to power the compressor. Geddit ??
a/c doesnt just do cold tho, it will do any temp you set it at and the air it pumps is very dry so is great for de-misting your windows too...
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The temperature is actually lowered using absorbtion of the heat when a refrigerant expands and evaporates after being compressed by the compressor and then passed in to the low pressure part of the system. And yes, running a compressor is a bit of a strain on your engine, hence you loose a bit of power and drink a bit more fuel.

It works better if your windows are shut and you recirculate the air in the car using the slider as you're cooling air thats already cold and none is escaping and being replaced by outside air which is warmer.


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7th Aug 03 at 05:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine has air con put it on middle vents on about number 2 blower at least and it does go cold. I thought mine was not working but when it was megga hot last week i left it on then got back in car after 10 mins megga cold
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7th Aug 03 at 06:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I was thinking of putting A/C in my Astra, but I got quoted about 2k to install it from one place, didn't bother phoning up anywhere else for quotes after that, kind of put me off!

Cheaper just to sell my car and get an Astra CDX or something that has it as standard.

Maybe I should get the portable A/C machine that I'm planning on buying for home soon, and coupled with some kind of power inverter/transformer thing, use it in my car plugged in to the cigarette lighter!

300 better than 2000!
Robbo
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7th Aug 03 at 07:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

A/c is beautiful
Robbo
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Hey, I've got August Feature Car next to my name
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Well done, mate!
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