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Old 05-19-2017, 06:37 PM   #51
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JJones -- if the puller is capable of moving the air, you might try picking up some foam rubber window insulation (Home Depot, Lowe's) and closing off the gap between condenser and rad. Or relocating condenser flush up against the rad. That's how mine is, condenser flush on rad -- no extra fans needed. I'm seeing 36F air on an 88F day (likely 95-100F in the garage when charging/measuring). Granted, the system's are different -- but 52F air ain't gonna be much help come July/Aug once the car really heats up inside.

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:52 PM   #52
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I did an evaporator today on a 95 Maxima. After the repair I only got 60 degree vent temps and high 50s while on the freeway. The drier was not done. High side pressures were barely at 150psi. I wanted higher.

I also did an A.C. recharge on a 1996 Astrovan and could only get it to 60 degrees. I was less than stoked. No new drier.

I also did a recharge on a 2001 ish Dodge truck after the customer did his own hose replacement and only got 60 degree vent temps.

All of this is by the beach in 70 degree weather. On a car less than 8 years or so old I expect 42 degrees at idle. I have achieved this many times after, say, a compressor clutch failure on a 2009 Civic.

The point is, once a system has been cracked open and dirt and moisture gets in, who knows how much oil is I the system, and a 10+ year old compressor, I feel lucky if I can get it down to the low 40's.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:42 AM   #53
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I am no doubt losing some potential by not having flushed out the system and no knowledge of the amount of oil in there. Problem is, I am 5 months into PA school, live in a cabin in the woods with minimal tools, and honestly just have very little time to put towards this. Plan is to get a fan setup working so that I have some function at a stop and make it thru the current summer. Maybe next summer during clinicals or possibly during my 2 week break in September, I can go about flushing it and finding this things full potential.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:14 AM   #54
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Thanks again Kenunot for the wiring guide, it was quick and easy using an old relay I had laying around. Low-speed of the 940 e-fan is now on with the a/c clutch and I have colder air at idle. Going to swing by Lowe's and pick up some insulation to force all the air being pulled by the fan to come thru the condensor, thanks for that idea M.H. Yount. Most of the air is being pulled thru it already but if I can seal up the gaps around the radiator, which looks quick and easy to do, then it should be even better. After that, I'm just going to have to call it good for the summer and make improvements next time I get a break.

Thanks everyone for following along, giving your suggestions, and for helping me get this thing working!
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #55
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Push the recerculate button in. No need to keep pulling in non conditioned air.
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