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by bohica2xo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions

Clutch should draw 6 to 7 amps. A relay could be used, most new cars have clutch relays because the computer is involved in the operation. The headlight relay mod on early Mopars is a big help. Really any relay that sheds load from that 50 year old harness helps. I did headlamp relays along with a c...
by bohica2xo
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: cold weather, low pressure, cut-off point?
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: cold weather, low pressure, cut-off point?

Knowing that a system is low on refrigerant months ago? STOP running it. With no refrigerant to return the oil, the compressor runs dry. A jumper wire can cost you a compressor. You can charge the system when it is 20f out - if you have the equipment. The system needs to be recovered & evacuated...
by bohica2xo
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions

I just added an external shunt for the ammeter.

http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/threads/repairs-and-upgrades-for-the-charging-system.151601/

I did finish the rest of the electrical, that thread is a few years old. Car still needs paint... Old Mopars are never done.
by bohica2xo
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Thanks for the add and RV2 questions

Yep, there should be a temp control switch with a bulb stuffed in the evaporator. I am guessing this is a B body. The poor fan performance can be several things. Obviously check the ground at the fan motor & the overall health of the motor itself. Power connections from the switch to the motor, ...
by bohica2xo
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What would cause this new compressor failure
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: What would cause this new compressor failure

Looks like a clutch failure, the compressor may be ok. High head pressures can cause a clutch to fail, but there are usually other factors that contribute. Was this an aftermarket compressor? Clutches perform best when they have been burnished a bit, and are dry & clean. The fact that you had a ...
by bohica2xo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Two Condensers connected in series
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Two Condensers connected in series

And there it is. 3 to 5 times a year, every year for the 12 years I have been on this board the same series of questions happens. 1)" My A/C sucks at ide / overheating at idle" 2) Questions about engines, parts, etc. - this can go on for pages. 3) "I got rid of the OEM fan(s) for spac...
by bohica2xo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Two Condensers connected in series
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Two Condensers connected in series

By 1998 those cars already had Parallel Flow condensers. Your OEM unit is 25" x 15" . Just make sure it has enough airflow. Your car was an OEM electric fan vehicle, so make sure all of the seals, dams etc. are still in place for best airflow from the OEM fans. The pusher fans can be good ...
by bohica2xo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Two Condensers connected in series
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Two Condensers connected in series

Given the dribble of information on the vehicle, I can only assume it is a Gen 2 Firebird T/A. Those cars had large, one pass Tube & Fin condensers, which were not as efficient at transferring heat. A modern, dense fin parallel flow condenser has a big advantage. Consider that the entire condens...
by bohica2xo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Two Condensers connected in series
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Two Condensers connected in series

Are there intercoolers in the cooling air path?

Is there room for the condensers you plan to use in the front of the car? Or are they going someplace else?
by bohica2xo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Two Condensers connected in series
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Two Condensers connected in series

Actually, Chrysler used a series condenser in production. The 1996 Town & Country minivan added a second condenser in series when they put in rear A/C.

4" x 26" , and obviously intended for series cooling. P/N 4682591

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