Performance figures

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Performance figures

Post by bernie » 24 Aug 2004, 20:15

BX
Standing start - cold engine
Temperature probe in centre vent
Blower on max.
Start engine
Temp. 21 deg.C
A/c switched on
4 minutes later
6 deg.C
Bloody freezing[:D]
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Post by tomsheppard » 24 Aug 2004, 20:31

That sounds about right. 15 degrees is the right sort of drop. Try going into recirc. after 2 minutes
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Post by bernie » 24 Aug 2004, 23:47

Gets better[:)]
On the road about 30mph[}:)] it go down to -2 deg.C[:D][:D][:D]
Yesterday I had a little fog coming from the vent, very spoooocky[}:)][}:)]
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Post by jkirkwood » 15 Sep 2004, 17:24

OK, that's BX's. Can I expect the same out of a Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDi? reason for asking is that mine is 15 months old and I'm sure it isn't anywhere near that, and slowly getting worse.
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Post by tomsheppard » 15 Sep 2004, 18:42

From what we are told, the BX plant is around the most efficient you can get, so probably not. If you are not getting enough cooling, first check that the condenser isn't blocked with a paper bag or something. Then check the warranty to see if the a/c system is covered. You may need a regas but I'd be concerned if the system had lost a lot of gas in this time, which may point to a leaky system from new which I would insist that Citroen fix...
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Post by alan s » 16 Sep 2004, 16:15

.........also just watch that leaves and dust don't get between the condensor & radiator & foul up the air flow; that has to be kept clear at all times.
Loosen radiator and blow a Karcher or Gerni down between as well as through if possible just to be sure.
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