Now ... for a real live torture test .... IN PHOENIX ARIZONA
The short of it:
When crossing the desert in 115 degree heat on Friday my AC would work for about 40 minutes then the air flow would dwindle down to nothing. The cabin, with full sun pouring in, would then climb to 130 degrees+. Me and my dogs were MISERABLE. The reason the airflow reduces to zero is not because of a problem with the fan, but instead because the unit gets covered with ice. That blocks air from flowing through.
After repositioning the sensor this morning we took the car for a 2 hour test dirve in middle of the day 116 degree heat in the desert. The AC never failed. In fact we took a thermometer with us to measure the temps.
outside: 116 degrees, no clouds, full sun
inside: Full blast AC held the cabin at 81 degrees. Not super comfey but very close to it! This was measured several times during the drive and with two adults in the car.
Vent Air Temperature: An incredible 49 degrees. Measured several times toward the end of the drive. Felt very nice when directed onto the face or arms.
This is with the roof on of course.
All in all I'm very happy with this fix.
- outside temp pic during 2 hour test
- cabin temp pic
- vent wind temp pic
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