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05-18-2018 12:51 PM
SirLotus Blower motor to resistor pack
05-17-2018 09:25 AM
exigegus https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f313...4/#post1354695

looks like ~90 ccw from the other wire
05-17-2018 09:05 AM
exigegus I think it goes right opposite the other wire

Has someone modded that? wire coming from inside the recirc plenum....

oh, and I think iif you look up blower motor resistor you will find pics
05-17-2018 08:34 AM
LotusSG2057 would anyone happen to know where this orange wires goes to? it somehow popped off and i was trying to figure out where to plug it into last night, but gave up after 30 mins. I will attach a photo. any help would be greatly appreciated. by the way does anyone have a diagram or photo of the motor blower fan as is so i can see where the orange wire goes
07-06-2017 06:41 AM
exigegus they loaded for me, so maybe try on a different computer
07-06-2017 06:00 AM
ZeRoSL all the scribd pages didnt load for me, but i saw a post about their networks blocking which might, but should not be the case on my computer
07-06-2017 05:00 AM
exigegus Which links are not working?

There are several to the 'improved ac' page, at least some work, but htey are all trying to go to the same place, otherwise there are not many.

Look up also 'Tony Wa mod"
07-06-2017 04:36 AM
ZeRoSL I want to bump and just repeat that I cannot get to many of the links to look up and see a lot of the pictures
07-15-2016 01:17 PM
Falsey Just came across this thread and want to say thank you to everyone for posting all their findings! Did the recirculating panel on driver side by using a 1/4" bit, took the heads off the rivets but the bodies fell in, however there are no rattles and won't do any damage or anything so no reason to worry. AC blows much better! 5 minute mod was definitely worth it. Leaving the passenger side on. Thanks again
07-14-2016 08:03 PM
exigegus Pry it open from the top?

drill the rivets remove them

look at my thread re:
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f313...rework-348738/

I have no icing thus far.

the fan is not the problem, period

I recently messed with the diverter assembly and found no easy way to increase flow. In the linked thread I propped open the heater door, that helps

removing the diverter flaps that control vent vs defrost makes flow worse. Trying to make the corners radiused makes flow worse. I do not have enough knowledge to go any further.


My mods[built on the shoulders of others] make the ac work like a real car

fan just isn't the issue, leakage is the issue
07-14-2016 06:56 PM
powersteer
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do you have the recirc panels removed?

there is a thread on blowers, IIRC with little progress noted
I've had it pried open from the top, shouldn't be impeding flow anymore.
Just hope there is a way to drive the blower at it's maximum or upgrade to a higher flow unit.

If the air flow increases, i believe this will also root out any evaporator icing issues some of us face.
07-14-2016 03:20 PM
XtinctElise
We need a SuperCharger for our AC

Removing the footwell panels definitely helps. I thought the same thing so when I had the airbox out I looked at the blower motor. It does in-fact move a ton of air. I further sealed some potential air leaks, but it only helped slightly.

I agree that most of the air must be getting lost/blocked in the plumbing, but have never looked at all the plumbing to see if there would be any way to make it more free flowing.

I would be interested too if anyone else has looked at the plumbing route. I really am only interested in the AC vents. Maybe blocking off the lower or upper vents would push more air out the AC vents?
07-14-2016 08:45 AM
exigegus do you have the recirc panels removed?

there is a thread on blowers, IIRC with little progress noted
07-14-2016 07:51 AM
powersteer
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Originally Posted by exigegus View Post
The blower pushes a ton of CFM, unfortunately it gets lost in the distribution plumbing. I estimate 200cfm comes out of the heater box, less then 100 gets out of the vents. If you have removed the cover plates on the recirc vents that is the biggest change.

The blower is actually huge
Does anyone have the model number of the blower? will try to search for it's specifications.

The blowers on my Toyota can roar at maximum speed, this blower seem to trickle out only

(it is of cos not scientific to compare mass flow base on noise levels)
07-14-2016 02:53 AM
exigegus The blower pushes a ton of CFM, unfortunately it gets lost in the distribution plumbing. I estimate 200cfm comes out of the heater box, less then 100 gets out of the vents. If you have removed the cover plates on the recirc vents that is the biggest change.

The blower is actually huge
07-13-2016 06:47 PM
powersteer Have anyone successfully upgraded the A/C blower? Personally, i will prefer a blower that pushes more CFM
11-09-2015 05:58 AM
s2077s
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This is a very common problem that is caused by heat soak. The heat from the radiator is heating the ambient air in the main air duct. The answer is to insulate the duct as illustrated in this thread.
Michael
Would upgrading to a better radiator with better top mounted fans lessen the heat soak issues? I mean, there is only this much you can insulate. The A/C is really killing me....I need some form of major revamp.
08-31-2015 11:22 AM
Lotex Worst part of the elise is mediocre at best a/c!
04-26-2015 07:10 PM
sturgeongeneral
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This is a very common problem that is caused by heat soak. The heat from the radiator is heating the ambient air in the main air duct. The answer is to insulate the duct as illustrated in this thread.
Michael
At first I thought it was heat soak but when I played with the recirculation control it sounded like the door flap moved and now blows cold air. I was wondering if there was a common problem with the door flap sticking?
04-26-2015 08:28 AM
SirLotus
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@SirLotus , I had an issue where if the ac was not on the vents would blow HOT air all the time. I played with all the air buttons and when I switched the system to recirculated air the air cooled off. I could hear the actuator move when it happened. Now my interior fan will blow cool air instead of hot air without the ac on and ac seems cooler. I take it either the hot water valve or a door flap was not functioning properly. Any thoughts?
This is a very common problem that is caused by heat soak. The heat from the radiator is heating the ambient air in the main air duct. The answer is to insulate the duct as illustrated in this thread.
Michael
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