|02-22-2013 06:15 AM|
'The days when a car aficionado could repair his or her own car are long past, due primarily to the high software content.'
Not so, or only if you give up too easy or believe the propaganda. Cars still have pretty much the same systems, and quite frankly the electronics on top of those systems are frequently not the problem. One just has to go about things in a somewhat different manner. Of course, if one does not like to read he may as well give up, the new technology is out there to be learned about but one has to make the effort. Public library reference sections are loaded with it. Simply listening to your friend or uncle or the family go-to-car-guy is what will not cut it any more, as he is the one that often has not a clue. Those various peoples have literally caused as much or more trouble here onsite as the initial bad part............
|02-22-2013 06:05 AM|
|amc49||From what I saw the oldschool screw together connections on a/c always lasted longer without leaking. I had strings of cars that never leaked any refrigerant to need recharging. Once the quick connect o-rings showed up trouble city then.|
|02-20-2013 02:45 PM|
|02-19-2013 10:25 PM|
|amc49||In my view the luck of the draw, meaning individual cars can have different results. The o-rings provide the most trouble since some leak after one year and some never leak depending on the will of the gods. Ford has always made a/c systems that if gas tight work very well, something wrong that the designer cannot control if they don't freeze your butt off. I have no trouble getting 15 year plus old Ford cars to cool way very well and multiple models.............|
|02-19-2013 07:01 PM|
Temp range pic below
|02-19-2013 06:36 PM|
I had 2 WJs. I agree on the back seat legroom. The AC in mine were cold though, but they were prone to leaks in the coils and the coils were near. impossible to get to.
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|02-19-2013 02:14 PM|
as for the thread
RI usually gets very calm summers but last year we had a few scortchers with high humidity my Focus was quite good at cooling down quickly and staying quite comfortable. this could be though that coming from said jeep which as Jeremy Clarkson once quoted "the ac was like an asthmatic breathing through a straw"
|02-19-2013 11:40 AM|
|robacks||Thanks for all the information, and the quick feedback. Sounds like the A/C will be up to par.|
|02-19-2013 11:22 AM|
If I can't get perforated leather or that fancy stuff (suede/Alcantara?) for my next car purchase, I'll go cloth.
|02-19-2013 10:27 AM|
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