08 Fit AC temperature differential is?

Discussion in 'Fit' started by Dillon Pyron, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Dillon Pyron

    Dillon Pyron Guest

    What's the "optimal" temperature differential for an 08 Fit? Some
    people think that an AC unit should blow the same temperature whether
    it's 85 or 105, but I know better.

    How much should I be looking at. Yes, it's a small compressor, but
    I'd just like to have a number to watch for over the next 10-12 years
    that I own the car.

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    Dillon Pyron, Jun 7, 2009
  2. Dillon Pyron

    L Alpert Guest

    In either case (85 or 105), when recirculating the air inside the
    cabin, it should be able to attain the same mean cabin temperature, it
    just may take a little longer. It may be warmer around the
    L Alpert, Jun 7, 2009
  3. Dillon Pyron

    Woody Guest

    A temperature probe in the center console port (closest to evap output)
    should always be around 40 degrees That is with it on recirculation mode. If
    you want to make sure it is always in good operating mode get the service
    manual and follow the check procedures.
    Woody, Jun 11, 2009
  4. Dillon Pyron

    Dillon Pyron Guest

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant at startup. It was 98 today and will
    probably be 100+ this weekend. Even with all four windows cracked a
    little and the sunshade up (with the nose into the sun), it still
    takes 15 minutes or so on recirc. I usually close the front windows
    and crack the rears open a little more for a few minutes. Ray & Tom
    suggested this. With PhDs in chemistry and physics, I bow to their
    wisdom on this tactic.

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    Dillon Pyron, Jun 12, 2009
  5. Of course.

    That's why you don't run it on recirc when you first get in. You should
    open all the windows (and sunroof if so equipped) for the first couple
    of minutes, and blast the A/C with incoming air.

    That will blast the furnace air out of the car, and quickly bring it
    down to outside levels. Then you close it up and hit recirc.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 12, 2009
  6. Dillon Pyron

    L Alpert Guest

    I agree with Elmo. your recirculating internal air that is probably
    20-40 degrees higher then the outside air....

    In either case, the higher the differential (actual - preferred), the
    longer it will take.
    L Alpert, Jun 14, 2009
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