air con causing overheating
OK, heres an interesting one. Driving down through Belgium on Friday, very hot, ac on max, glanced down and see temperature gauge at 110 - last but one bar !!
Panick and slow down, up till this point been cruising at 85 on empty autoroute, slowing down doesn;t help much, then i turn off a/c, almost immediate drop in engine temperature back to circa 90 !!!
On the journey back on sunday i play around and when the a/c is on its increases engine temperature considerably, didn;t find out how much as i panicked at 110. Seem to be able to balance it, if a/c is on about 21deg and fan speed 1, provided i carry speed on the motorway.
The a/c could do witha re gas, its still cold, but not as cold as it was.
Anyone suffered with this? anyone shed any light as to the problem,
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