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Poor AC performance Punto 1.3 MJD

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by gReyHound, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    New Delhi,HP 48
    New Delhi,HP 48
    Grande Punto 1.3
    thanks cinju..good work by vijay khasa................
  2. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Actually Iam facing AC problem in my MJD. See the AC Compressor. There are2 pipes.

    One is High pressure line ( Thin pipe) which runs hot at the time of AC is on
    another one is low pressure line (Thick pipe) which runs cool . Right ?

    When I put AC on & even aftetr 15 min I touch the low pressure AC line,pipe does not become cool.
    Infact low pressure AC pipline must become cold like a Antartica .
    Low pressure AC pipe not only should become cool but also it should become frozen.
    Then cabin will become chilled within 3-4 min.

    But in my MJD low pressure AC pipe line is not becoming cold/cool. That's why my cabin is becoming cool after 30 min.

    2 Possiblities

    1) In accident job,I had replaced AC Condensor. Now AC Condensor has become little bit leaky.There are sticky oil stains on fins of AC Condensor. Means AC Condensor has minor leak. I had showed dealer oily AC Condensor,but as routine and as per my frequent bad luck dealer denied the leaky AC Condensor.
    2) OR Fauly AC Compressor. My Ac Compressor is little bit too much noisy.

    3) Low AC Gas/Refrigerant. Please help.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
  3. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    New Delhi,HP 48
    New Delhi,HP 48
    Grande Punto 1.3
    only wiremesh filter now a days..

    yesterday had been for my 2nd service @ 15k.asked the service adviser to get the pollen filter cleaned up but he said,need to be replace by new one and had put wire-mesh filter.

    as per them wire-mesh is better than pollen and its washable too...

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    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2011
  4. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Punjab
    ^^ Seems like FIAT India got the point that the Indian environment isnt like the one in Europe. The pollen filter seemed way too fine for our conditions.

    But i expect more dust would find its way into the cabin now (?)

    Gurjinder.
  5. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

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    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    ^^^ Yep , it allows more air as well as dust into the cabin ..

    The air flow from all the vents is uniform now ...
    Also no weird smells which used to come in case of the pollen filters ....
  6. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    I have received call from Fortune,nerul to get the car for the AC Upgrading, said to drop the car by 6 pm and to collect by next day afternoon as the ac work is done by evening.
  7. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Panchkula
    @bhai
    Get your AC gas level checked.
    If there would have been any leak from condenser all gas would have got out of system and compressor would not turn on.
    Last edited: May 2, 2011
  8. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Thanx Vijay . I will check & update
  9. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Trivandrum
    Even I have the same feeling. This is not based on any comparison, but on looking at it -for the pollen filters, you can see like different layers of filtering, where as in mesh it's just the mesh.
  10. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Panchkula
    I really miss Pollen Filter.
    It was very good at filtering, I never noticed dust from vents but with Wiremesh filter I get dust while switching to Fresh air mode for few seconds.

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