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Chevrolet Cavalier, Heating / Cooling, Coupe
#11 of 18 Normal Useage Causes Smell.
Sep 29, 2002 (9:24 pm)
Most air condition systems collect moisture on the evaporator located in the cowl, glove box area. The evaporator operates very cold and has a fan to transfer the cool air into the cabin area. Water condensation will collect on the evaporator and is suppose to drain onto the road below. Keep the drain clear of any leaves and stuff. Also, before storing the car, run the blower fan without the a/c compressor for ten minutes to dry out the evaporator fins so mold won't have any water to thrive. And most a/c systems fail due to this moisture settling on the aluminum fins causing them to corode. This corosion then makes a R-134a freon pin hole leak . If there was a way to run the blower only after we park the car for ten minutes to dry it, it would last forever and make ever a/c repair shop belly-up.
Sep 30, 2002 (10:06 am)
if the idiot engineers would put a cabin air filter in all cars... AHEAD OF THE COILS where it belongs... we would never have any more of these discussions. if somebody ended up with a stink, open the hood, open the hatch, pull the filter and the dead critters would fall out, then put in a new filter. fixed for 20 bucks.
/ -rant /
#13 of 18 Keep it Simple For The Automakers
Sep 30, 2002 (8:46 pm)
No need for a micro-filter to prevent leaves to enter the cowl area. A screen where the wiper arms are attached is enough and is currently implemented. Don't demand the auto makers to spend any more ducats than they have to. We don't want to cut into their bonus.
#14 of 18 doesn't stop the elm seeds and the cottonwood seeds
Sep 30, 2002 (10:17 pm)
and the dandelion tufts that float around. all that crud plates out on the fins of the evaporator and plugs it, trapping water, starting rot, stink, and corrosion. similar issues with the heater core. take a couple out and you will see.
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#15 of 18 No Dandelions Here
Oct 01, 2002 (9:16 pm)
Sorry, swschrad, you may have dandelion where you are, but here in Hawaii we have none. Just boring, clean air here year around. Nothing new. See ya soon:)
#16 of 18 take me away!
Oct 01, 2002 (11:29 pm)
one of these fine days, as soon as my telco stocks recover and join my russian bank and lebanese hotel stocks in posting handsome returns, I will indeed come to Hawaii for rest and repose.
meantime, it's getting cold, the leaves are turning, and we are being pestered by the "sewer flies", some sort of dung fly that comes through the pipe traps occasinally to flit about the apartment.
#17 of 18 Happy Days Are Up Ahead!
Oct 02, 2002 (6:47 pm)
Happycar says happysurfing. Sorry about your stocks. I'm hardheaded and stayed with bonds even during the heydays of the 1999 stock market rally when they doubled in price daily. Yep, everybody laughed at me back then. They said,"Only five percent interest?" Rightlane investing for me. You can have the leftlane, brother. Have to go, this is not a investing message board. P.S. What is a dandelion?
#18 of 18 yellow wispy weed flower
Oct 03, 2002 (12:32 am)
they rise grandly above the grass, flower in about half-inch long petals, randomly organized, some hundreds of them surrounding a sticky center of about a quarter-inch diameter. until the seeds mature. then the petals dry up to fluff, the first wind or disturbance kicks loose hundreds of seeds with parasails that float for long distances in the wind of even a butterfly, to root and grow.
they'll suck up a lawn or garden in a year, crowd everything else out, and they root deep and hard. dandelions produce rubber in their sap, and practically nothing eats 'em.
many are the kids who are lured into the world of work first with, "hey, I'll pay a dollar for every bag of dandelions you pick!" by frustrated parents. I wager that nobody has ever filled the second shopping bag.
dandelions are why 2,4-D is a billion dollar business. you by God don't want 'em in the islands, brown tree snakes are better for you