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My factory 95 unit blows very cold (which is its only setting). Only issue is the water droplets passengers get on their feet.
Is your drain tube attached/unobstructed?
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Old June 24th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Is your drain tube attached/unobstructed?
I should probably check. I just accepted the drip without looking into the issue.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 11:59 AM
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it might be overcharged, causing the overheating.

My 90 with AC is great on hot muggy days. It's only just adequate when the heat is pushing 100 degrees though. But still cooler than w/windows down. been wanting to tint.

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My AC is by far one of the coldest I have encountered in any vehicle, if my truck wouldnt over heat when I ran I would be happier. Insulation in the roof and tinting the alpine windows helps cut down the heat
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Old June 24th, 2015, 06:07 PM
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My factory 95 unit blows very cold (which is its only setting). Only issue is the water droplets passengers get on their feet.
Yours probably also works very well due to the insulation and lack of air leaks.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 06:25 PM
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Should I let a shop charge my system, or is this something that can be done at home? I don't want to "overcharge" it.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 06:44 PM
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Should I let a shop charge my system, or is this something that can be done at home? I don't want to "overcharge" it.
Have a shop do it.
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My AC is by far one of the coldest I have encountered in any vehicle, if my truck wouldnt over heat when I ran I would be happier. Insulation in the roof and tinting the alpine windows helps cut down the heat
you prob need to replace your water pump and fan.

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Should I let a shop charge my system, or is this something that can be done at home? I don't want to "overcharge" it.
I started charging mine myself about 5 years ago but a real shop that uses proper equipt will do a better job than you and I can do at home.
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ive often wondered about the water pump, its got the RRC fan and clutch.
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ive often wondered about the water pump, its got the RRC fan and clutch.
it doesn't take much play in the pulley to make a big difference in performance. I tell this story where I disagreed with this friend of mine when he said my WP pulley had too much play in it and was the cause for my engine running warm when I climbed long steep grades. I figured it was cause I was pushing a brick up hill. I finally gave in and changed it. The blades in the inside looked fine so I thought for sure there would be no difference. The next weekend I went to the mtns and where I would usually start watching the water temps climb...nothing. The gauge pegs at TDC and never moves.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 08:14 AM
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What is the normal range in the temp gauge? It would be nice to have actual numbers on these gauges. Usually mine is right in the middle lined straight up with the thermometer icon, but in stop and go traffic it creeps a little to the right (line drawn on pic) but never to red or even close. I assume that is normal. Click image for larger version

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Old June 25th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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You need to replace with a VDO gauge with real numbers...
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How many questions are going to be asked in this thread? haha
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How many questions are going to be asked in this thread? haha

I can't wait for some new guy to ask about the temp gauge and someone tells him: "the search function is your best friend. Just search "how's the a/c"

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Old June 25th, 2015, 09:28 AM
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How many questions are going to be asked in this thread? haha
Yes I'll start a new thread and then you can add one more click to your post count about how the search function is so great. I bet at least 300 of your posts are putting people in their place about the garbage search function.
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How tight should my lug nuts be?
Tight enough so no one steals your boosts since you lost your garage.
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I bet at least 300 of your posts are putting people in their place about the garbage search function.

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What is the normal range in the temp gauge? It would be nice to have actual numbers on these gauges. Usually mine is right in the middle lined straight up with the thermometer icon, but in stop and go traffic it creeps a little to the right (line drawn on pic) but never to red or even close. I assume that is normal. Attachment 123622
If everything is functioning normally, your temp gauge should remain dead center during stop and go traffic.
Real how LR needed to mask subtle overheating by installing this signal conditioner on the NAS 110. NAS Defender 110 temp. gauge
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Old June 25th, 2015, 12:40 PM
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If everything is functioning normally, your temp gauge should remain dead center during stop and go traffic.
Real how LR needed to mask subtle overheating by installing this signal conditioner on the NAS 110. NAS Defender 110 temp. gauge
Interesting read. I assume they didn't put those on NAS 90's? Not sure I need to run my A/C if I am already north of what is "normal" while sitting in traffic on 90 degree days. I am not losing a drop of coolant, and everything seems normal so I am not going to sweat it.
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Interesting read. I assume they didn't put those on NAS 90's? Not sure I need to run my A/C if I am already north of what is "normal" while sitting in traffic on 90 degree days. I am not losing a drop of coolant, and everything seems normal so I am not going to sweat it.
You gauge moving would make me insane. Something is clearly not right.

My truck stays a click under middle on the gauge in all conditions. This is with a new stock radiator. When I had a four core radiator the truck stayed dead center but if the truck sat on a hill facing uphill it would creep up. The four core actually sucked for air going through it. Also I don't have AC so I don't have that fan to push air through.

Check your radiator. My original one never leaked but when I touched it the fins literally fell apart. I bet your truck coming from San Diego has a rotten radiator.
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