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    Air condition maintenance

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    To keep the manual a.c. running please let me know what I need to do? And how often you need to do the a.c. maintenance please. Thanks

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    Aside from changing cabin filters.........run the AC periodically. It self-lubricates its parts..wait that didn't come out right!!

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    Felixd who posts a lot of helpful How To's posted a video on how to clean the AC fan blower. Something I want to do soon.

    Cleaning AC Fan Blower

    Outside of that, top off on the refrigerant if needed?
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    Cabin Filter change as suggested per the owner's manual. Nothing else to do as long as it's blowing cold air.

    Quote Originally Posted by CX5BC View Post
    Hi everyone
    To keep the manual a.c. running please let me know what I need to do? And how often you need to do the a.c. maintenance please. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Felixd who posts a lot of helpful How To's posted a video on how to clean the AC fan blower. Something I want to do soon.

    Cleaning AC Fan Blower

    Outside of that, top off on the refrigerant if needed?
    Should never have to do that unless it's leaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    Should never have to do that unless it's leaking.
    True. Guessing mine leaks then. I think I saw a TSB about it, but meh.
    Last edited by ColoradoDriver; 07-19-2019 at 05:42 PM.
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    Dear All,
    Thank you so much for the information. I can leave it for now.

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    In addition to installing a new cabin air filter it helps to spray the a/c condenser down and get the road grime off for better cooling.I spray it down every time I go to the self serve car wash.It also helps to clean the radiator which is mounted right behind it.My a/c was working great this past week with the 97* days and high humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmaz View Post
    In addition to installing a new cabin air filter it helps to spray the a/c condenser down and get the road grime off for better cooling.I spray it down every time I go to the self serve car wash.It also helps to clean the radiator which is mounted right behind it.My a/c was working great this past week with the 97* days and high humidity.
    Huh...never thought to do that. Any particular method to how you spray it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmaz View Post
    In addition to installing a new cabin air filter it helps to spray the a/c condenser down and get the road grime off for better cooling.I spray it down every time I go to the self serve car wash.It also helps to clean the radiator which is mounted right behind it.My a/c was working great this past week with the 97* days and high humidity.
    I actually use an AC coil cleaner. Same one I use for my AC unit in my Attic and outside. It breaks down grime but wont harm aluminum. Otherwise use a garden hose but using min to med pressure only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX-5um View Post
    I actually use an AC coil cleaner. Same one I use for my AC unit in my Attic and outside. It breaks down grime but wont harm aluminum. Otherwise use a garden hose but using min to med pressure only.
    I've never done this. How does one do it? Where do you spray it from?
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    I use this product diluted in a gallon of water. I use a pump spray like one used for weeds. Spray on car radiator and condendsor thingy through the car's grille. https://www.amazon.com/Nu-Calgon-416...6NGXFJYDK97RSN
    Leave for a few minutes then hose off.

    At home, I spray this on my AC unit's Evaporator coils to keep it clean from dust and grime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX-5um View Post
    I use this product diluted in a gallon of water. I use a pump spray like one used for weeds. Spray on car radiator and condendsor thingy through the car's grille. https://www.amazon.com/Nu-Calgon-416...6NGXFJYDK97RSN
    Leave for a few minutes then hose off.

    At home, I spray this on my AC unit's Evaporator coils to keep it clean from dust and grime.
    Interesting. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CX5BC View Post
    Hi everyone
    To keep the manual a.c. running please let me know what I need to do? And how often you need to do the a.c. maintenance please. Thanks
    Run it 10 minutes per month minimum to keep it internally lubricated, and change filter on schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Interesting. Thank you!
    Found a review of product I used (Used it to clean the condenser on my car and it dropped my ac down 20 degrees!! My car blows ice cold now!!)

    Now I don't know about that...well unless his car's condensor was super clogged up. He was probably able to loosen up grime and hose off. The condensor requires good air flow in between those fins to work more efficiently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    Run it 10 minutes per month minimum to keep it internally lubricated, and change filter on schedule.
    This is good sound advice.

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