Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:54:47 GMT
From: "Julie" <>
Subject: Re: Inefficient A/C

assuming everything is working as it should with the ac system, it helps to engage the air recirculation button while running the ac to get things cooled to a more desirable temp. hope that helps Julie Alfred <> wrote in message news:8bl6c2$ie0$ > Hi folks, > > Just bought a 900se 2.5 V6. > > Love the car a lot, but the a/c seems not working efficiently. I notice > that > the 'blue zone' (for cold air) on the thermostat is very short, in > comparison > with the 'red zone' (for warm air). Does it mean that the system is already > 'born' with very limited cooling capability? > > I am living in Hong Kong and the day time temperature is around 23C. Even > the thermostat is set at the "blue zone', the air coming out is simply not > cooled > enough. You may say there is little air conditioning effect. > Summer is coming very soon and the temp. will rise to over 30C! I must > have that fixed in time. > > I am wondering : > > 1. If the a/c coolant is low ? > If so, how can I check from the gauge located behind the front grill? Is it > difficult to refill by myself? > > 2. If I can change a more powerful compressor ? > If so, do you have the part no. or so? > > Any of you have similar experience to share with? > > I used to drive a 9000CD 2.3T with ACC. The a/c is an icebox! > > BTW, I know Saab is a very good winter car, but I want to tell Saab > engineers > that Saab is susceptible to over-heating in hot weather region like here. I > hope > they can deliver the Saabs with bigger radiator/water tank for the Asian > markets, just like the Japanese do. > > > Many thanks, > > Alfred > >

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