Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 22:19:23 +0800
From: "Alfred" <>
Subject: Inefficient A/C

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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