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air condition not cold enough

Recently the air condition doesn't do it job well during the day time. Actually it is kind of hot in Hong Kong (30-35 degree) The air condition just blows warm air. However, the AC works excellent -- making very cold air when outside temperature dropped to 25-30 degree in the evening and nighttime.

Or, is it "normal" because mostly European made car doesn't require a "higher powered" air condition??

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Kay
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your a/c system probaly needs to be recharged. but then again the 944 a/cs arent that strong.
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Hi,

Thanks for reply.

I think the 944 AC doesn't good enough for a summer day in Far East. It does make cold at night (or oustide temperature not higher than 30 degree)

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When I recharged mine it was the strongest AC I have ever experienced. It hurt my hands. I recently replaced my high pressure hose, receiver dryer and condensor, and of course another load of r12, and it's the same. Yesterday it was ~90F, and I easily condensed water on the windshield and roof. If this is typical, I would have to say 944s have very strong AC.
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I agree - certainly when the A/C in my 944 S2 was well charged, it worked great - including when the air was 35 to 40 C. As good as any other car I've had including Japanese.

Probably needs recharging.

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hi, I see you are in Conn. I a New York neighbor.....
Where did you get hold of the r12?, or do know of a station that will still recharge an r12 system? I would gladly take a ride to get a bit cooler a/c...tx
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Fairfield County Motorsports in Fairfield did my recent burst-hose repair and recharged it with r12. (203) 256-9291.

If you just want an r12 recharge, I did that last year at A/C Specialties in Bridgeport (203) 330-1504. Don't let the look of his shop scare you off - he's a local guru.
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Hi thanks for reply. I am going to recharge the AC tomorrow. Hope bring you good news. By the way, how offer you guys recharge the AC?? Thanks. Kay
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tx gtroth appreciate the help
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kayw - I figured that trying a recharge once after ~15 years was a reasonable gamble, and the shop that did it spent about 15 minutes checking for leaks. If it had needed it again in, say, a few years, I certainly would have fixed the leak. I don't know about Hong Kong, but r12 is pretty expensive here (US$150~US$175 for a full load, plus ~1 hour labor). I only recharged mine twice in two years because it failed catastrophically.
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Hi, Thanks for all help! Finally I got recharged the AC yesterday. Cost me HK$200 (US$25) The guy said there is leak, probably from the AC pump. However, if the leak is not severe, I don't mind to pay US$25 per year or 2 years in order to let the AC cold without replace the pump since it would be huge shipping to order that heavy pump from overseas to Hong Kong. Thanks for all of your help!! Kay
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