Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Site Notification:

FordMPV is currently experiencing service disruption caused by a database error.
A backup of the database has been restored but new member registrations are currently not possible.

We Support:


Advert:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Forum:

Author Topic: Air Conditioning  (Read 266 times)

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

  • Sir David Alhambra.
  • *
  • Posts: 881
  • Thanked: 20
  • Model: Alhambra Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 2006 1.9 Tdi auto
  • First Name: Dave
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Air Conditioning
« on: July 09, 2021, 04:01:46 PM »
Hi everyone, I had the air conditioning on my Alhamb re-gassed today. They said there wasn't enough coolant because the other fast-fit garage which has fancy equipment didn't understand that the Alhamb has TWO evaporators and so needs more coolant.

They also said it has no leaks apparently (their machine does a pressure test I think).

The AC on these cars is very good isn't it!

What lovely comfortable cars they are.

I highly recommend the Alhamb to any person who is interested in having a large, spacious, comfortable and practical motor car.


 [drive] [drive] [HUMP] [drive] [drive]
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

  • Sir David Alhambra.
  • *
  • Posts: 881
  • Thanked: 20
  • Model: Alhambra Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 2006 1.9 Tdi auto
  • First Name: Dave
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Air Conditioning
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 04:03:19 PM »
Also a reliable one too.

By the way did u know that the AC is useful during the winter months too because it stops the windows misting up. Fancy that!
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline johnnyroper

  • *
  • Posts: 3239
  • Thanked: 170
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 02 tdi 115 ghia
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Air Conditioning
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2021, 05:36:53 PM »
I found the air con in mine to be rather poor due to size of the vehicle,it couldn’t cope that well in hot weather.

Air con will only work in winter if it’s above 5 degrees,below that compressor is inhibited to prevent freezing

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

  • Sir David Alhambra.
  • *
  • Posts: 881
  • Thanked: 20
  • Model: Alhambra Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 2006 1.9 Tdi auto
  • First Name: Dave
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Air Conditioning
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2021, 05:40:23 PM »
Thank u. Have u considered getting the car re-gassed? It could be that there isn't enough refrigerant in it, causing it to operate inefficiently. Apparently the refrigerant system is like tyres, even though u don't actually have a major puncture or leak, they do need topping up from time to time
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline johnnyroper

  • *
  • Posts: 3239
  • Thanked: 170
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 02 tdi 115 ghia
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Air Conditioning
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2021, 10:45:28 PM »
I don’t have the car anymore but I changed the receiver/dryer cartridge and had it gassed up. System worked as it should it was just a bit weak for the car,was only the single system on mine though

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

  • Sir David Alhambra.
  • *
  • Posts: 881
  • Thanked: 20
  • Model: Alhambra Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 2006 1.9 Tdi auto
  • First Name: Dave
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Air Conditioning
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2021, 07:19:23 AM »
With the double system u get 50% more ‘oomph’ I am told
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

Advertisement: