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Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:50 pm

In my opinion , the variable speed AC , is a game clanger in comfort for me
The i3 AC is quite decent ....Not sure if others cars are as good
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eXodus
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Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:28 am

Variable Speed A/C is not only a game changer in cars but in residential.

I went from a On/Off A/C unit to a Mini Split Inverter variable unit. Everything is variable on that thing.

External Fan speed, Compressor Speed, Internal Fan speed. A nominal 12.000 BTU unit can regulate between 2500 and 14000 BTU. Sizing the A/C is much easier with such abilities.

I would love that BMW would have added a variable internal speed to the cabin Fan. But at least either I didn't found it - but my fan speed is stuck to the one I got selected on the dash.

Even my 1996 Volvo A/C already had an automatic adjusting Fan speed. You needed more - cool it gave you also full blast on the fan. Volvo usually had two temperature sensors for the Climate above the passenger.

joantucker
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Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:04 am

i3Alan wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:37 am
I took possession of my i3 in August, 2014. The only other AC work ever done was a recharge 2 weeks before the catastrophic failure.
I have almost the same thing as you took it off my tongue. I'm tired of fixing it already. I used to have more patience to fix these air conditioners myself. And I did preventive cleaning myself, poured freon, and poured it out. I even learned a little about how to detect a freon leak. From whom I just did not take advice. Most often, you have https://www.marvellous.sg/aircon-light-is-blinking/. I was sorry for the money for such frequent trips to the service. So I'm looking for some other model so that I don't worry so much. Now I don't have enough patience, and I don't have time. So I hope I will find an answer to my question on this forum.
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i3Alan
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Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:40 am

joantucker wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:04 am
i3Alan wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:37 am
I took possession of my i3 in August, 2014. The only other AC work ever done was a recharge 2 weeks before the catastrophic failure.
I have almost the same thing as you took it off my tongue.
Where do you live, what was your repair estimate, and how did that i3 journey end up?

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