|Originally posted by rogergarrison:|
Mythbusters didnt do a complete test on that. They had a normal size vehicle and were checking to see if you got better mileage with windows open, or windows closed and AC. Not much difference there. Now if they tested something like a 2 ltr Cavalier, the air compressor drags down a lot of hp. and that might change. My 2.7 Sebring on the freeway can feel it slow down when I do kick on the AC compressor. When you only have 150 hp, taking 25 to run the compressor is quite a drag. On a 350 v8, theres no effect.
Getting on the freeway and comparing it to a run down the drag strip, Ill bet the AC compressor on alone adds a few seconds to the ET.
But you are forgetting that the widows down can cause drag, which also takes power to over come.
So no matter which engine you have, you need to see which uses more power, the compressor or the extra drag.
|Originally posted by faaaaq:|
"the dye"? i dont know the process for checking pressure or using a dye to hunt for the leak (if there is one)
Do some searching. You are an intelligent human being. There is a lot of information on the net, and for a/c basics, it doesn't need to be Fiero specific.
Here is a quick link I found that might be helpful. http://www.id-usa.com/how_to_faqs_acleak.asp
[This message has been edited by LitebulbwithaFiero (edited 05-26-2010).]