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86 degrees and rainy tomorrow....i have no AC...drive to work will be he77... by faaaaq
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i have another thread about my AC, yeah i know....this is more general cooling lol. id like to know any simple solutions to use so i dont die on my way to work.... my wiper blades are awful (visibility is BETTER when i dont use them), my AC doesnt work, and i cant have my windows down if its rainy lol....
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open your sunroof and put the air on cold and turn on the blower, my car doesn't have ac. you should be able to roll your windows down just a tad.
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the Fiero owner from Texas scoffs...
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Originally posted by Hockaday:

open your sunroof and put the air on cold and turn on the blower, my car doesn't have ac. you should be able to roll your windows down just a tad.


no sunroof lol. turning my air on just blows hot air thru the vents :/. might hafta get my AC system upgraded so i can finally use it lol
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Originally posted by blakeinspace:

the Fiero owner from Texas scoffs...


lol. i live in wiconsin. 86 is freakin HOT. -30 i can handle, but not 86+ lol.... plus, heat with windows down is fine i guess, but i wont be able to put my windows down tomorrow, or likely for the rest of the week other than today
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Are you saying you have NO AC, or is your AC broken? If broken, why not fix it?
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Hmph... Try a couple of southern summers with non-functional AC. It was 91 yesterday. Sucks huh?
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Man up ya BIG p***y..
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91 degrees F here. Feels good after sitting inside cold A/C offices all day.

My A/C is frosty cold, but I only use it for longer trips.
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86 in Texas is like 66 in Wisconsin/Michigan. Texas has that nice dry heat, practically no humidity. It's 90 here today, reminds me of Texas when it would be 115.

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There is a "heat index" that figures in humidity
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my 84 has no a/c and i work outside and drive 94 miles to work each way. you get use too it. have to say this so excuse my sarcasm WWWWAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The A/C in my Subaru needs a recharge and I'm vacationing near Tampa, FL with near-record temps. I feel your pain.
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91 F here today, with around 80% humidity, and no A/C either. I agree it^^, I feel no sympathy, and I drive min to work daily. Ya can crack your windows about 3/4 to 1 inch, and still stay dry.
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not looking for sympathy lol, i know many people go thru worse. but it was 91 here as well with massive humidity lol. i dont think cracking my windows will work if its raining...ill still get soaking wet lol. today was hotter than tomorrow, but i ad my windows open today
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If you just get a little wet, the water evaporates and cools you down. I find it refreshing. If you crack the windows, make sure you do it to both so you get a bit of cross flow going on.
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Ive gone for 3 years with out A/C and its been 90+ weather. You will be ok.

Just think of all that horsepower your saving by not having A/C... Oh and the fuel economy!

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Originally posted by Fiero_Fan_88:

Ive gone for 3 years with out A/C and its been 90+ weather. You will be ok.

Just think of all that horsepower your saving by not having A/C... Oh and the fuel economy!



mythbusters says windows down is same as windows up with ac on, so HA! lol

yeah but im not use to heavy heat, i prefer the cool/cold. and if i get a little wet, if it gets on my clothes itll make it worse, and if i get too wet i wont be able to do my job lol
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Shove a couple of bags of frozen peas down your pants.
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Originally posted by blakeinspace:

the Fiero owner from Texas scoffs...

hahahaha Houston Fiero owner agree.

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I totally agree, 94 with a heat index of over 100 just isn't right in Minnesota... Even with the windows rolled down, its like a big hot hair dryer blowing in my face.
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Originally posted by faaaaq:

id like to know any simple solutions to use so i dont die on my way to work....


1. Find ice cubes.

2. Put ice cubes in sandwich bag.

3. Place mobile cooling device on your head.

4. Cover the device with a ballcap so people don't think your nuts.

5. Enjoy being cool!
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Originally posted by faaaaq:


mythbusters says windows down is same as windows up with ac on, so HA! lol

yeah but im not use to heavy heat, i prefer the cool/cold. and if i get a little wet, if it gets on my clothes itll make it worse, and if i get too wet i wont be able to do my job lol


no it doesnt...45 below windows is more fuel efficient, 45 up ac is. but you're forgetting ac compenents weigh 100ishlbs, least on Zeds
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What is this AC everyone is talking about?

I've never owned a fiero with working AC. Its pretty low on the list of priorities on the V8 fiero.

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Originally posted by jmbishop:

What is this AC everyone is talking about?

I've never owned a fiero with working AC. Its pretty low on the list of priorities on the V8 fiero.



AC worked in one of mine for 3 seasons.. I missed it when it went away ( it will return, after the next engine swap )
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Originally posted by faaaaq:


mythbusters says windows down is same as windows up with ac on, so HA! lol

yeah but im not use to heavy heat, i prefer the cool/cold. and if i get a little wet, if it gets on my clothes itll make it worse, and if i get too wet i wont be able to do my job lol


That only worked on NEW trucks with poor aerodynamics anyway, and their testing wasn't that accurate either. Cant trust them mythbusters..

Cracking the window just enough for airflow wont soak you. Unless perhaps your drip rail is gone?
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I had a El Camino with a big block and the AC went out. With a black roof and black interior it was a long hot summer that year.
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BTDT Both my cars had no A/C when we first bought them.

With a few $$ and some research, time & effort, both now work.
For details on the red one: //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/052684.html
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Originally posted by hyperv6:

I had a El Camino with a big block and the AC went out. With a black roof and black interior it was a long hot summer that year.


forgot to mention my car is black lol


and idk about my drip rail. if it is there, i doubt its fully functional. i just checked my dew-wipes, and realised they dont even make contact with the windows....lol
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A/C work really isn't tough...about $100 for a compressor, have the hoses made by a hydraulic shop, and if you're really adventurous, fill 'er up with a $3 bottle of propane and prepare to be able to cut glass with your nipples.

Really, it isn't tough to get A/C working as long as your evaporator and condenser are okay.

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Originally posted by deceler8:

A/C work really isn't tough...about $100 for a compressor, have the hoses made by a hydraulic shop, and if you're really adventurous, fill 'er up with a $3 bottle of propane and prepare to be able to cut glass with your nipples.

Really, it isn't tough to get A/C working as long as your evaporator and condenser are okay.



lol, that doesnt sound safe...

but i dont even know what my problem is, i just know my AC kicks out REALLY hot air no matter how long i let it run, and it doesnt sound like anything AC related ever even turns on or kicks in
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Originally posted by faaaaq:


lol, that doesnt sound safe...

but i dont even know what my problem is, i just know my AC kicks out REALLY hot air no matter how long i let it run, and it doesnt sound like anything AC related ever even turns on or kicks in


Probably have leak somewhere, and your system is drained

First thing you do is get your pressures checked. If there is some pressure in there, get it corrected and you should be good.

No pressure, get the dye and black light, and hunt the leak down.

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Originally posted by LitebulbwithaFiero:

First thing you do is get your pressures checked. If there is some pressure in there, get it corrected and you should be good.

No pressure, get the dye and black light, and hunt the leak down.



"the dye"? i dont know the process for checking pressure or using a dye to hunt for the leak (if there is one)
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faaaaq:"the dye"? i dont know the process for checking pressure or using a dye to hunt for the leak (if there is one)


Check the A/C section of the service manual.

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Originally posted by 30+mpg:


Check the A/C section of the service manual.



lol, i keep forgetting i have the manual... thanks for the link tho, i keep the manual in my car all the time so itll be nice to have a copy on my pc
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turn the temp down all the way and put the heater control on vent if you cant roll the windows down. you will get outside fresh air.

Its been 85* here too and clear and sunny. Yet to turn my car or house AC on. I dont turn the house on till its over 95* out. Just keep the blinds closed and ceiling fans on.

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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

turn the temp down all the way and put the heater control on vent if you cant roll the windows down. you will get outside fresh air.

Its been 85* here too and clear and sunny. Yet to turn my car or house AC on. I dont turn the house on till its over 95* out. Just keep the blinds closed and ceiling fans on.


where do you live? the humidity here makes 85 and up unbearable for me.

ill see if vent works tomorrow, gunnna rain tomorrow n be toasty as well.... stayed home from work today so i ended up not having to worry bout it
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I'm telling you, frozen peas. By the time you get home, you can throw them on a plate and have supper.
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Originally posted by 86fierofun:

I'm telling you, frozen peas. By the time you get home, you can throw them on a plate and have supper.


peas are nasty tho lol. and we dont have any :/. thought about frozen bottle of water and some sort of fan system lol
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