Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-13 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
working great when I sold the van 17 years later. Wilton - Original Message - From: ned kleinhenz via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List Mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: ned kleinhenz ned.kleinh...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:56 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Curly, The Dodge was an '88 Grand Caravan. It's A/C compressor failed IIRC. Ned I suspected it was pre-MB. The 97 and later vans are pretty good. By 99 they were pretty dependable. the little square boxyones like your 88 had problems. I've had 99, 2000 and 09

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-13 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Curly, The Dodge was an '88 Grand Caravan. It's A/C compressor failed IIRC. Ned ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Thanks to everybody for the advice and enlightenment. For the most part, you have all reinforced what I was thinking. Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. Actually, the evaporator itself is probably not leaking. The service adviser described the leaks as being in the o-ring joints

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
:58 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c A good AC shop can probably fix it for half what the dealership wanted or less... -Curt       From: G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: G Mann g2ma...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
They have been routed through Hillary! Clinton's email server, and the Secret Service guys have to check them to make sure they haven't been hacked. --R On 8/11/15 8:53 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Boy my emails take a long time to show up huh? I sent that one just before 5 and it

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-12 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
Thanks to everybody for the advice and enlightenment. For the most part, you have all reinforced what I was thinking. Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. Actually, the evaporator itself is probably not leaking. The service adviser described the leaks as being in the o-ring joints

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I think I would be complaining to Toyota too. Notwithstanding the fact that the vehicle is 10 years old, why would the evaporator be corroded? I had an 86 Chevy Suburban with dual air and had some trouble with the aluminum pipes under the vehicle being eaten by salt until I figured out a way

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
My favorite reply to You can't do that is, Just watch. Wilton - Original Message - From: G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: G Mann g2ma...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A good AC shop can probably fix it for half what the dealership wanted or less... -Curt From: G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: G Mann g2ma...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Friends don't let friends drive a toada. get a dogde. They run 300 to 350k miles and the A/c works. I see no reason why you can't plug off the rear. Plug em and charge the remaining system. My wife drives a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The air conditioning in that mini-van lost its refrigerant.

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c Operative word here is Dealer... Take it to a well versed independent AC shop and have them put in a piece of line that bypasses the rear evap unit, then recharge the system. The rear unit

[MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread ned kleinhenz via Mercedes
My wife drives a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The air conditioning in that mini-van lost its refrigerant. The Toyota dealer wanted $3,595 to replace the corroded rear evaporator and rear refrigerant lines needed to fix the leak. I told the dealer “Air conditioning is nice, but not worth that much to

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Operative word here is Dealer... Take it to a well versed independent AC shop and have them put in a piece of line that bypasses the rear evap unit, then recharge the system. The rear unit is plumbed in series with the front unit as far as the coolant flow, most likely. One compressor feeds both

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
:11 PM Subject: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c My wife drives a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The air conditioning in that mini-van lost its refrigerant. The Toyota dealer wanted $3,595 to replace the corroded rear evaporator and rear refrigerant lines needed to fix the leak. I told the dealer “Air

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:40 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c The rear unit is plumbed in series with the front unit as far as the coolant flow, most likely. Unlikely. Remember how AC works: it is not pumping cold

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
G Mann wrote: The rear unit is plumbed in series with the front unit as far as the coolant flow, most likely. Jim wrote: Unlikely. My read on it is that there are TWO expansion valves, all is is wired in parallel. The compressor/condenser is sized up accordingly. That's how my

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Curly, I stand corrected. Your verbal diagram is the more likely arrangement. On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 7:40 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The rear unit is plumbed in series with the front unit as far as the coolant flow, most likely. Unlikely. Remember how AC

Re: [MBZ] OT Mini-van dual zone a/c

2015-08-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Uh, I think that was Jim, whom I quoted. Curly, I stand corrected. Your verbal diagram is the more likely arrangement. On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 7:40 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Unlikely. Remember how AC works: it is not pumping cold fluid around, it is