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Found in pound land most probably national. Worth a go for a squid. Hopefully get rid of some AC odours

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#1
Let us know if it works ?
1 Like #2
They probably use that in Halfrauds (knowing wink)
#3
1234orange
Let us know if it works ?

It doesn't.

If you want to 'clean' your AC the best way is to have the AC running and then add some steam into the car from either a boiling kettle or better still, a steam wallpaper stripper.
#4
Simulacra
1234orange
Let us know if it works ?
It doesn't.

If you want to 'clean' your AC the best way is to have the AC running and then add some steam into the car from either a boiling kettle or better still, a steam wallpaper stripper.
thx for that good tip !! My cars ac is a bit smelly
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Simulacra
1234orange
Let us know if it works ?
It doesn't.

If you want to 'clean' your AC the best way is to have the AC running and then add some steam into the car from either a boiling kettle or better still, a steam wallpaper stripper.

just doing that will maintain moisture in the system, that leads to the bacterial growth that causes the smells. If you're going to use steam, include some Dettol to inhibit bacterial growth.
#6
Mate swears by his air con bombs (for his cars) but I'm not yet convinced. Typically as long as I ran my aircon a couple times a week at least every week of the year it is fine. If you leave it and never use it for weeks and months next time you try it probably won't work properly and it'll stink to high heaven as well.
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Simulacra
1234orange
Let us know if it works ?
It doesn't.

If you want to 'clean' your AC the best way is to have the AC running and then add some steam into the car from either a boiling kettle or better still, a steam wallpaper stripper.

Surely the worst advice EVER! By the time the steam reaches the air-con system, it will be mildly warm at best. All you're doing is putting very moist warm air through your air-con. Ideal conditions for bacteria growth.

This advice goes right off the fail-scale.

Edited By: tonikeys on Jul 31, 2014 00:35
#8
agree, prob worth a go for a squid ;)
#10
I've used the Holts one that Asda sell for £5 and it worked great. Good deal if this one does too.
#11
Just leave the Aircon on all the time
#12
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.
#13
tonikeys
Simulacra
1234orange
Let us know if it works ?
It doesn't.

If you want to 'clean' your AC the best way is to have the AC running and then add some steam into the car from either a boiling kettle or better still, a steam wallpaper stripper.

Surely the worst advice EVER! By the time the steam reaches the air-con system, it will be mildly warm at best. All you're doing is putting very moist warm air through your air-con. Ideal conditions for bacteria growth.

This advice goes right off the fail-scale.

100% agree with you. Trying to add steam into the vents is just silly as all it will do is condense and make the problem worse.
#14
trickytree1984
Just leave the Aircon on all the time


VeedubyaGTi
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.



And use 20% more fuel (_;)
1 Like #15
I have my airconon all the time and there is no discernable difference in mpg.....

Edited By: cottontop74 on Jul 31, 2014 11:20
#16
Geemac
trickytree1984
Just leave the Aircon on all the time


VeedubyaGTi
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.



And use 20% more fuel (_;)


Exactly that
#17
cottontop74
I have my airconon all the time and there is no discernable difference in mpg.....

How do you know that if its always on??? AC is powered by the engine so will load it regardless of whether you think it or not. The effect is less pronounced in larger engine cars and with those who drive with a lead foot. The actual % increase depends on who you speak to, I've seen it quoted as low as 2% and as high as 30%!

On a sort of connected note, I'm sure Mythbusters did the window open v AC and I think AC was more economical, if I want to stay cool, I use the AC stuff the cost :)
1 Like #18
Geemac
trickytree1984
Just leave the Aircon on all the time

VeedubyaGTi
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.


And use 20% more fuel (_;)

Loads of people drive around with incorrect tyre pressures and empty roof racks too, that will use a lot more, at least AC provides a benefit :)
1 Like #19
as a general rule if you're driving over 40mph aircon is more efficient than having your windows open, incorrect tyre pressures will always be the main cause of inefficiency.
#20
Geemac
trickytree1984
Just leave the Aircon on all the time

VeedubyaGTi
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.


And use 20% more fuel (_;)

Does your aircon seriously use 20% more fuel? I would get that checked! Just think, fill your tank with £30 and the aircon would cost you £6. That is A LOT higher than most modern, efficient systems.
#21
thearbiter65
Geemac
trickytree1984
Just leave the Aircon on all the time


VeedubyaGTi
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.



And use 20% more fuel (_;)


Does your aircon seriously use 20% more fuel? I would get that checked! Just think, fill your tank with £30 and the aircon would cost you £6. That is A LOT higher than most modern, efficient systems.


I don't use the aircon as the dog likes the window open. :D As for the 20% I read that somewhere but can't for the life of me remember where.
#22
Don't waste your money on this.

Change your pollen filter instead. I thought it was bacteria growth too for causing smells from ac but local mechanic said to try changing pollen filter if it hasn't been replaced in a while.

Edited By: Nighthawk on Jul 31, 2014 22:36
#23
Geemac
thearbiter65
Geemac
trickytree1984
Just leave the Aircon on all the time

VeedubyaGTi
I leave my ac on 99% of the time, change the pollen filter yearly, smells fine, works great.


And use 20% more fuel (_;)

Does your aircon seriously use 20% more fuel? I would get that checked! Just think, fill your tank with £30 and the aircon would cost you £6. That is A LOT higher than most modern, efficient systems.

I don't use the aircon as the dog likes the window open. :D As for the 20% I read that somewhere but can't for the life of me remember where.

Fair enough. Mine is more like 5% TBH. Possibly even lower if I am on the motorway. It is certainly cheaper than having the windows open on faster roads. Don't forget, having the windows open severely effects aerodynamics.

Also aircon in a car is a 'use it or lose it' type of thing. I don't want to go to sell my car and have to say, sorry it doesn't work. Bound to hurt the value.
#24
I'm picking up a Peugeot 307 tomorrow morning. When I tested the aircon there wasn't anything there. "oh it just needs regassing" the trader said...

I told him i'll give him the asking price if he regasses it....monday morning call "er it needs a new consenser".

Same thing happened with my soon to be ex current car. It so much easier to keep the aircon on and just change the pollen/cabin filter every year....
#25
frakison
cottontop74
I have my airconon all the time and there is no discernable difference in mpg.....

How do you know that if its always on??? AC is powered by the engine so will load it regardless of whether you think it or not. The effect is less pronounced in larger engine cars and with those who drive with a lead foot. The actual % increase depends on who you speak to, I've seen it quoted as low as 2% and as high as 30%!

On a sort of connected note, I'm sure Mythbusters did the window open v AC and I think AC was more economical, if I want to stay cool, I use the AC stuff the cost :)

I keep a track of my mileage when I fill up and I consistently get 45-50mpg. I drive xsara estate 2.0hdi
#27
cottontop74
frakison
cottontop74
I have my airconon all the time and there is no discernable difference in mpg.....

How do you know that if its always on??? AC is powered by the engine so will load it regardless of whether you think it or not. The effect is less pronounced in larger engine cars and with those who drive with a lead foot. The actual % increase depends on who you speak to, I've seen it quoted as low as 2% and as high as 30%!

On a sort of connected note, I'm sure Mythbusters did the window open v AC and I think AC was more economical, if I want to stay cool, I use the AC stuff the cost :)

I keep a track of my mileage when I fill up and I consistently get 45-50mpg. I drive xsara estate 2.0hdi

My point was that if you have your AC on all the time, you have no benchmark, by turning it off , you may get 50-55mpg :)
#28
frakison
cottontop74
frakison
cottontop74
I have my airconon all the time and there is no discernable difference in mpg.....
How do you know that if its always on??? AC is powered by the engine so will load it regardless of whether you think it or not. The effect is less pronounced in larger engine cars and with those who drive with a lead foot. The actual % increase depends on who you speak to, I've seen it quoted as low as 2% and as high as 30%!On a sort of connected note, I'm sure Mythbusters did the window open v AC and I think AC was more economical, if I want to stay cool, I use the AC stuff the cost :)
I keep a track of my mileage when I fill up and I consistently get 45-50mpg. I drive xsara estate 2.0hdi
My point was that if you have your AC on all the time, you have no benchmark, by turning it off , you may get 50-55mpg :)

Not really seeing as I had done the previous year without aircon (broken condenser).... !!!
#29
cottontop74
frakison
cottontop74
frakison
cottontop74
I have my airconon all the time and there is no discernable difference in mpg.....
How do you know that if its always on??? AC is powered by the engine so will load it regardless of whether you think it or not. The effect is less pronounced in larger engine cars and with those who drive with a lead foot. The actual % increase depends on who you speak to, I've seen it quoted as low as 2% and as high as 30%!On a sort of connected note, I'm sure Mythbusters did the window open v AC and I think AC was more economical, if I want to stay cool, I use the AC stuff the cost :)
I keep a track of my mileage when I fill up and I consistently get 45-50mpg. I drive xsara estate 2.0hdi
My point was that if you have your AC on all the time, you have no benchmark, by turning it off , you may get 50-55mpg :)

Not really seeing as I had done the previous year without aircon (broken condenser).... !!!

.... which totally changes the context of what you wrote ;)
#30
Having spoken with an independent aircon service engineer when I last got mine done on a Fiat Punto, the pump had a disabling clutch which meant that most of the time only latent power went to the pump.
Accelerate and the clutch will disconnect giving all the power to the wheels.
I have since replaced the 1.2 petrol Punto for a 1.3 diesel and the difference on the motorway to mpg is 95 with aircon on to over 100 with aircon off. This is at 55mph give or take on cruise control.

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