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Old 05-02-2014, 01:41 PM   #43
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You will always get ppl that say it's awesome, those are the ppl that didn't have AC before
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:42 PM   #44
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So I see that we're getting a mixed response here. Some say its amazing while some say it's terrible like I have.

I really don't want to have a laundry list of things to check off an do just to get a TAD bit cooler air. Either there is something wrong with my specific car or others haven't tried a GOOD A/C from a different make/model.

I think the best route for me is to go check a brand new 2014 out and see how it cools and then make a decision whether or not I have a faulty part somewhere. (I wouldn't mind, I bought bumper to bumper warranty to 80k miles or 8 years so I mind as well use it)
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1 Is your A/C set to recirculate when you turn it on

2 When was the last time your Cabin Filters Were Changed

Remember any restriction in Air Flow will Effect the Efficiency of your A/C Just like the Air Filter in your car intake will do the same for your Engine!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:43 PM   #45
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You will always get ppl that say it's awesome, those are the ppl that didn't have AC before
That's what I'm starting to believe lol.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:43 PM   #46
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Like I said
1 Is your A/C set to recirculate when you turn it on

2 When was the last time your Cabin Filters Were Changed

Remember any restriction in Air Flow will Effect the Efficiency of your A/C Just like the Air Filter in your car intake will do the same for your Engine!!
1. Yes ALWAYS.

2. Yes I changed it 400 miles ago.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #47
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At the dealer, I asked them for his AC cleaner and the dude ended up giving me 2 cans. It cleans out the filters of all the AC's car. But it deff does work. You must shake well and you put it in the glove compartment where you see the little AC hole
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:58 PM   #48
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Used the A/C in the last few days for the first time in my 2.5. Mid 90 temps outside. A/C froze the shit out of me and never got the fan past 2. Couldn't imagine it working any better.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:47 PM   #49
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Used the A/C in the last few days for the first time in my 2.5. Mid 90 temps outside. A/C froze the shit out of me and never got the fan past 2. Couldn't imagine it working any better.
I'm going to assume then that the golf 2.5 has a much better/different A/C than the GTI.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:53 PM   #50
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I'm going to assume then that the golf 2.5 has a much better/different A/C than the GTI.
i think they thought of it that way from factory, bc stock gti with high temps the car itself its gutless for power delivery, even worse with a/c. they prob don't want to make that any worse, just assuming that
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:14 PM   #51
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The a/c is ok however I use a windshield sunshade to minimize heat in the cabin. However it should NOT blow hot air, never!! My MK5 did this and it drove me crazy, it would only blow cold at highway speeds or on cool days. Took it to the dealer many times all they said was,"couldn't find anything wrong". So annoying.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:16 PM   #52
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That's what I'm starting to believe lol.
It was able to put out air that was uncomfortable frigid. I think there's just something wrong with yours.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:55 PM   #53
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You will always get ppl that say it's awesome, those are the ppl that didn't have AC before
Dude. I've been driving for over 34 years and drove MANY cars with AC. The best are the domestics, for sure, but mine is as good as my wife's GM.

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It was able to put out air that was uncomfortable frigid. I think there's just something wrong with yours.

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The power draw of the A/C is linked to the load on the engine. If you can, accelerate a little more quickly to cool down the air con. Sometimes I find just driving at 3k rpm helps cool it down.

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:47 PM   #55
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My AC works great, it bogs the little four banger, but other than that, it's fine.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:34 PM   #56
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It also shuts off if you're flooring it, maybe that's the problem. Do you even not lift bro?
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