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A.C. Compressor: Winter operation

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#1 OFFLINE   Patagualian


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Posted 22 July 2016 - 01:48 PM

Hi All,

After starting a cold engine, even with the AC switched off, the compressor clutch activates & runs for a minute, switches off and repeats.
This happens every time I start when the engine is cold. (Engine is the 2.5)

It is winter here at the moment, and whilst I know it is always a good idea to run the compressor in the winter months........ 
(To help maintain the shaft seal lubrication)
This stop/start of the compressor seems excessive to me....Is this a deliberate feature, inbuilt by Ford.....or do I have a problem?

#2 OFFLINE   Autochik


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:02 PM

sorry for the problems winter is a bitch LOL

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