Or, what I learned at the shop today.
Took the truck in to get the AC recharged. It didn't take them long. I
came back, fired up the truck turned on the AC, and thought I heard a
horrible noise. Turned off the radio, and there it was, for a few
seconds, a horrific grinding noise.
Turned the truck off, went back in. They told me "10 minutes" and took
the truck back into the shop.
1/2 hour later, I asked, did they find anything? Yup, they'd overgassed
the AC and were redoing it now. Overgassed?
Apparently, they'd recharged the AC to the recommended amount, in the
morning when it was cooler. They parked the truck in the sun, it was
around 95f when I picked it up. Gas expands... and suddenly the AC is
overgassed. Sigh. Does this explanation make sense? I understand the
physics of gasses expanding, but wouldn't the folks that write the
manuals know that, and take that into account when stating volumes or
It works now though. Blessed, blessed AC :) Having nearly no AC when
the temps are in the 90s is no fun at all...
On a completely different subject...
Interestingly enough, the young man who provided the taxi service to and
from the dealer is quite into Dodge trucks, and wants to import a Ram -
apparently some Australian states now allow lefthand-drive vehicles
(previously, they were only allowed under SOFA). So it's instantly
become more affordable - previously they'd not only pay to import the
truck, but pay quite a bit more to have it converted to righthand-drive.
I still firmly believe that Dodge should sell the Dakota and Ram here in
Australia. From the attention and covetous looks and comments the Dak
gets from Aussies here, I think they'd sell quiet well.
Faugh, my truck gets more attention from Aussie males than I do :) (of
course, Hubby would have it no other way <g>)