Good to see that your still around. I had not heard or seen a post by you in quite a while.
Sorry to here about the job situation. Hopefully something will come up for you.
The Airline buisness is suviving. It has changed and hopefully we will or have turned a corner recently. The pay cut and work rule changes were not fun but I know your situation is a lot worse. again hopefully something will come up for you.
I will probably keep the fan setup as original unless I find that the continuous running fan produces better cooling. I'll play with and find out about that next summer.
This job has really dragged out, its almost embarassing how long I have taken to complete it. But with other cars here and the stress of the job and kids at college. The car sits in the garage and gets tinkerd with ocasionally. I'm hoping to get it done by weeks end or so.
I have replaced everything in the AC system except the long high pressure hose and the ETR unit. All other hoses, the compressor evaporator, condenser, vacuum actuators, completely cleaned and refoamed the heater/evaporator box. New tubes and 3 and 4 way connectors. The only reason I did not replace the long high pressure hose, quite a few techs have told me that they never fail unless damaged. Mine looked almost brand new. I replaced the short high pressure hose only because Phils warehouse people sent it to me by mistake, So I got a freebee. The ETR valve was not the same as the one I had in the car and that unit was working fine when removed. Replacing that in the furute is quite easy so I figured I would just use the old one.
I have another post on the steps to reinstall the heater/evap box and will add the notes I am making of every step of the way for this whole job.
1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car