Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-26-2011, 06:12 PM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
Stewing...

I'm boiling in my own juices.... the AC quit....Damn it....

__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2011, 06:20 PM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 12,583
Didn't you go through some work with it earlier this year?
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2011, 06:21 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Ghost of Diesels Past
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,217
I bet it's his home AC. Here in fl it happens alot. We get ours checked out every winter before the heat cones
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2011, 06:46 PM
mgburg's Avatar
"Illegal" 3rd Dist. Rep.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Onalaska, WI.
Posts: 221
If it's your home unit, trying "back-flushing" the compressor-coils to get the buildup of pollen/fluff/stuff out of the coils themselves...if the air gets restricted too much, the compressor will shutdown on you and then...as you're already aware, you end up basting in your own gravy.

SuxBigTime...

Outside of that...emergency, after-hours service call...

SuxEvenBiggerBigTime...
__________________
.

.
M. G. Burg
'10 - Dakota SXT - Daily Ride / ≈ 172.5K
.'76 - 450SLC - 107.024.12 / < .89.20 K
..'77 - 280E - 123.033.12 / > 128.20 K
...'67 - El Camino - 283ci / > 207.00 K
....'75 - Yamaha - 650XS / < 21.00 K
.....'87 - G20 Sportvan / > 206.00 K
......'85 - 4WINNS 160 I.O. / 140hp
.......'74 - Honda CT70 / Real 125

.
“I didn’t really say everything I said.”
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ Yogi Berra ~
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2011, 06:47 PM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
It's something with the outside unit. Fans workie compressor not so much... Ugh... this damned system is 3 years old and we have it maintained 2 times a year (summer/winter) this Should not be happening.
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2011, 06:48 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 3,788
I just rode my motorcycle in full gear in 95 degree weather. The really good part: I went to the college bookstore to get the books I need for next week. I got there about 3:30, and it turns out they close at 3.
__________________
Whoever said there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes never had a cheap Jaguar.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 362,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 30,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
88 Jaguar XJS V12 92,xxx miles. I should be in the garage now.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Yak Yak is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,711
I'd bet on the starter capacitor. If they maintain it, it should be covered. Doesn't make you any cooler, though.

Record heat (still) in San Antonio this w/e. Forecast 107.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2011, 07:22 PM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
Fixed! Capaciter was fine, some control Solenoid was shot. Cool Air...YAY!
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-26-2011, 07:36 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 3,788
Good news!

I lived in the Philippines without AC for about a month once. It wasn't pleasant, and I think Florida would be even worse.
__________________
Whoever said there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes never had a cheap Jaguar.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 362,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 30,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
88 Jaguar XJS V12 92,xxx miles. I should be in the garage now.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
Good news!

I lived in the Philippines without AC for about a month once. It wasn't pleasant, and I think Florida would be even worse.
Dislike... I just got back home and its cool....Thank goodness
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-26-2011, 09:04 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,727
6:00PM and it's still 106 outside. I thank goodness everyday 'cause I don't live in Phoenix! How's it going up there Peter and MTI? You ready to go back to the Island yet MTI? Sometimes Durban doesn't sound all that bad, ehh Peter?

Last edited by Mike D; 08-26-2011 at 09:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-26-2011, 09:28 PM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
106! yuck! It was 99 here today the highest...
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-27-2011, 12:37 PM
R Leo's Avatar
Stella!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: En te l'eau Rant
Posts: 5,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquaticedge View Post
Fixed! Capaciter was fine, some control Solenoid was shot. Cool Air...YAY!
Fire ants in the contactor.

A common problem...they're attracted to the ozone or something on the contacts and throw their tiny bodies under the contacts. Eventually, enough build up and insulate the connection, keeping the compressor and condenser fan from running.

Good prevention is to spray insecticide around the condenser unit.
__________________
Never a dull moment at Berry Hill Farm.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-27-2011, 12:39 PM
R Leo's Avatar
Stella!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: En te l'eau Rant
Posts: 5,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquaticedge View Post
106! yuck! It was 99 here today the highest...
Not even noon here and it is already 102F. Looking at 106F today...and I'm hauling hay in the big middle of it if my baling guy will ever call.
__________________
Never a dull moment at Berry Hill Farm.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-27-2011, 12:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 18,355
Over a week of 98+ degrees and I broke down an put in a couple of window units. One 6k and one 5k in the same window.

__________________
1977 300d 70k--sold 08
1985 300TD 185k+
1984 307d 126k--sold 8/03
1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
1979 300SD 122k--sold 2/11
1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page