You should have a "instant read" cooking thermometer around - it's the best way to do that chicken and pork grilling ya know. Take an inexpensive one with the long needle probe (an analog dial might be best with your sunglasses on and batteries don't like the heat), stick it down in your active dash vent and go to max cold. After a few minutes driving at a reasonable speed, if your air temp is below, say 45-50 deg F (for here in PA) you have a very well functioning A/C unit. You may need to try the air recirculate button mentioned by skycomag to get that cold. If it is not cold enough then you have some objective observations to take to the dealer service folk and some way to verify they actually do the needed fix. Leave it on the dash sometime to get a real appreciation for how hot a parked car can get. This approach worked for me when I had to convince a mechanic with burnt out fingers (and a numb butt?) that my Mercury Montego heated seat did not work.Anyone noticed that their AC just doesn't blow that cold? Especially at low speeds?
The A/C emits the same temperature regardless of fan speed. When turning the fan on high speed you feel the air much stronger, thus the feeling it is colder. just make sure you circulate the air inside the car and turn on max speed until you feel the car is colder, then lower the fan speed.I have noticed that too. The air is not as cold in the first/second fan speed as it is in the third or higher. This is my first Subaru so I don't know if this normal??
I have noticed with temp set all the way to cold & blowing on windshield & feet, without ac activated, its pretty cold for me. I haven't had to turn the AC on even on 100 degree days. Anyone else notice this?Anyone noticed that their AC just doesn't blow that cold? Especially at low speeds?
neither have I but I got no idea on why it wasn't as cold as it should of been on first use. It seems okay now. I haven't felt tremendous lag from the AC on acceleration. I think it's quite efficient. It's a small compressor.Have not heard of AC break in. With the AC on, acceleration can be pretty bad, but I guess it is a 4 cylinder after all.