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Re: The Strangest Thing...are they supposed to do (archive)

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Posted by Doug on October 10, 1999 at 18:09:06:

In Reply to: The Strangest Thing...are they supposed to do that posted by ///MT on October 10, 1999 at 16:27:57:

: So there I am, middle of last week, sitting at a traffic light. My OBC says it's 108 outside, (yes, that can happen in October, but only in Phoenix) needless to say, I have my AC on. Feeling a bit frisky, I decide to get into the gas a little bit (cause I can). I watch the light for the oncomming traffic turn yellow and I slowly raise the RPMs up towards 2000. My light goes green, I side step the clutch (i know, i know, but i was feeling frisky) and the car lauches like a rocket. I wind out first gear, bang second, wrap that out, grab third, still going, 6000, 6200, 6500... I shut down, and notice that my AC just came BACK on... whats the deal, do these cars automaticly disengage the AC at WOT? or is my AC just cycling because it's low on freon ?? somebody help.... ps, it's 88 degrees today.... :)

Yes they disengage at wide open throttle,and thank god they do. I was sitting on the false grid at a driving school last summer and it was hot! damn hot! so I was running the a/c. You know what happened next right? I did my stint with the a/c on I didn't notice until the last lap when I redline shifted it to see if I could get that little extra straight speed. I heard a big squeal in between gears no doubt from the ac kicking on betwen gears. No harm no foul but I always check now before proceeding onto the track. And I always wondered why that seemed like my best lap....:)

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