74581Re: [toyota-prius] Re: Ford Hybrid Escape article
- Jul 1, 2004bobjbkln wrote:
> I believe this is correct about the Classic's A/C. On regular A/CThis is NOT correct - the ICE will start whenever the climate control calls for
> engine shuts down to go into stealth or at a stop. This shuts down
> the compressor even if the temp sensor calls for it to be on.
it to cool the car. This is why fuel economy takes a little hit with AUTO, and
a MUCH BIGGER HIT on MAX.
> On MAX
> the compressor (and therefore the ICE) is always on (at least when
> the temp sensor calls for it). It might be a bit more complicated
> than this for regular A/C, with the computer in a stopped car turning
> on the ICE and compressor when the temp reaches some amount above the
> normal activation setting.
> BTW, during the spring and summer I always have the temp control set
> at minimum (below 55º) except when I have on the A/C when I set it to
> 78º. That way I assure that when I want fan only, it will not be
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