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I live in Phoenix and summer is right around the corner. This is important. 馃ぃ

Anyone else have their AC work kinda intermittently? First time I've noticed an issue, but yesterday I noticed that, at idle or low RPM, it blows somewhere between cool and cool-ish or flat out warm. On the freeway, it seems to work fine. I have two theories:

1 - It may need recharged (AKA, there's a leak) but this seems strange for a 2016 with only ~12000 miles...
2 - There's an underdrive pully somewhere...gotta look into that.

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You gotta hook up pressure gauges to see what's going on. If the freon has leaked then pressure may not be sufficient to kick on the pressure switch allowing the compressor to engage. If it's low then have them throw in some dye on the refill so they can check for leaks later on.
 
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You gotta hook up pressure gauges to see what's going on. If the freon has leaked then pressure may not be sufficient to kick on the pressure switch allowing the compressor to engage. If it's low then have them throw in some dye on the refill so they can check for leaks later on.
Yea, I don't have any of that. I've got tools and stuff but I don't have any HVAC stuff. It's going to Pitstop Tuesday to have a fuel pressure sensor installed and I'm going to have them give it a once-over while it's there. I'll have them check it out. Was wondering if maybe it was a known issue or something. Guess not.

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Yea, I don't have any of that. I've got tools and stuff but I don't have any HVAC stuff. It's going to Pitstop Tuesday to have a fuel pressure sensor installed and I'm going to have them give it a once-over while it's there. I'll have them check it out. Was wondering if maybe it was a known issue or something. Guess not.

Thanks.
I'm not aware of any AC issues that are specific to the GTR. The AC system is fairly simple so it should not be a problem to diagnose. Typically, if the AC doesn't blow cold then the pressure is too low and it won't engage the pressure switch to engage the compressor clutch. This means you have freon leaking somewhere, which could be something simply or it could mean you're replacing AC parts. Regardless, gotta start with the basics, which is checking the low side and high side pressures.
 

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I live in Phoenix and summer is right around the corner. This is important. 馃ぃ

Anyone else have their AC work kinda intermittently? First time I've noticed an issue, but yesterday I noticed that, at idle or low RPM, it blows somewhere between cool and cool-ish or flat out warm. On the freeway, it seems to work fine. I have two theories:

1 - It may need recharged (AKA, there's a leak) but this seems strange for a 2016 with only ~12000 miles...
2 - There's an underdrive pully somewhere...gotta look into that.

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The Air conditioner on the GTR is very good. You just need to hook up gauges and check it out. I can take a look at it next week if you want.
 

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The Air conditioner on the GTR is very good. You just need to hook up gauges and check it out. I can take a look at it next week if you want.
There you go...hard to get anything better than that!

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Really appreciate the help, everyone!

I'm having a fuel pressure sensor installed Tuesday and I'm going to have it fixed then. Vitaly at Pitstop Performance (the ONLY place I take my cars other than the dealer...and even that is only under specific circumstances...) was telling me that the AC system in these cars is pretty sensitive as far as how much freon is in it. He said that, if the engine/front end has been removed, which it has, they probably didn't recharge it quite enough. Makes sense to me and easy enough to fix...even if it does take a while. He said that they hook it up to a machine that pulls all the freon out, measures it, then puts it back in with whatever additional it needs. Takes...like...an hour and a half, but simple enough. Hahaha

Thanks again, everyone! Greatly appreciated!!
 

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As a sidenote, if you're in the Phoenix area, Pitstop Performance is the spot. Been taking my cars there for years and years...they specialize in the 300ZX which is what I had when I moved here in 2014. (Currently have my 7th Z...they're kinda my thing...lol)

Good shops aren't easy to find. Highly recommended. Pitstop Performance
 
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