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2011 A/C question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yautja01, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    yautja01

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    Has anyone here wrapped their A/C cooling line with insulating material? I have a black 2011 TRD Sport and I am living in Arizona at the moment and the temp here is 100-110 degrees in the summer. The cooling line is exposed to all the ambient engine heat an I was wondering if I could improve the efficiency of my A/C by wrapping this line with insulating material. Has anyone done this or will this do more harm than good?
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  2. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It wont do anything to aid cooling.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    You've tried it?
     
  4. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    1.) I imagine the effect will be minimal.
    2.) The insulation is very, very cheap.

    So, why not try it? At worst, it does nothing and it cost you $0.50. I did it on my last vehicle, and now that you've mentioned it I might do it on this one too.
     
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    Saskquatch11

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    residential AC lines are insulated here aswell, probably done everywhere. no harm in trying, but I doubt there would be much of a benefit if any at all.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    If there is any benefit at all, I'll bet that all it does is make the A/C pump run a little easier with less effort.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ive thought about it, but when Ive taken the temps of the lines, it seems they stay very cold. The coolant is constantly flowing thru them, so I dont think the heat of the engine is really enough to have an impact on the efficiency of the systeem. If it was, Im sure Toyota (and other manufactures) would invest a few cents of material to gain the added efficiency.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Residential lines have a much greater distance to travel, vs. an auto's AC system.
     
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