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Increase A/C performance

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jross20, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    AC temp is also dependent on ambient temp..
     
  2. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Having just moved from GA, it’s mostly a hot-ass weather issue.

    The best way to combat it, is park in the shade as best as you can or in garage if you have one. Makes a massive difference. Open up ALL your windows and let the outside air in even if just for 30 seconds. And crank everything to max AC. It’s the only way.

    People say the AC is good on these trucks and it might be true but I’ll tell you my 3rd gen 4runner would freeze your ass out in roughly 60 seconds even after having sat in the sun all day. My 2nd gen Tacoma will not do that unless it’s in the shade and I do what I said above.

    But my 4runner was white and my truck is pyrite so that doesn’t help either.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    jross20

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    My truck is white as well, I will be adding that aux fan as I've read that it will help with cooling it down in the beginning.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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    At 199,000 mile's I don't think that matters anymore...haha.
    And they didn't say, so I presume mid 40s?
     
  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    I got a Mickey Mouse antenna ball. Does that count?
    Here's an interesting TSB.

    Looks like they're adding the condenser fan for Mexico spec trucks and then operating it based on refrigerant pressures.
    They also add quite a bit of sealing to the core support as well to help prevent hot air from sneaking around.

    Seals:

    #2 36869-04010 COVER, P $8.25
    #3 36869-04030 COVER, P $8.25
    #4 36869-04040 COVER, P $7.61
    #1 36869-04020 COVER, P $6.87
    #6 53285-04010 SEAL, RA $6.03
    #5 53286-04010 SEAL, RA $7.64
    #7 53398-04010 SEAL, RA $47.87
    #8 36867-04040 SEAL, PA $10.89

    Pressure switch stuff:

    88645-04070 Pressure switch
    90301-A0010 Pressure switch O-ring
    90980-10943 Connector Housing
    82998-12440 Wires (You'll need two)



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  6. Jun 26, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    parts ordered and received.

    These are 1 thru 4 in the diagram. They were pretty cheap. So, I'm starting with these first.
    When CSF get's their shizzle together on their radiator upgrade; I'll do the other seals 5,6, and 7 along with.
    I'll be adding a condenser fan as well. But, I need to look into something that'll work along with the supercharger heat exchanger.

    holes.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    Why only 2015?
     
  8. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    I got a Mickey Mouse antenna ball. Does that count?
    Based on the date of the TSB. I'd imagine it has a lot to do with Toyota only being concerned with trucks still under the 3/36.

    I think we can learn enough from the TSB to effectively do the same mods to just about any second gen Taco tho. Add a condenser fan and seal up the core support area as well as possible.
     
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  9. Jun 26, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    My condenser fan doesn’t seem to do too much, I’m curious to hear reports of how the Toyota one works
     
  10. Jun 26, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    Totally cannot wait to see what the results are.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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  12. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:15 AM
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  13. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Nano-Ceramic tint.... trust me. It blocks 95%+ of heat entering vehicle. Put like 35% or lighter all the way around and it'll make the world of a difference with the AC.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    I got a Mickey Mouse antenna ball. Does that count?
    ^^^ This too. I had it in another vehicle and it was amazing. 3M Crystaline. Bring your wallet tho.
    Good tint is a must here in PHX
     
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  15. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    Is it worth getting the Toyota brand Condenser fan vs aftermarket? Any idea what the Toyota one costs?
     
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  16. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    for a test, I bet some duct tape would prove if those seals would work or not

    I might try some on mine since its getting warmer here and the parking lot at work has no shade
     
  17. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    Gorilla tape would last a lot longer that duct tape.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    agreed but for a test it should be fine
     
  19. Jun 27, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    Wait, what are you guys taping?
     
  20. Jun 27, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Georgia mountains have different climate.

    OP didn't say where in the state he was living.

    OP may have family or other reasons why picking up and moving isn't an option.

    OP specifically asked about upgrading his A/C performance.
     
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