By Anonymous - 5/8/2019 06:00

Air Conditioned Egg on Face?

Today, I went to see the mechanic who'd just serviced my car, because it was still leaking cooling fluid. I started to explain the problem, but he stopped me and asked if I'd had the AC on. I said yes. He smiled and said lots people have this "problem" in summer. Did you know the AC releases fluid when you turn it off? I didn't. FML
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By  Henry8cooper  |  15

No. Not knowing stuff doesn't make anyone a moron. Seeking help with stuff you don't know anything about does not make anyone a moron either. Bad manners will make you a moron though - congratulations with the title.

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  Kristoffer  |  32

yep. it's not uncommon to see massive pools of "fluid" which is just water dripping off of the coils. one time I had a truck with some sort of defect, and that water found its way into the cab instead of dripping onto the ground.

By  bl3ur0z3  |  16

Yes. But that's because I'm generally broke and so I Google things to see if a handy friend can help in exchange for a beer or if I need an actual $100/hr mechanic.

By  RichardPencil  |  27

Cooling fluid?

The refrigerant in A/C systems is a gas at atmospheric pressure. If it leaked, it would evaporate and you’d never see it. What you’re seeing is condensed water vapor from the air.

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  Henry8cooper  |  15

No. Not knowing stuff doesn't make anyone a moron. Seeking help with stuff you don't know anything about does not make anyone a moron either. Bad manners will make you a moron though - congratulations with the title.

By  gring40  |  10

Engine coolant is colored (usually greenish), while ac condensate is just water, and dribbles out until all gone. Never hurts to learn how things work.