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3487Re: 525e Air Con Blows!

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  • jeroenkrijnen
    Mar 30, 2005
      Hi Ron,
      Maybe you already solved the draught, but I couldn't help wondering
      what would happen if you pushed the aircon button left of the
      temperature-selector (I couldn't check it, both my E28's doesn't
      have air-conditioners)
      Jeroen,NL


      --- In bmwe28@..., "andyexup" <andyexup@m...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Ron,
      > The recycle flap seems to be working, at least I can hear it
      moving,
      > heater blows lots of very hot air, it's just this draught!
      > Had a closer look and there's a twin fan blower in the center
      > console, this spins when the air con is on and it's from here that
      > the draught comes. I guess there's a flap not shutting somewhere
      and
      > it's letting by this fan (even though it's not turning), the
      draught
      > increases as the fan is turned up.
      > I'm not going to strip the dash out to fix it, summer will be here
      > soon!
      >
      > Andy
      > --- In bmwe28@..., Ron Adams <landmanron@p...> wrote:
      > > hi Andy maybe its not the AC but the outside air vent coming
      in?
      > My car also has the strange characteristic of when the heat is
      on,
      > the two round vents on top the dash to the far left and far right
      > blow hot, but the middle one underneath the window blows cold even
      > when the heat is on. How long have you had the car? the
      > middle "slider" controls outside air flow, and if you slide it to
      > the right it lets outside air in, but if you slide it to the left
      it
      > recycles(heats) the inside air. sounds basic but some people who
      > are new don't know this.
      > >
      > > Ron
      > >
      > > andyexup <andyexup@m...> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In bmwe28@..., Ron Adams <landmanron@p...>
      wrote:
      > > > might try checking the thermostat, maybe the engine is not
      > gettig
      > > hot enough to allow hotter fluids into the heater core. that is
      > > what happened with mine.
      > > >
      > > Ron
      > > Pretty sure the engines getting hot, temp gauge climbs fine and
      > the
      > > heater blows hot air, it's just the cold draught from these 2
      > bottom
      > > vents! And even then, wouldn't be a problem if it didn't blow
      > > straight onto my knee!
      > > It's the 2 vents at bottom of the dash console, facing the gear
      > > shift and blowing into the cabin, I think there must be some
      kind
      > of
      > > flap inside which isn't shutting and was hoping for some one to
      > have
      > > an easy fix!:-).
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > > AndyB
      > > > andyexup <andyexup@m...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi everyone,
      > > >
      > > > Got a '86 525e with factory air con (very rare in the UK!),
      > > trouble
      > > > is, it blows cold all the time!
      > > > It has 2 vents just above the gear console (think it's a
      > cubbyhole
      > > > on non-air cars), this blows cold, even when the heater is on.
      > Any
      > > > ideas, or do I have to stick some tank tape over the vents?
      Got
      > to
      > > > stop it somehow, it's giving me a stiff knee!
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > > AndyB
      > > >
      > > >
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