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Old 02-10-2006, 03:02 PM   #15
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Re: Gas Mileage myths or facts?

Originally Posted by SaabJohan
Older cars usually used to disconnect the AC compressor during high load (like acceleration), today this is usually solved by letting the engine produce a few more horsepowers instead.
Newer vehicles (at least 1998) stil do that. They let the comrpessor spin every 15 seconds or so to keep the bearings from going out in the compressor itself.
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