the Citroen CX
anyone that owns one of these cars knows, on a warm day... Not
even "Hot", just moderately warm... They are the most
uncomfortably hot car you could imagine.
We have a number of issues to overcome. I know of no-one that has
overcome all the issues with great success. My CX is now nice and
cool on a warm day, however the front demister fan is still pathetic
compared to a modern car (eg: Xantia/XM). It is however very good
for a CX.
1) Massive heat soak into the
firewall and front floors (see this link for preventing heat
issues, 5, 6).
2) Pathetically sealed up bher
3) Pathetic air flow front the front vents.
4) Deteriated foam in the heater unit, allowing heater hot air
out of the heater element.
5) Air-con that simply cannot overcome the heat soak and leaks
into the car
6) Heater box that is exposed to tremendous heat soak under the
bonnet (eg: Hold a thermometre infront of the inlet tower with
the radiator fans running and you will find 85+degree celcius air
7) Poor quality of ventilation fan
wiring (yes really, would you
believe the quality of the electrical system in poor LOL).
8) "Always Hot" heat
exchanger in the car. You can bypass the heater under the bonnet,
by putting a simple heater tap into the heater hoses. I haven't
bother as I have found it hasn't made a difference on CX's in the
past. However I still may do it when I get a chance. Why
have a heater core at 90degrees Celcius++ in the heater box for no
9) The heat shields
Fitting Air Conditioning.
To be continued
This webpage has been created using the threads and posts from the
internet forum http://www.aussiefrogs.com where I posted the
problems/questions I had about what I was trying to acheive
(particually air-conditioning. Aussiefrogs member "robmac" has
helped me enormously).