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Posted by sd100 on February 19, 2006, 7:21 pm
 
Based on my knowledge regarding automobile airconditioning, you better be
running your air conditioning for all 12 months, if you want the seals that
keep the compressor intact, to continue to do their job.  In the cold months
you only have to run it for 10 minutes, once a week to keep the seals moist.

My old Oldsmobile used to be set up in such a way that it ran everytime I
used the air movement system.  Thus, when the heat was on so was the AC and
it dried the inside of the car.  That is a good way to design the car, so
that the AC unit doesn't stop working in the 9th year from the seals dry
rotting.



Posted by richard schumacher on February 19, 2006, 7:37 pm
 


As I recall this can't happen in a Prius as the compressor and its
electric motor are inside one closed unit; there are no seals on any
rotating parts.

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