Mice Problems

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 22:30
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Just purchased 1996 80 series Diesel Cruiser

Mice keep getting in the Air Conditioner Blower Unit and I am unable to determine their entrance path

They die in the Blower fan and stink the Car out

Problem number two is the actual air conditioner seems to operate but it takes hours in this weather to become cool

Dont know wether its up to scratch or Like my 2000 Hilux and is just pathetic
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 01:50

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 01:50
Hi JR,

Can't help with the mice problem........... don't keep grain there??................ sorry 'bout that.

80 Series Air Con ............ maybe.

You will need to take it to an air con GURU.

No location is given, so help is hard to find.

Recover the gas in system,

Pressure test the system,

Re - gas the system.

If this works, please let me know.

Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: AlanTH - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:33

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:33
Mice must like cruisers for some reason......
I lent the then manager of Home Valley Station a screwdriver some years ago when his Troopy tourist vehicle was getting stunk out and that was the same thing. Doesn't take long in the Kimberley for a little mouse to to turn faces green with the stink. :-)))
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 17:36

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 17:36
Install cat (or snake, but some people prefer cats for some reason).

Strange them wanting to get in there though, you'd think they would prefer some other place to a car insides to make a home.

Air con may need total overhaul, gas, drier, condensers sometimes get issues, can get pricey.
Check condenser core for blockages (insects, seeds, plant matter, mud, birds and small marsupials, etc).
If the condenser has a separate fan, ensure this is working.
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Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:26

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:26
I have worked on a vehicle in the past which had rat bait in plastic containers behind the headlights to help control them.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:02

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:02
I was thinking baits, but then they do attract them, don't they ?
Probable that good housekeeping and the led / auto activated lights here and there under the vehicle would be best.
These lights would make for easy camp movement for those midnight runs too :)
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Reply By: swampfox - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 17:33

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 17:33
aircon issues
1st 75 series and 80 series cruiser are some of the best aircon units going period .
Cannot verify later units .eg 100/200 series

Generally u will get away with a receiver drier and a regas under normal operating conditions under 2000,000kms

Over 200,000kms r/drier, evaporater will need replacement due to fins being slightly clogged with moist material and causing it to rot away . Always do TX valve with evap core.
Do all o rings in all joins
compressor discharge hose will probably need replacing [most makes leak from high pressure. 80 series typically r ok ]

condenser will need to be free from bugs etc and good fins
remove and flush condenser with a flush or shellite in a ""kero"" gun .

The compressor is best removed flushed and reoiled with the CORRECT AMOUNT of ester refrigerant oil Ester oil =134a gas

Flush all remaining refrigerant lines 1x solid liquid line ,1x flex suction line
Replace the low pressure switch in the evap box

MISC engine viscous hub needs to be in good condition
When reassembly leak test all areas and joins
U will need to check compressor 4 leaks and noise [internally and clutch bearings ]
Recon nip denso compressors are available

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