Strange AC Question

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by tmwsccsh, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. tmwsccsh

    tmwsccsh Member

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    Jun 16, 2019
    Hi all,

    This may sound a bit odd, but does anyone know if the AC in a 1994 V6 is designed to stop working when low on fuel?

    I was well into the red (I know, I know!) on the fuel level and the AC just wasn't putting out any cold at all. Like it for a few short journeys as I hadn't filled up (I know, I know!!).

    However, once topping up again to half a tank I have cold air coming through once more.

    My Jaguar X-Type has a feature that if the windscreen washer is less than 1 litre remaining the wipers don't automatically go on when you spray the squirt, I guess so you don't use so much.

    Just wondering if this was a similar set up to save fuel or just a bizarre co-incidence...

    Thanks in advance for any responses / thoughts.