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View Poll Results: Vote ONLY if you are an i20 owner. How do you find the air-conditioner effectiveness?
Excellent (Chilly) 17 22.97%
Average (Just about manages) 35 47.30%
Poor (Inadequate) 22 29.73%
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Old 13th April 2010, 17:07   #16
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Let me share the temperature reading on my 5 year old Zen.

1. Temperature: 6 degrees
2. Which Blower: Middle (above the gear lever)
3. Condition: After 15 mins drive at a temp of around 28 deg.
4. Blower Position: Max (3rd)

In my opinion thee AC of i20 Should have been way ahead as compared a 5 year old Zen. Seniors correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 13th April 2010, 17:08   #17
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I had problems with the i20's A/c when I test drove it. During the course of the test drive, which was almost 3kms long through city streets, I was sweating away. I think grille temperature at 6.7 degrees is a tad high. It should ideally be around 4-5 degrees.
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Old 13th April 2010, 17:20   #18
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Atleast ford didn't mess up the AC on the Figo. Its the best aircon on any hatch!
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Old 13th April 2010, 17:53   #19
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By the way, what is the minimum temperature readings @ max blower min temperature on the new gen cars?
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Old 13th April 2010, 19:02   #20
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By the way, what is the minimum temperature readings @ max blower min temperature on the new gen cars?
I guess the readings are taken at minimum blower speed (so that the cold air does not get blown away from the bulb of the thermometer) - thats what was done to check the A/C of my Zen by a reputed A/C service centre. The initial temp reading of 14 degrees was down to 1.8 degrees after replacing a choked evaporator coil and receiver dryer.
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Old 13th April 2010, 19:10   #21
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Well i have been dricing the i20 for almost 2 weeks now and with temperatures seen to 35 degrees. I found the car cooling to be better with climate control switched on and ac temperature set to 16 degress.

Maybe i dont feel the same problem as you all because of the front windscreen being tinted. I may be wrong here.

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Old 13th April 2010, 19:20   #22
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Do we have A/C Guru's here. if so please comment as i'm attaching the config of i20 a/c.
Its the k1.2 . The other 2 are used in 1.6 version model which we don't have it here in India.



The i10 A/c has a different spec and i'm attaching the same here
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Old 14th April 2010, 02:11   #23
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Can you guys please clarify is the 6C temp of Air Blown into the car cabin,
or its temp from the A.C. Cooling Coil,
I am sure this is not cabin temp. as one would reach with frosted Hairs.
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Old 14th April 2010, 02:37   #24
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I think the following is the problem.

The i10 AC displaces 110cc/rev - so cooling is better in city (low rpm) than the i20 AC which displaces 90cc/rev.
But the better heat rejection of teh i20 unit should have taken care of that.
Wonder whats happening!!

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Old 14th April 2010, 08:16   #25
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This is a known issue in the 1.2 i20. The compressor size is similar or smaller than i10 1.2. Some sources mention that the compressor size was reduced as i20 was heavier than i10, so a compressor similar to i10 would have given even poor performance ( i.e. engine performance ) in i20.

Hyundai should have changed the compressor size. IIRC, Alto came with 117cc compressor. Palio had around 12Xcc compressor.
Swift is not having the best AC, but its much better than what others have to offer. Fiat too has got the job done well in this area. I think i20 and Indica Vista are the only cars that have AC related complains flowing in.

The best thing to do is install a bigger compressor, but this is not as simple as typing a simple line here. Consult the dealer on this & request him about the same. Hyundai has made a wrong move with this 1.2 setup. Wonder why this is not reported by auto mags.
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Old 14th April 2010, 16:12   #26
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So many owners complaining about A/C problems and Hyundai has still not done anything about it even after more than one year since launch!
At the end of the day, it's a 1.2 liter, with a weak bottom end, in a decidedly heavy car. Hyundai can't really install a large capacity compressor onto it. It would totally kill the driveability (not a strong point to start with). With 3 passengers onboard, the i20s 1.2 engine anyways feels flat.

I think this is something that i20 owners are just going to have to live with (unfortunately). High quality sunfilm anyone?

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At the end of the day, it's a 1.2 liter, with a weak bottom end, in a decidedly heavy car. Hyundai can't really install a large capacity compressor onto it. It would totally kill the driveability (not a strong point to start with). With 3 passengers onboard, the i20s 1.2 engine anyways feels flat.

I think this is something that i20 owners are just going to have to live with (unfortunately). High quality sunfilm anyone?
Actually hyundai has to take this up, even at the cost of driveability. Case in example is alto, with the ac on, it is super sluggish, but the ac made sure (along with other plus points of the car, but in a summer, the ac is only thing one is concerned about in a car) it is a seller.
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Actually hyundai has to take this up, even at the cost of driveability. .
yeah : agree with you.

I mean if Hyundai boasts of its fit & finish, interiors quality, plastic quality etc : there is no way they should just let owners live with an average quality air conditioning unit in the i20.

Good quality AC is more of a necessity in India than high quality plastics !!
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Actually hyundai has to take this up, even at the cost of driveability. Case in example is alto, with the ac on, it is super sluggish, but the ac made sure (along with other plus points of the car, but in a summer, the ac is only thing one is concerned about in a car) it is a seller.
OT: Switching off the ac in an Alto was similar to a turbo kick. I used to switch it off if I needed quick acceleration to overtake someone.
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Old 14th April 2010, 17:15   #30
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Thank weather god i stay in Bangalore where max temperatures waves around 37deg. I Own I20asta & rear seat passangers often complaint about the efficency of AC in it. I usually drive & have no problem with the AC in the front. But the vehicle loses its power for few minutes after switching on the AC and later it is fine.
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