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    Red face HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    I have a question what is the difference between econ and the auto setting? I have 1994 concours and I also want to know what the best setting to use when your car is having overheating problems. (to keep the engine cooler) Please Help Quick! Thanks!

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    Re: HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    In econ mode there is no a/c compressor, in auto mode the compressor runs.

    You have to try both ways, the fans run in auto mode so it's possible
    it might run cooler. On the other hand the condensor is heating up as
    well. Could go either way. On a car with no problems, generally it will
    run cooler.

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    Re: HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    If the car is having overheating problems, get that fixed before you drive it any more!

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    Re: HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy View Post
    If the car is having overheating problems, get that fixed before you drive it any more!

    See posts on Head Gasket replacement usually caused by overheating. Mike

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    Re: HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    Think of ECON as a compressor shut off switch. Other than using the compressor, the two modes operate exactly the same.

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    Re: HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    thanks it was driving me crazy not knowing what the difference between these 2 settings were

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy View Post
    If the car is having overheating problems, get that fixed before you drive it any more!
    Thats obvious but with only 1 car this is not an option, need to get back and forth to work to get paid to buy parts so hubby can fix it. So was in search of the best quick fix. Unless you have a car I can use until then Just kidding

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    Re: HELP ME!!!! What is the difference between ECON and Auto

    It's never a good time to give up a car when you have things to do, HOWEVER driving it with that condition is going to end up costing you twice as much to fix it in the end and may result in finding a new engine rather than repairing.

    Overheating a N* is nothing to fool with.

    And I don't know what hubby does for a living but if your dealing with a head gasket repair he's probably not going to be able to do the job.
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