Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Important operation tips for the air conditioningFor pleasant driving / Important operation tips for the air conditioning
► Park the vehicle in the shade.
Parking in the hot sun will make the vehicle inside extremely hot, and it will require more time to cool the interior.
If it is necessary to park in the sun, open the windows for the first few minutes of air conditioning operation to expel the hot air.
► Close the windows when the air conditioning is in use. The entry of outside air through open windows will reduce the cooling efficiency.
► Too much cooling is not good for the health.
The inside air temperature should only be 5 to 6 °C below the outside air temperature.
► When operating the system, make sure the air intake, which is located in front of the windscreen, is free of obstructions such as leaves and snow. Leaves collected in the airintake plenum may reduce air flow and plug the plenum water drains.
Air conditioning system refrigerant and lubricant recommendations
If the air conditioning seems less effective than usual, the cause might be a refrigerant leak. We recommend you to have the system inspected.
The air conditioning system in your vehicle must be charged with the refrigerant HFC-134a and the lubricant SUN-PAG56.
Use of any other refrigerant or lubricant will cause severe damage which will result in the need to replace your vehicle’s entire air conditioning system.
The release of refrigerant into the atmosphere should be prevented.
It is recommended that the refrigerant be recovered and recycled for further use.
During a long period of disuse
The air conditioning should be operated for at least five minutes each week, even in cold weather. This is to prevent the compressor from seizing and to maintain the air conditioning in the best operating condition.