Re: [DML] Re: AC System oil
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Re: [DML] Re: AC System oil

Marty - these questions are probably best asked of someone who
works on automotive A/C systems on a regular basis.  The fact
that you didn't get a reply to your last post usually means no one 
on the list knows enough to even guess at an answer.


-------------- Original message from "Marty Galbreath" <marty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> It seems no one wants to take a crack at my oil question, so I did 
> some more research and learned a few things on my own. 
> My AC manual states that if a single part is being replaced, i.e. 
> evaporator, condensor or accumulator, then a certain amount of oil 
> should be placed in the new part. If everything is new, then all the 
> oil goes in the compressor. 
> Since I effectively have a cleaned out system now, I decided to 
> drain the compressor oil and see what was in there. I only had less 
> than 2 ounces in the compressor. I suspect there may be a lot in the 
> old accumulator, since it weighs 8 ounces more than the new one. 
> So, my plan is this: I am going to place 6 ounces of mineral oil in 
> the compressor, and pour another 2 ounces down the line going to the 
> condensor. That would put 8 ounces total in the system, which I 
> figure should be about right. After evacuation I will charge with 36 
> ounces of R12. 
> Am I right in this line of reasoning, or is there something I have 
> failed to consider? Any and all help welcomed. 
> Marty Galbreath 
> 3765 - dash in pieces 

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