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Anybody know where to buy mineral oil these days for the older R12 systems? Everything in the Auto stores is PAG (not compatible) and POE (somewhat compatible).....

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Rite Aid or any other comparable pharmacy.
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I have ordered A/C parts and oil thru these guys many times. http://www.acsource.com/mineraloilquart.aspx ....Jb

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Ask your neighborhood HVAC tech. Local HVAC store would have it.

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My wife works at local Parts Plus store and she just brought home a/c system for her 67 Elcamino...stock system. they carry oil on shelf. everything except R12. but I have that covered. I still have some in 14 oz cans. jay


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Re: Where to Buy Mineral Oil - AC

I know that Mineral Oil can be found in any drug store (Walgreens, CVS, etc)...
but I don't know if it's the same or could be used in an A/C system.

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I was recently on the phone with a 4 seasons tech about my compressor set up and he said to use 11 oz of Ester 100 in the compressor(comes dry). Sold at Napa and most parts places. I think the 8oz can is $16.00......... yikes.

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Thanks for the info.. Just have a Rite-Aid right down the street from work so will get some this afternoon... I hadn't thought to look there.. Just a warning on Ester Oil, it is not as efficient at distributing through the system in R12 as Mineral Oil.. And, it will draw moisture sitting on the shelf in plastic bottles so you end up putting some moisture back into the system after you evacuate it... It isn't nearly as bad as PAG Oil though for absorbing moisture on the shelf..

I am actually re-charging my system with R406a (Autofrost) so it really needs the mineral oil like R12....

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Napa still carries it. I got some there in December. They ordered it and I had it the next day. Old Air Products carries it as well. (www.oldairproducts.com)

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Just a warning on Ester Oil, it is not as efficient at distributing through the system in R12 as Mineral Oil.. And, it will draw moisture sitting on the shelf in plastic bottles so you end up putting some moisture back into the system after you evacuate it... It isn't nearly as bad as PAG Oil though for absorbing moisture on the shelf
I heard that so I added some corn starch to the oil before I poured it in.......

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Picked up 16oz bottle at Rite-Aid for $5.50.... Just have to pick up a new accumulator and charge the system....
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Just curious, what is the difference between the regular Rite Aid mineral oil and the Ester 100, beside the price?

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They are completely different formulations chemically. Ester will blend with both R12 and R134a but mineral oil is much better for R12 systems. Mineral oil is carried through the system by R12 much better than Ester oil so it lubes the compressor much better. Mineral oil is less hygroscopic so it is not inclined to hold water and carry it through the system.
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Just a last follow up. I found out that Napa has the Mineral Oil suitable for R12 so took back the Rite-Aid stuff and got the Napa oil. I was worried about the Rite-Aid viscosity being correct so went with the real stuff. It was only $10 for the quart at Napa and had to go there anyway to get a new Accumulator...
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