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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 11, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Compressor oil amount in new system

I have just installed a Vintage Air Gen IV system and am using the AC/Delco compressor (88964863) that came with the ZZ4 engine. I am trying to find out how much pag oil to use. The info that came with the compressor thinks it is a replacement and you are advised to measure the oil from the old unit and add that much which is no help to me. Any help would be appreciated!


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Re: Compressor oil amount in new system

By looking at this sheet I would put at least 9 oz. in a dry system.

http://www.acdelcotechconnect.com/pd...lance_card.pdf

I would call Vintage Air and see what they recommend. I know on their compressors you add no oil.

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Re: Compressor oil amount in new system

Do what the sheet is saying. I just did it a year ago, it only takes 2.5 oz of oil.
Drain it and put back same amt. I added 2oz. to it and rotated unit in my hand then
installed compressor on the car. No more than 2.5 oz. Mine was also a pancake
compressor with new VA system.
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Re: Compressor oil amount in new system

Read that sheet real careful. He said he had a new system with no oil added. Yes the compressor takes 2.5oz.

1. These components require oil addition prior to assembly:

Evaporator core - add 1.5 oz.
Condenser core - add 1 oz.
Hose/Muffler assembly - 1 oz.
Accumulator - Drain & measure oil from removed accumulator: then add same amount plus 2 oz. of new refrigerant oil to new accumulator
Receiver/Dryer - Drain & measure oil from removed receiver/dryer then add same amount plus 1 oz. of new refrigerant oil to new receiver/dryer

2. If System/Component Flushed - refill system to its total capacity. If one component(s) flushed, add oil amount equal to replacement amount detailed in item#1 above.

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Re: Compressor oil amount in new system

I'm only talking about compressor. If it is a new vintage air system there is no
need to add oil to components, its not necessary.
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Re: Compressor oil amount in new system

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I'm only talking about compressor. If it is a new vintage air system there is no
need to add oil to components, its not necessary.
Bill,

You are correct on the VA systems. But should you add all the oil that is recommended by AC/Delco compressor install?

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