Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bloomingdale, Il
Re: New A/C compressor, how much oil?
Remember, not all the system's refrigerant oil is held in the compressor. Some remains in each component, coats lines, coils, ect. Thus, only replacing the amount that is drained out of the old compressor or accumulator or condenser, whatever. The amounts above are just a starting point when filling a new or flushed empty system. The Happy levels for oil accumulation are close to these amounts. And yes, the refrigerant is the vehicle for distributing the oil everywhere.
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