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A/C question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by georgiared84, May 31, 2003.

  1. georgiared84

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    I've got an 84 with a factory air conditioner that was converted to 134 two years ago. Works fine but I need to put a new compressor on. My question is, If I'm putting 134 back in along with the lubricant for 134, what do I do about the oil that already comes in the radial compressor? Do I leave it in, or dump it out?
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    Just leave it in there. Some compressors are starting to come with oil in them again because 134A refrigerant doesn't move the oil like R12 does, so that being the case, they fill up the compressor and there it stays.
     
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    Thanks. Last time It was dumped out, and the compressor bearings are shot. Maybe that's why.
     
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    Be carefull. On coverted systems you have to run "PAG" oil or you will rot the seals out. Find out what that oil is in that compressor.

    Tere is a really good A/C shop down off of Spring rd that does good work and you could probably buy pag oil from them.
     

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