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by Cusser
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Oil Balance Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Oil Balance Question

Should get even cooler with actual driving !!! Try that !
by Cusser
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: adding oil after top off?
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: adding oil after top off?

tdawg46 wrote:I added 10 oz of r134a to the system after over 15 yrs of use.


tdawg46 wrote:Would it be normal to leak that amount over 15 yrs? 98 Jeep xj


Not uncommon at all. Auto AC systems are designed to leak a tiny amount out of the compressor seal, to keep the shaft lubricated.
by Cusser
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Oil Balance Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Oil Balance Question

Thanks for the help. I'm almost finished with getting the condenser out. Evaporator has been reinstalled under the dash. One other question I have is about the factory specification for the refrigerant amount. The sticker under the hood says 23 oz, while the service manual states the capacity as 24...
by Cusser
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Discharge pipe burst - add how much oil?
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Discharge pipe burst - add how much oil?

Car is a Ford Focus 2009 with factory charge 600 grams and 200 ml PAG oil. After replacing the discharge pipe that had a big crack in it 5 inch from outlet I wonder hos much oil I need to add. I could see oil sprayed out but impossible to tell exactly how much. I just added about 40 ml but I think ...
by Cusser
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Dodge A/C Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Dodge A/C Help

Would not hurt to check the AC clutch gap.

Had the gap issue on my '98 Frontier last summer, removed one shim to fix.
by Cusser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs

Typically, though, refrigerant is measured in ounces of weight while the oil is measured in fluid ounces. Myself: I've always added refrigerant oil by volume as well, using a plastic graduated cylinder. It's graduated in ml, so about 25 to 30ml for an ounce of refrigerant oil. I do have an electron...
by Cusser
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: 1969 Chevelle SS 396- factory air specs

Not a ton of difference between oz. in weight and fluid oz.

1 fluid oz. is like 29.6 ml

1 oz. weight, USA is 28.4 grams, or like 28.4 ml if water.
by Cusser
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: First timer - In a bit deep replacing main components
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: First timer - In a bit deep replacing main components

There is a plastic insert on the small port side that doesn't seem removable, could I spray right through this? (and capture the output with a hose on the big port to a bucket). Could that plastic insert be an orifice tube or some replaceable screen? Ya' got good pictures of that you can upload? An...
by Cusser
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 63 GM Compressor shaft seal removal
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: 63 GM Compressor shaft seal removal

balmfort wrote:PS - i have pictures but I cant seem to upload to this site. Messages says every file is too large, even if its only 395Kb?


Upload your photos to free service like Imgur.com, then copy/paste in the link. I'm a computer-idiot, and I can do it.
by Cusser
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?

I seem to read that you bought a new compressor (among other stuff) but then bought another new compressor because you didn't trust the first one?

Were both compressors brand new, and the same part number/brand???

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