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Air compressor when i took the air compressor off of the vehichle i let out all of the oil and freon. I got a bottle of R134a 18oz. can now it says that there is oil in the can but it doesnt say how much. Can u tell me how much oil needs to go into the compressor. Oh and can u tell me if the compressor having no oil in it can keep the car from starting.

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It is all preditermined per lb / no but it will make some noise

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DEBBIE, the system already had a leak=oily hoses, so it's already DISCHARGED.

besides the R134a freon that you need, you'll probably have to add some special OIL to it as well or else you risk damaging the compressor!

using one of those freon kits w/ some sealer and uv dye already added may or may not help, depending on how bad the leak is. for those DIY kis, the valve is only going to be attached to the LOW side of the system (one size - one fit) all the r134a systems will have 2 sizes so you can't tap into the high side with those DIY kits

but then, you'll just be guessing at the amount of AC compressor oil to add as well... so a pro may be needed to complete this job properly

when the leak is found & repaired w/ a new gasket/ o-ring/ or whatever part that had failed, the professional will evacuate the system & keep the vacuum pressure for a few minutes to confirm no more leaks after the repairs.... this also makes sure there is no residual moisture to rust out the parts from the inside. then he measures the correct amount of freon and "recharge" the system.


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Change r12 to r134 freon

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If the a/c compressor clutch is not engaging, then the freon or r134a pressure may be low.

Pressure on the low side should be 25 psi to 45 psi.

Since your car is a 1990, it may have been made before r134a was used and may require an r134a retrofit kit that includes oil, r134a, and adapters to update the a/c.

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How do I remove the Ac oil in my 89 corvette when switching from freon to 134 . How much should be added and where?

I have upgraded or retrofitted older cars with r134a before with the ester oil and never had any problems with the refrigerant working with the old oil, as long as you put a few ounces of the new oil in.

The kit for r134a conversion from R-12 has everything you need to upgrade without removing all of the old oil.

Of course, in the early days of r134a conversion in the early 1990s there were people who recommended that you take the whole system apart, compressor, piping, receiver drier, etc. and replace the receiver drier and dump out the old oil.

In my opinion, this is a very expensive proposition, and good to excellent air conditioning can be had by following the R134a conversion kit instructions and installing 2 or 3 cans of refrigerant into your system.

This can be done by yourself.

Watch, if you're in California, you have to return empty cans of R134a to the store because they say that it is harmful to the environment and they want to keep track of it.

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used to be a big deal. today, you can buy kit from autozone or other auto store and do it yourself. Need to discharge R12 into reclaimer so it does not go into air and pollute air.

Then, install R134a fittings on lines, add r134a feon in proper amount with new oil. leave old oil in system. you can buy cans with oil already in the can with the freon. probably need about 6 ounces of oil.
lot's of websites tell how to do this. vidoes on line too.

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