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Type of gas used in a/c and does it need oiling up because of ticking noise when compresser is on

What type of frezon gas do i use in my 1998 320 bmw (japanesse) and there is also a tickin noise when i turn the compressor on, could this mean that is also needs oil?

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Freon is not used. It should be R134-A Suva. It would only need more oil if it was leaking. Has it been serviced recently?

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