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Need to know how much refrigerant oil to put into the accumalator old one is empty so i don't know how much . manual states 2 0z plus what removed

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Add 2 0z. I know what the manuals say but sometimes the oil tracks or moves where it wants to ,and you find an oz or very little, as you may have. Just go with 2oz and look so how much is around the clutch,because they leak to lube front seal,so you can add 4oz. total. Never know what went in at factory ,so be safe and add a little. If the compressor doesn't like the level ,it just sends it along it 's way to the next component mixed in refrigerant.

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Where is the accumalator located at and what does it do


An accumulator is a physical component in an auto's air-conditioning system. It is made of metal and is cylindrical in shape.

It is similar in shape, yet larger- than the a/c system's receiver/drier; which is another important component to a car's air conditioning system.

The accumulator is connected to the evaporator outlet, on the low-pressure side of the system.

[Whereas, the receiver/drier is located on the high-pressure side of the a/c system and can be connected directly to the condenser; or between the condenser and the expansion valve; and it serves a totally different function than the accumulator. 1.) it acts as a temporary storage container for oil and refrigerant when neither are needed for system operation; hence the name, receiver. 2.) it contains a filter that can trap impurities that may be inside the A/C system; and 3.) it contains desiccant to absorb moisture (humidity) that may have gotten inside the A/C system]

Anyway, the accumulator's primary function is to store liquid refrigerant that is exiting the evaporator, to prevent it from reaching the compressor. If liquid refrigerant were to enter the compressor, it could cause damage, as the compressor is not designed to pump liquid, only vapor.

The accumulator also allows the refrigerant the time to warm up and change from a liquid to a vapor, before being drawn back into the compressor.

An accumulator also serves as a temporary storage container for oil when the oil is not needed by the system and like the drier, it too contains desiccant and a filter.

It is recommended that both be replaced in the event the system is opened to the environment during the servicing or repair of the car's a/c system

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Accumalator/drier do i need oil


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Replacing compressor, accumulator and orifice tube on 97 k1500. how much pag oil goes in compressor, and how much goes in accumulator. book says to empty oil out of old accumulato, measure and replace that...


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

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