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Replacing V5 a.c. compressor on 1992 Lumina. Do I use 150 pag oil? Eight ounces? Thanks

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The amount of oil that you add depends on exactly how much came out of the compressor. For example if the system is to have 14 oz, and the compressor is to have 4 oz, and when you measure, the compressor has 2 oz, that means the SYSTEM is 1/2 way down, or 7 oz short. I prefer to flush all oil out and reload.

Be sure to replace the receiver dryer anytime that you open the A/C system, then vacuum purge and leak test at about -30 inches for 30 minutes.

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The A/C is a sealed system and when the compressor fails it circulates debris throughout the A/C system and contaminates it. Before replacing the compressor several other A/C parts have to be checked or changed.
Typically, the condenser should be flushed to remove any debris or contaminated compressor oil. Use approved flushing agents (aresol or liquid pour types), that evaporate quickly and don't leave any residue in the system. You will also need access to 'DRY' compressed air or nitrogen to push the flush through the system. Nitrogen (an inert gas), is best because it doesn't introduce moisture into the system. You need to do this a couple of times.
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No matter why you are replacing the A/C compressor there is a lot of other related work that has to be completed before you install the new compressor. Hope this helps, good luck.

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