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trsmec on Sun September 16, 2007 2:09 PM User is offline

Year: 1986
Model: P/U
Engine Size: 22R
Refrigerant Type: R12
Country of Origin: United States

please keep in mind
i am in the learning process
i picked up a older white (R-12 )1016 a/c service machine in good working order
to add compressor oil to the system your are working on
the machine uses a 1 gallon non- refillable nitrogen charged oil tank
i dont think i will ever be able to find one the part number on the
empty tank that came with the machine was k 90800 ....
so how can i by pass this feature and how can i add the oil
to the system?

thnak you for your help

mk378 on Sun September 16, 2007 3:48 PM User is offline

You can just pour oil into the car's compressor or one of the lines while you have the system open.

It does not appear that machine has a recovery function, it will only evacuate and charge.

trsmec on Mon September 17, 2007 10:02 AM User is offline

when i pull the system in to a vacuum will it draw oil the oil
i just put in , if i where to pour it in to the top of the compressor?
as i said i am just learning, and i picked up this machine for
around 200.00 plus realy need to fix the a/c on my toyota
as it leaks and windows fog up so bad i can not drive it
in the rain....and yes it does rain in seattle
i did find some operating instructions for the machine at

the second chapter.

again thank you for any help

mk378 on Mon September 17, 2007 10:40 AM User is offline

The oil will stay in the system while you pull a vacuum. The only time that more oil needs to be added is after some has been lost by a severe leak such as a blown hose, replacing a part with a new dry one, or flushing the system with solvent.

trsmec on Mon September 17, 2007 1:47 PM User is offline

that is what started me on this mad mission
a o-ring let go on my new compressor.

i know the compressor held 6 ounces and the
filter 1 ounce so would i be safe just putting
7 ounces in ? as i dont know if i lost all the oil?
if it has a bit too much is that a big deal

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