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97 civic total a/c system oil capacity

Salyerlp on Mon June 09, 2008 3:04 PM User is offline

Year: 1997
Make: honda
Model: civic
Refrigerant Type: R134A
Country of Origin: United States

I need to know the total system capacity of pag 46 for this system. Flushed all the lines and replaced compressor, conser, evaporator and drier.

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Pete Salyer

TRB on Mon June 09, 2008 3:49 PM User is offlineView users profile

5 ounces

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Salyerlp on Mon June 09, 2008 3:55 PM User is offline

the compressor holds 4 1/2 oz and the repair manual agrees with that. How could the entire rest of the system only hold 1/2 oz? I'm replacing all components except the lines.

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TRB on Mon June 09, 2008 4:27 PM User is offlineView users profile

My data says total is 5 ounces. But I don't think you would hurt anything at 6. But you need to be careful with the scroll compressor.

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Salyerlp on Mon June 09, 2008 4:54 PM User is offline

Thank you. glad I checked. I put 1 2/3 oz in the evaporator, 1 oz in the condensor, 1/3 oz in the drier and 4 1/2 oz came in the compressor. That means I have 7 oz in the system. I haven't run it yet thank goodness. I'll take the compressor off and drain 2 oz out before I evacuate and recharge the system?. Should that be ok?

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Pete Salyer

Salyerlp on Mon June 09, 2008 4:56 PM User is offline

My math was wrong. That means I have 7 1/2 oz in system. I guess I should remove compressor and drain 2 1/2 oz out.=

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mk378 on Mon June 09, 2008 5:01 PM User is offline

Don't use the oil that comes in a new compressor. It may have absorbed water during storage. Drain as much as you can and put in the proper amount new.

The total system number is the one to go by in a situation like yours where everything starts dry. The numbers for each component are a conservative guess based on just replacing that component.

Salyerlp on Mon June 09, 2008 5:10 PM User is offline

Okay so the other components 3 oz of fresh pag 46. So you're saying drain all the oil from the compressor and replace with 2 oz of oisl for total of 5 oz?

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Pete Salyer

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