Engine Size: 1.7
Refrigerant Type: 134a
I found out my car takes a total of 130ml of oil for the whole system and that the new compressor gets the same amount that was drained out of the old compressor but I can't find any specifications on how much oil should be replenished for the various part like drier, condensor, evap, and hoses if doing a replacement for each component. Can anyone shed some light on this matter?
Newbie wanting to learn how to fix his 01 Civic AC in this freaking hot Dallas TX area.
Just dump the total system capacity into the compressor. If you can stick a wrench on the compressor's clutch plate nose nut and turn the compressor shaft 10 or 20 times, that would help prevent slugging the pistons/head when starting (if it's a reciprocating compressor).
I have a 94 civic, and the haynes manual that I have cover 92-99 yrs, has specific amounts for the part being replaced, example 94 civic, drier 1/3 ounces oil, evap 2 1/2 ounces not sure this pertains to the 2001, Haynes manuals are avail at your local auto part stores for about $15.00
as to bearings1 advice "Just dump the total system capacity into the compressor" I would not, you would obviously have too much oil in your system
Edited: Tue September 09, 2008 at 9:27 PM by 73Wagoneer
Distribution numbers are typically used if you're just replacing one piece of equipment. If you add up the oil in each part it likely won't add up to the system's capacity.
I believe that is what unnfews is doing, replacing a componet, the reason why if you add all the total capacities from each componet it will not add up to total capacity, is the capacities for each componet is taking compensation for the oil that remains in the lines
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