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Gerald K4NHN on Fri September 12, 2008 8:10 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1982
Make: Chevy Luv
Engine Size: 2.2
Refrigerant Type: R12

I'll be putting everything back together next week when my parts come in from AMA. Looking at the Luv shop manual it said to add the full 5 oz of lube to the fill plug on the compressor, if it's a clean system. I've have always added some to the compressor, drier and the condenser. Any comments about adding it all to the fill plug on the top. This is a Diesel Kiki compressor...

Gerald K4NHN
Cayce, SC

Chick on Fri September 12, 2008 9:54 PM User is offlineView users profile

Follow the shop manual directions, if it has a fill/drain plug it can handle the full system amount.. Hope this helps..

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Gerald K4NHN on Sat September 13, 2008 9:59 PM User is offlineView users profile

Fill plug on top and a drain plug on the bottom rear.

http://home.usit.net/~gcromer/luv-compressor6.JPG

Thanks Chick

Gerald K4NH
Cayce, SC

TRB on Sun September 14, 2008 7:53 PM User is offlineView users profile

That's the oil plug on top. Drain and fill though this hole. Compressor may have a small 10MM drain plug on the bottom back of the compressor also.

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Gerald K4NHN on Mon September 15, 2008 8:19 PM User is offlineView users profile

Both 17 MM. I've put in about 2 oz in the suction three different times and rotated the shaft about a dozen times each and then drained the high and also the low side to recover the oil.. Each time the oil was clean with the first time having some color from dye.. less second time and no dye color the third time. Good suction on that port and good pressure on the high side with just turning by hand.. This is a used compresser that was taken off a working unit. I'm saving the new compressor just in case this one has a problem.


Gerald K4NHN
Cayce, SC

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