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BVA 100 glow?

Rodney R on Wed September 23, 2009 10:18 PM User is offline

I was reading about the BVA oil - I'm doing a switch over to 134a from R12 in my truck - I have the new accumulator, the compressor is ordered, and so is the oil, and the retrofit decals and fittings are in hand. I know how much stuff to put in, but I was wondering if the BVA has enough dye in it to be seen with a UV light, or what does a guy use? My system was working, but had a pretty good leak - it would leak down in a few months, and the compressor seems awful oily, and it looks like the clutch was being really 'tested' in the last few months. I don't plan on doing a flush, since I'm changing where most of the old oil is at, or is that a big mistake? The BVA oil will be OK with the small amount of mineral oil in the system, right? I am under the impression that the PAG oil won't agree at all with any trace amount of mineral oil, right?

Rodney

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TRB on Thu September 24, 2009 10:55 AM User is offlineView users profile

The BVA Auto Glow has the correct dye to oil percentage. Will a black light pick it up, maybe. There are some reasonable UV lights available by Mastercool which are available through our online store.

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Chick on Fri September 25, 2009 8:04 AM User is offlineView users profile

The mastercool kits are great, and "always" use the glasses, you'll be surprised at how much they intensify the dye.... Hope this helps..

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HVargas on Fri September 25, 2009 11:06 AM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: Rodney R
I don't plan on doing a flush, since I'm changing where most of the old oil is at, or is that a big mistake??



Rodney

Whenever you have a leak and lose any amount of oil we always recommend you flush the whole system when having to replace a component. There is no way to tell exactly how much oil is in the system unless you start fresh. Since yours was a leak and not a compressor failure this should be easier. If you are replacing the compressor I would recommend replacing the drier as well and flushing the rest of the major components and lines and refilling with the factory amount of oil. That is the only true way to get the correct amount in there. And as far as where most of the oil is at, it is spread throughout the system. The compressor does not have a sump in it that the oil sits in like an oil pan. The oil travels throughout the system with the refrigerant.



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