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Adding oil to an A6 Compressor

whizzer on Sat September 29, 2012 7:47 PM User is offline

Year: 1971
Make: Chevy
Model: Corevette
Engine Size: 454
Refrigerant Type: R134
Ambient Temp: 75
Country of Origin: United States

Hi All,

Where do you add oil on an A6 compressor? The sump drain plug or the inlet hole? Does it matter? Is the sump separated from the rest of the system? I added 10OZ to the inlet and while it all went in when the compressor was on the bench, when I installed it, oil poured out and made a mess everywhere. I tried to keeping the inlets as high as possible.

If I add oil through the sump drain hole, will it be less prone to pouring out during install?

Can I add less to the compressor, say 6OZ, and add the remaining oil to the dryer and/or condenser? I've read other posts suggesting that, more or less.

Thanks.

TRB on Sat September 29, 2012 8:41 PM User is offlineView users profile

Oil in the suction port. Use the plate that cover the ports so oil does not drain out while installing. On this model I would place the entire amount of oil in the compressor.

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whizzer on Sat September 29, 2012 9:02 PM User is offline

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Originally posted by: TRB
Oil in the suction port. Use the plate that cover the ports so oil does not drain out while installing. On this model I would place the entire amount of oil in the compressor.

Thanks for the response. You mean a plate that would come with a new or reman one? I don't have one of those. I guess I could check with the local parts store.

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