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Should I add more oil to new AC system replacement

CWrepairman on Tue June 30, 2015 5:21 PM User is offline

Year: 2001
Make: Ford
Model: F250
Engine Size: 7.3l
Country of Origin: United States

I am replacing all ac components in my 2001 F250. The compressor comes with Pag 46 oil. I was told to add an additional 1oz (3 total) of oil each for the new evaporator, accumulator/orifice tube, condenser and both lines? Does this sound correct?

Also, should I get a new serpentine (OEM) or parallel condenser? I read that the parallel is better.

Dougflas on Wed July 01, 2015 11:38 AM User is offline

No it does not sound correct. If you flush the system of all the oil, put the correct oil amount in the compressor. I would dump the oil in the compressor and measure it. It should equal the system charge. If not, put that amount into the compressor and any other in the accumulator. You do realie the compressor is the only component that requires oil, right?

CWrepairman on Wed July 01, 2015 7:59 PM User is offline

I thought the compressor was the only part that needs oil but sense it is all new, wondered if the amount in the compressor would be sufficient once it circulated.

CWrepairman on Wed July 01, 2015 8:01 PM User is offline

Any thoughts on the type of condenser - Serpentine (OEM) or Parallel?

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