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Proper oil fill

Dub_city_kitty on Sun June 03, 2012 4:24 AM User is offline

Year: 1995
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Engine Size: 4.6
Refrigerant Type: R-134a
Ambient Temp: 60°-95°F
Country of Origin: United States

I'm a new member to the forum and have read many posts and gained a lot of knowledge so far. Its been very helpful.

I just want to double check the info I have. I have a page from a service manual but it had the minimum oil capacity at 11oz. Which had me putting at least 3 oz in the compressor, at least 2oz for the accumulator, and adding to the accumulator 1oz for condenser, 2oz for the orifice tube line, and 3oz for the evaporator. A friend gave it to me and has no info regarding make and model or and identifying numbers. Although the pictures it has of the compressor and accumulator are identical to mine. But it makes me a little uneasy knowing the total capacity should be 7oz.

mk378 on Sun June 03, 2012 9:37 AM User is offline

those listings of oil per part are approximate for situations of replacing one or two parts without changing all the oil. If you know the whole system has benn flushed dry, use the total system spec instead.

Dub_city_kitty on Mon June 04, 2012 12:50 AM User is offline

OK. Perfect.

Just for reference; what happens when the system is overfilled with oil?

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