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flushing compressor with new oil

Quattro on Fri July 27, 2012 9:03 PM User is offline

Year: 1987
Make: Audi
Model: 5000 CS Turbo
Refrigerant Type: R-12
Country of Origin: United States

Should I remove the hose manifold to do this? Or can I leave it on? There are no leaks so I'd prefer to leave well enough alone if possible. I don't think this compressor has a drain plug? This is a Nippondenso 10P17C

I removed the compressor and some oil came out (through the hose manifold) but not as much as I thought. The whole system is being flushed so I'm starting fresh. The only unknown is how much oil is remaining in this compressor. The total system capacity is 10oz. The sticker on it only states the type of Denso oil but not the quantity.


brickmason on Fri July 27, 2012 9:52 PM User is offline

Go ahead and remove the manifold so you can properly flush your compressor and just take lots of clean compressed shop air and blow out the line as well.
You can flush with it on (if it dont have an inline muffler or filter) but go ahead and change to new orings or sealing washers whichever yours has while you are working on it anyway.
You will be glad later that you did considering the age of the system.

Just another brick in the wall

Had a little mule I fed him castor oil and every time he jumped the fence he fertilized the soil

Quattro on Mon July 30, 2012 7:55 PM User is offline

Ok, thanks much.

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