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Re: gauge readings

Postby Al9 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:39 am

Botched recharge attempt likely...
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Re: gauge readings

Postby bohica2xo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:58 pm

Sounds like it has 2x the oil charge, some sealer and is overcharged on refrigerant as well.

Time to take it apart. Recover the system.

Look at the expansion device first. Post a pic of whatever is stuck on it.

Then drill the accumulator and drain it. Remove the accumulator, drill the bottom of it with it laying on the bench - a 1/8" hole is big enough. Then stand it up in a container to catch the oil. Let it drain overnight, then measure the ounces of oil you removed from it.

Once you have done that, get back to us with the results.

It is currently cycling on the high pressure limit switch. Keep doing that and the compressor will wear out quick.
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Re: gauge readings

Postby penguins25 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:55 pm

well its been running like this since i got the car almost a year now

the weathers getting cool so i wont be using the ac like this anymore
ill order the orfice tube and dryer

i'll post the results but its gonna be a few weeks
im not in a rush anymore
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Re: gauge readings

Postby Al9 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 am

Previous owner or some workshop brainiac he/she entrusted the car to likely messed it up pretty bad trying to fix some cooling issue.
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Re: gauge readings

Postby penguins25 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:53 pm

just pulled the orfice tube and it was clean
i just ordered the dryer and pressure switch
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Re: gauge readings

Postby penguins25 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:24 pm

im a little confused on draining the old dryer

i dont want to leave the system open so if i remove the old dryer and install the new one

i then can start draining the old dryer
once the old dryer is fully drained ill know how much oil to add

do i simply remove the line going to the new dryer again
and add the oil or is there another way to add the oil
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Re: gauge readings

Postby Tim » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:21 pm

Opening system for a few minutes to even an hour. While not attract moisture unless it's raining and you're working outside.
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Re: gauge readings

Postby penguins25 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:49 pm

i know how im going to do it
im gonna change the dryer and only replace the o rings on one side
then i can disconnect the one side add the oil and replace the o rings

this way the o rings are new and wont leak
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Re: gauge readings

Postby bohica2xo » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:37 pm

A lot depends on what you find in the dryer.

If it has a pint of oil in it, then you may need to flush the system.

If it is bone dry, you need to look at the condenser.

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