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Old 06 Jun 2011, 11:01 am
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Default A/C oil level

I lost all my freon due to an accident. All is fixed now (radiator, fan, etc.) and I have added 1 can of r134 to my A/C system. I'm concerned about the oil level. When the freon burst out of my system did I lose the oil too? Or does the oil basically sit in the compressor once added? Should I add some oil?

I am getting cool air with just the one can of freon. I do plan to add another can, but wonder if I should get one that has oil built in?
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Old 06 Jun 2011, 12:10 pm
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Default Re: A/C oil level

well first off remember this the right amount of freon is what you need to much is BAD to little is no good either
so If you are getting a can get one witl a guage on it--may be what you alread did
a can with the oil in it is ok some--- of the oil stayed and some was lost --again to much oil is bad not enought is not good either the seals drying up is the main cause of AC problems
Id add a can of freon with the ester oil in it but id for sure use a can with a guage on it and do not go into the red area
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Old 04 Feb 2014, 07:46 pm
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Default Re: A/C oil level

On PT's it will be 25.oz of freon type 134a and on Compressor Oil 5.25.oz type PEG150
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Old 05 Feb 2014, 01:06 am
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Default Re: A/C oil level

I didn't read where you vacuumed the system down.
R134A needs to be filled by weight and that's hard to do with cans.

A violent discharge likely removed quite a bit of oil. It is dispersed throughout the system and most was probably in the condenser and evaporator.

You might call some shops and get their recommendation.
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