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While installing a newly cored

While installing a newly cored radiator, into my Boxer, I had to manipulate the tubes going to the front condenser. In doing so, I noticed a small leak.........bright red liquid was coming out. I don't think this is Freon......am suspecting Freon mixed with the oil in the compressor?????????? I undid the tube connectors........more red fluid, and removed the condenser. I will have it replaced.

Does this mean that the compressor will need attention? The A/C worked fine before this.

Thanks
 
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the 'red fluid' is Com

the 'red fluid' is Compressor Oil with leak detect mixed in.

compressor will be fine.

Regards, JRV
 
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Henry,

I believe JRV is ref


Henry,

I believe JRV is refering to "UV dye"...which, at some point in time, was added to the compressor oil. The dye gives the naturally amber color oil a red color...which, under UV light, aids in leak detection .

Regards,
David
 
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The UV dye makes sense. Howev

The UV dye makes sense. However, I thought that the oil in the compressor was sealed, and should stay in the compressor.

The fact that it shows up in the system (condesor tubes), suggests a leak in the compressor..........oil going into the system. Am I correct?
 
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The oil is distributed through

The oil is distributed throughout the A/C coolant system. It is added, through relative vacuum, as you evacuate a newly serviced system prior to adding coolant. The evacuation process is to remove air and moisture. While at a negative pressure state (relative to atmosphere) oil is then introduced and "sucked" into the system, followed by the freon.

Jim S.
 
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I am a bit confused. If the o

I am a bit confused. If the oil is distributed throughout the system, then how does one know how much to add. It is my understanding that there is a "normal" measured volume in the compressor. If initially filled to the fill mark, then does one have to re-check the level at times, to see how much more to add, due to some unkown amount going into the system?
 
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Hi Henry,

The compressor t


Hi Henry,

The compressor traps a certian amount in the crank case for bottom end lubrication and circulates the rest to continually lubricate the top end valves and the ex. valve. When a system is fully discharged one has the option to pull the compressor and change the oil in it or add a small additional amount to the system that up to a point does no harm.

Regards, JRV
 
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Henry - there is a specified a

Henry - there is a specified amount of oil to be added after evacuating and before recharging the system. Typically a line indicator is found on the oil cannister used with the particular charging system. This cannister is filled with oil and inserted in the system while pressure is negative (relative to atmosphere). The valve is open and this oil is "sucked" into the system, followed by the freon.

Jim S.
 
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Thanks guys: It seems that I

Thanks guys: It seems that I don't have to worry about it......I will just leave it to the tech that will re-charge the system. While I enjoy learning about my cars, there are certain things, like A/C, that I don't mind leaving to someone else.
 
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