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Old 07-15-2017, 01:16 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by ahardb0dy View Post
You can take the whole compressor apart, drain any old oil, clean it than before installing make sure to add the proper amount of the proper oil.
Well, I've only installed a used compressor ONCE, and it worked fine (1984 Jeep Cherokee). I cannot recommend taking a used compressor apart though, think leak chances would be greatly increased unless one had all gaskets and was experienced.

The oil can be drained without taking compressor apart though; just turn compressor so ports are on bottom, and turn the compressor center by hand or with a wrench. Then add refrigeration oil turn center to flush the compressor, drain, then add the correct amount of refrigeration oil and turn center part 10 times by hand or with wrench once installed on the vehicle.
2004 Frontier King Cab (2WD, 5-speed, 4-cylinder, 98.5K), 1998 Frontier regular cab (2WD, 5-speed, 4-cylinder 225K), 1988 Mazda B2200 (2WD, 5-speed, 4-cylinder, 214K), 1971 VW Convertible (140K), 2005 Yukon (180K), 1970 VW (260+K)
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