2007 Prius - New AC Compressor (Oil)

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  1. CYoung

    CYoung New Member

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    I just finished installing a new ac compressor (electric), condenser & radiator in a 07 Prius. I planned on having a shop add the oil & refrigerant (I pulled the AC fuse so the compressor would not run while dry). Now the shop is telling me that I need to add the oil before they'll charge the system. Any thoughts on how I can accomplish this the easiest way? Is my only option to remove the compressor and add the oil to it?
    Does anyone know how much oil I need to add (again it's a new compressor & condenser, and I had the system evacuated before starting the repairs), to the compressor? From what I've seen in the manuals its around 4 floz. Also, where is the best place to add the oil to the compressor, once I remove it from the vehicle? Should I pour it in the suction end or discharge end of the compressor?
    Thanks for any advice!
     
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    MAKE SURE you are using the correct oil!
    You cannot use regular A/C compressor oil, it has to be specifically formulated for hybrid cars.
     
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    Part No. HYB-1

    This R-134a Hybrid Vehicle A/C Compressor Refrig. Oil is specially formulated for hybrid vehicle R-134a A/C electric compressors.

    Product Features:

    Specially formulated for hybrid vehicle R-134a A/C electric compressors

    Dielectric formula keeps voltage from leaking into compressor case

    Compatible with factory oils: ND-11 (Toyota) and 38899RCJA01 (Honda)

    Pourable 7 oz. oil



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  4. SFO

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    Pinging @lech auto air conditionin for additional expert input, which we're always grateful for and may never express enough.
     
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    Yup. The factory ND-11 oil is pricey too.
     
  6. CYoung

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    Thanks... I have the ND-11 Oil.
     
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