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    I hit a deer and busted the ac line connecting to the radiator. I’m guessing all Freon was lost. I bought and installed a new line. Does the ac system need to be flushed now? Can I simply recharge the system? Was all the nd 11 oil lost? Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    This is a very good and detailed and specific question regarding oil loss and quantity.

    i’m going to assume when you said radiator you meant condenser

    that small metal line contains the largest amount of liquid repellent mixed with the largest continent of oil

    If this line gets severed with a instant large burst of loss of refrigerant it also carries out A little extra refrigerant oil with it.

    So usually if you buy an OEM DENSO condenser it comes with a small can of ND 11 DENSO oil That will contain 45 mL oil
    This is enough oil just for a brand new condenser replacement without any additional lost due to a quick and fast rupture of a line.

    So in this particular situation I would add an extra 20 to 30 mL of oil.

    and if you’re doing this yourself and you have access to a vacuum pump or you have one of the big chain store parts warehouse that rent you a vacuum pump.

    I would recommend leaving it on the pump overnight.

    this will help in addition to attempt to remove some of the moisture that has absorbed into the remaining refrigerant oil in the system you will never get it all out but the longer you can keep it on the vacuum pump the more milligrams of water you will remove from the surface of the oil residue throughout the system.
     
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    Thank you….. This is a big help.
     
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    Also as the manual explains charge fresh R134a by weight only not by pressures. 450g +-30g or 15.9oz +-1.1oz.

    If using 12oz cans, get weight of can before charging and after it is empty or not charge any more. For example difference could be 9.6oz for first can. Then continue same process for the second can which will add for example another 6.3 oz and have some R134a left after you finish.
     
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    Thank you for the info
     
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    Also can I run my defrost with the ac turned off? Or will the compressor still turn on?
     
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    If you're concerned to make sure you don't run the compressor before repairing and recharging, I'm pretty sure just unplugging the pressure switch will ensure that for you. It will set an HVAC code, of course, which you probably already have.
     
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    Awesome…thank you!
     
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