Re-charging refrigerant AC without starting compressor or engine

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  1. lech auto air conditionin

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    Call To a body Shop to perform air-conditioning Recharge after an accident and a Refrigerant line was replaced that was just dented severely.
    Sometimes I get to the shops and somebody forgets to put coolant in the engine or inverter on a hybrid or electric vehicle. Or often the shop ran out of the correct coolant when I get there and I just have to perform and air-conditioning service without starting the engine or the Electric compressor’s it works fine every time something I have perfected over the decades.
    I did not invent this procedure it has been around forever it’s something my dad taught me when I was 12.

     
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    2011 Prius AC compressor replacement oil amount after purge of system when replacing with new compressor?
     
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    If it is a brand new compressor in the box it should come with a full charge of oil for the complete an entire system after the system has been completely flushed drain of oil . Hopefully new expansion valve. Read the instructions in the box usually hidden underneath the compressor or underneath Read the instructions in the box usually hidden underneath the compressor or underneath The cardboard insert. Don’t take anybody word on anything read the instructions. And at this age I would highly recommend replace the condenser even if you did not have a burnt out compressor preferably made by DENSO
     
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    are you asking do you need to add oil when replacing a compressor?.

    If it is a new DENSO compressor it should come with a instruction book what to do.

    If it is a new compressor from Toyota it may not come with instructions.

    Some compressors come from the factory with the complete amount of oil for and new install.

    After a burn out compressor you would be replacing the condenser, expansion valve, Flushing all the hoses and lines and evaporator so you would be starting with no oil like a brand new install.

    Go to DENSO web site look up oil balance for compressor.
     
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