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hi guys,
on my 97 eldorado, i am replacing the accumulator and the expansion tube.
do i need to put more oil into the system.? or just recharge with 134 gas ?
I have a feeling I have to put a certain amount of oil., maybe 2 ounces into the accumulator ?




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Kevin
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yes, i have seen those kits., but i do not buy them.
i just buy the freon and the oil separately because i have so many cars.

and, if i am not flushing the system, i know it does not need all the oil back.., just how much is what I want to know..
I think for an accumulator change on an eldorado, it is about 2 or 3 ounces and it should be added right back to the accumulator itself.

i am just looking for some verification here i guess.

thanks,
kevin
 

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If you are replacing the accumulator only you should be able to get by with 2 ounces of oil.
Each component has an amount of oil that should be put in if the part is changed out. They used to have a chart that indicated what amount of oil you should add for each. Basically it boils down to about 2 ounces per component. If you are just replacing a part and not doing a retrofit you should be okay to install 2 ounces of PAG oil for an R-134a system.
('97 is R-134a anyway, I just mentioned the retrofit for those that might be dealing with one).
 
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