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I've read just about all the posts on this site and others in regards to the A/C system in our cars and have narrowed it down to these two figures, it holds ether 40 or 56 Oz's of refrigerant (R-12) and 7 Oz's of oil. If it mater's I have the small pancake style compressor on my car and my first question is what is the correct refrigerant capacity?
Secondly I changed/replaced all the o-rings, hoses, orifice tube and accumulator. I got about an once of oil out of the hose but nothing out of the accumulator(it sat upside down for about an hour). From what I've read you're supposed to add 3 Oz's of oil to the accumulator when you put it in, does it mater witch port you pour it into?
How accurate are the Pit Stop oil checking sticks?
As a footnote last summer with the addition of a can of enviro-safe refrigerant the A/C worked fine and when I pulled the old orifice tube out to change it it wasn't filled with junk.
Thanks for any help, Ang.
 

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It should take 8 ounces of Ester oil and I think about 40 ounces of R-12.
 
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