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Sir Traveller

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Posted: 04/18/21 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't started the engine since the day of the oil change about 2 months ago , I started it for few minutes just to heat up the old oil ( I did top the oil couple of weeks ago but did not start the engine )

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Your AC compressor oil should be clear or just slightly dark, very thin.

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Also get a spray can of brake clean and spray off the ac clutch face and plate. Making sure to get the spray into the clearance area of where the clutch plate pulls against and engages. You want it free of oil.


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Suggest a complete cleaning to remove all oil and then observe often to determine the source.


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You should, when changing both oil and filter (When you change one do the other) run the engine for at least one minute or long enough to get it warm and then re-check the level right away.. you may need to adjust oil depending on the filter you installed... many engines have more than one filter that fits.


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udidwht wrote:

Also get a spray can of brake clean and spray off the ac clutch face and plate. Making sure to get the spray into the clearance area of where the clutch plate pulls against and engages. You want it free of oil.


"Suggest a complete cleaning of the oil . . . . determine the source. . . ."

This is the best advice.

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so far it is still leaking very slowly ( one drop every few hours ) the color of the oil is golden / brownish

I will clean the area and try to locate the source... I just hope it is safe to drive like this, as I wont have time to fix it till November

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At the rate the oil is leaking, if it is the ac compressor seal, the ac system should be out of refrigerant already or soon. Does the ac system work well? If the problem is related to the ac system, get it repaired now rather than wait until another time because once all the refrigerant is gone, air will replace it and then you'll most likely have to replace the dryer along with a long draw down of the system with vacuum to remove the air. Plus, air has water in it and water will possibly cause corrosion of the internal ac parts. Save time and money and fix it now.

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ernie1 wrote:

At the rate the oil is leaking, if it is the ac compressor seal, the ac system should be out of refrigerant already or soon. Does the ac system work well? If the problem is related to the ac system, get it repaired now rather than wait until another time because once all the refrigerant is gone, air will replace it and then you'll most likely have to replace the dryer along with a long draw down of the system with vacuum to remove the air. Plus, air has water in it and water will possibly cause corrosion of the internal ac parts. Save time and money and fix it now.


If its the compressor, he will have to replace the dryer to get any warranty for the compressor.

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Posted: 04/27/21 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another suggestion to locate the oil leak is to find a shop or purchase a uv light kit that will allow you to add a dye into any of the oil bearing systems and leaking oil will efflouresce when a black light is shined on it.

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