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    Question Where to add the refrigerant oil...

    So I'm preparing to replace the ac compressor, receiver/drier, condenser, expansion valve, suction, and discharge hoses on my 99 Honda Civic DX. The manual says how to calculate the right amount of oil for the compressor. Where I'm confused is when I read the sections on replacIng the condenser and receiver/drier. For the condenser it says add one ounce of refrigerant oil and for the drier add 1/3 ounce of refrigerant oil. Where does this oil go? Is it added to the compressor in addition to the oil that's in there or is it added when you recharge the system?

    Thanks!

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    Hi mgb760,

    No, you add the oil to the component itself (otherwise you'll overfill the compressor).

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    Great thanks! Is there a certain spot to pour it in, or just any open port?

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    Hello mgb760,

    Any port on the component that is ultimately part of the closed system (when assembled) will work just fine.

    We hope that your project goes smoothly

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