Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Compressor Oil Balancing

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  1. Remove the compressor crankcase oil drain plug and drain the crankcase into a clean, graduated container.
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  3. Drain the oil from both the suction and discharge ports of the removed compressor into the same container.
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  5. Rotate the compressor shaft to assist in draining the compressor.
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  7. Measure and record the amount of oil drained from the removed compressor.

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    Fig. Measure and record the amount of oil drained

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  9. This measurement will be used during installation of the replacement compressor.
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  11. Properly discard the used refrigerant oil.
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  13. The replacement compressor is shipped with the total system capacity of refrigerant oil.
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  15. Before installing the compressor, the refrigerant oil will have to be partially drained:
    1. Refer to the amount of refrigerant oil recorded during the compressor removal.
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    3. Subtract the amount recorded from the total system capacity.
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  17. The difference between the total system capacity and the recorded amount is the calculated amount to be drained from the replacement compressor.
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  19. Drain the calculated amount of refrigerant oil from the replacement compressor.
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