Alfa Romeo GTV Air Con Compressor Fitting Guide - A/C

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When a failed Alfa Romeo GTV air conditioning compressor is replaced by a new GTV a/c compressor, it is so important to have the lubricant
distributed evenly across the Alfa Romeo GTV air conditioning compressor and the Alfa Romeo GTV a/c system before engaging the system for the firsttime.

If this is overlooked and the Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor is engaged immediately after is has been charged with
refrigerant, it may happen that all the oil in the Alfa Romeo GTV a/c compressor will be pushed out all at once while there
is no oil yet to enter the Alfa Romeo GTV air conditioning compressor on the other side. This is caused by the fact that it takes some
time for the oil to spread across the system and mix with the refrigerant. Eventually the Alfa Romeo GTV ac compressor
may be damaged because of a lack of lubrication during the first few minutes of operation.


This will of course be more problematic after the system has been flushed, this will mainly be the
case after the Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor has suffered a catastrophic failure with metal particles from the Alfa Romeo GTV a/c compressorbeing spread across the entire system.


A rule of thumb guide when installing a new Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor is to manually turn the a/c compressor pulley
to make sure that the oil is distributed through the Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor evenly. Experienced engineers will
normally turn the Alfa Romeo GTV ac compressor 10—15 times to ensure that oil has been pushed around the system.


There is still more to do to prepare the Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor, knowing and following the procedure will be of
great importance if a newly installed Alfa Romeo GTV air conditioning compressor should fail after a short period of time and within
its warranty period. There is no bigger disappointment than having a warranty claim denied because something as simple as the following procedure has been overlooked.


Generally new Alfa Romeo GTV a/c compressors are supplied charged with oil, but it is always recommended that you
check this by draining the new Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor to check the amount of oil in the Alfa Romeo GTV air conditioning compressor.


Then once you have removed the old Alfa Romeo GTV a/c compressor you should do the same again, empty the old Alfa Romeo GTV ac compressorof oil to see how much oil was in it and then fill the new Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor with the same amountthis is to avoid over charging the system with oil.


After this has been done and the Alfa Romeo GTV a/c compressor has been fitted, you do not engage the Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor with the engine running until the following steps have been followed.


1, Open all air louvers at the dash board, 2, Start the engine and let it stabilise at idle speed 3, Set the
blower at maximum speed, 4, Engage the Alfa Romeo GTV a/c system and operate it continuously for 2 minutes at below
1500 rpm.


After the two minutes the Alfa Romeo GTV air con compressor oil will have distributed evenly throughout the Alfa Romeo GTV a/c system.

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