Alfa Romeo Spider A/C Compressor Fitting Guide - AC

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

If this is overlooked and the Alfa Romeo Spider air con compressor is engaged immediately after is has been charged with
refrigerant, it may happen that all the oil in the Alfa Romeo Spider a/c compressor will be pushed out all at once while there
is no oil yet to enter the Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Spider 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 Spider air con compressor has suffered a catastrophic failure with metal particles from the Alfa Romeo Spider a/c compressorbeing spread across the entire system.


A rule of thumb guide when installing a new Alfa Romeo Spider air con compressor is to manually turn the a/c compressor pulley
to make sure that the oil is distributed through the Alfa Romeo Spider air con compressor evenly. Experienced engineers will
normally turn the Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Spider air con compressor, knowing and following the procedure will be of
great importance if a newly installed Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Spider a/c compressors are supplied charged with oil, but it is always recommended that you
check this by draining the new Alfa Romeo Spider air con compressor to check the amount of oil in the Alfa Romeo Spider air conditioning compressor.


Then once you have removed the old Alfa Romeo Spider a/c compressor you should do the same again, empty the old Alfa Romeo Spider ac compressorof oil to see how much oil was in it and then fill the new Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Spider a/c compressor has been fitted, you do not engage the Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Spider a/c system and operate it continuously for 2 minutes at below
1500 rpm.


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

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