Vauxhall Astra A/C Compressor Fitting Guide ac airc con

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When a failed Vauxhall Astra air conditioning compressor is replaced by a new Vauxhall Astra a/c compressor, it is so important to have the lubricant distributed evenly across the Vauxhall Astra air conditioning compressor and the Vauxhall Astra a/c system before engaging the system for the first time.

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


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


There is still more to do to prepare the Vauxhall Astra air con compressor, knowing and following the procedure will be of great importance if a newly installed Vauxhall Astra 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 Vauxhall Astra a/c compressors are supplied charged with oil, but it is always recommended that you check this by draining the new Vauxhall Astra air con compressor to check the amount of oil in the Vauxhall Astra air conditioning compressor.


Then once you have removed the old Vauxhall Astra a/c compressor you should do the same again, empty the old Vauxhall Astra ac compressor of oil to see how much oil was in it and then fill the new Vauxhall Astra air con compressor with the same amount this is to avoid over charging the system with oil.


After this has been done and the Vauxhall Astra a/c compressor has been fitted, you do not engage the Vauxhall Astra 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 Vauxhall Astra a/c system and operate it continuously for 2 minutes at below
1500 rpm.


After the two minutes the Vauxhall Astra air con compressor oil will have distributed evenly throughout the Vauxhall Astra a/c system.

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