Refrigerant Lubricant (R12/R134a)
Refrigerant lubricant is a special type of oil that is mixed with the refrigerant to lubricate various parts (e.g. compressor) as it circulates through the AC system.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Failure of the AC compressor
- Air conditioning does not blow cold air
Related Repair Advice
- In order to maintain the proper amount of refrigerant oil in the AC system, the manufacturer's recommendations for adding refrigerant oil should always be followed when replacing AC components
- If it's necessary to add refrigerant oil, it's essential to use the correct type. This is dependent on the refrigerant used.