Packard air conditioning

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Packard air conditioning

Post by rwhemmy » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:01 pm

I'm looking for help regarding the type of oil to use in the air conditioning compressor on a 1941 Packard.
Does anyone have experience w!ith this system? Thanks!

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Re: Packard air conditioning

Post by Dave Czirr » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:44 am


I'm not a refrigeration expert and have no experience with Packard A/C systems but I'm quite certain that the choice of compressor oil depends on the choice of refrigerant; that is, Freon 12 systems require a different compressor oil that CFC-134, etc. I should think any good AC service shop should be able to recommend the compressor oil once you've determined which refrigerant you'll be using. I hope this has been at least partially helpful.


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Re: Packard air conditioning

Post by Adam » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:12 am

Can you still buy Freon R12? It has been banned in Europe for over 20 years. R134 is the standard type now, although I think there are other, even less damaging refrigerants now. It might be that new seals in the compressor are necessary to run it. Best to talk to an A/C specialist.

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