2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
I bought a Delphi CS0061 V5 compressor which was prefilled with RL488 oil. My problem is I can only find online RL488 oil by the case (Delphi Catalog # RL10006) and need to know if oils are compatible for mixing. I pretty much have 4oz PAG 46, 5ish oz of PAG150 on hand.
Apparently RL488 is PAG 125 so could I theoretically combine 46 and 150 until I get about the right viscosity? Or it doesn’t work like that and I should stick with the same viscosity for the entire system.
So that brings me to next question, should I go with GM’s spec of PAG 150 or get some PAG 100 because I cannot find RL488 anywhere, I went to a shop and the guy didn’t know what that was. That’s how I got the PAG 46 since he called his “Delphi guy” and that’s what he said to use. I’m not sure if all Delphi’s use PAG 46 it must be the old ones and RL488 is some brand new technology maybe?
I’m planning on replacing the condenser and I’ve flushed out all other lines and the evaporator core, replaced orifice tube, and got a new accumulator.
I forgot to check to see how much oil was filled by Delphi but I assume it’s 2 oz? The compressor is still sealed but it’s on the car right now.
Delphi won’t honor their warranty if anything but RL488 is used in the system but I don’t care that much about the warranty if I can’t find the oil they want me to use it in.
So should I take compressor off of car and pour out the factory oil and replace it with PAG 150 for the entire system or what do you guys suggest?
Polyalkylene Glycol (PAG) Synthetic Refrigerant Lubricant 250 ml (9 oz) GM# 12345923
A/C System R-134a Charge Capacity 1.0 kg (2.20 lb) GM# 12345922
Refrigerant Oil Distribution Specifications
If the refrigerant oil was removed from the A/C system during the recovery process or during the
component replacement, the refrigerant oil must be replenished. Add the refrigerant oil as indicated.
Replaced Component Oil to Add ml (oz)
A/C Compressor 60 ml (2 oz)
Condenser 30 ml (1 oz)
Evaporator 90 ml (3 oz)
Accumulator 30 ml (1 oz) plus amount removed
Abrupt oil loss due to a large refrigerant leak
Add 90 ml (3 oz) plus the required amount for the component being replaced (cause of the large leak)
Here’s a snippet from Delphi’s warranty sheet.
The correct type and amount of refrigerant oil must be added (refer to vehicle service manual or
compressor manufacturer for specifications).
o PAG (Polyalkylene glycol) lubricant must be used for R-134a systems.
RL488 125 viscosity (Delphi Catalog # RL10006) must be used for R4, H6, V5
and V7 compressors.
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