Can I use PAG 46 instead of PAG100?
➔ PAG oils are highly miscible with R134a (PAG oils 46 YF and 100 YF also with R1234yf) and are suitable for lubricating the air conditioning systems of most passenger and commercial vehicles.
Can you mix PAG 150 with PAG100?
o PAG (Polyalkylene glycol) lubricant must be used for R-134a systems. I called a friend that works at our local GM dealer. He said PAG 100 is fine GM allows for Pag 100 or 150.
What’s the difference in PAG oils?
PAG oils are harsher than mineral oils, and may cause skin irritation and damage O-rings and seals. There are different viscosities of PAG oil being used by OEMs: PAG 46, which is the most popular; PAG 100, which is also common; and PAG 150, which is more rarely used.
What is PAG 46 oil used for?
Fully synthetic polyalkylene glycol (PAG) refrigeration oil for the lubrication, sealing and cooling of air conditioning compressors and cooling circuits of these systems.
What happens if I use the wrong PAG oil?
Using the wrong oil may allow current to short circuit back through the A/C compressor, creating a shock hazard. Mineral oil should only be used in older R-12 A/C compressors because R-12 will not mix with R-134 refrigerant. This can lead to poor lubrication and premature compressor failure.
What happens if you mix PAG oils?
They should not be mixed with mineral oils. The result is a gelatinous, gooey mess. Although they are excellent lubricants, they can pose a logistic problem in plants. They can also have some negative effects on paints and seals, and are very expensive.
How much PAG oil do I put in a compressor?
Here is the amount of PAG oil needed for its smooth operation by different AC components: Compressor = 1.4 ounces. Evaporator = 1.5 ounces. Condenser = 1 ounces.
How do you remove PAG oil from air conditioner?
Removing excess oil from ac system- how to remove oil from ac systems
- Step 1: Disassemble and flush the system. An evacuation tends to only remove air and moisture.
- Step 2: Drain the compressor.
- Step 3: Reassemble the pieces.
- Step 3: Add the recommended amount of oil.
- Step 4: Recharge the system.
Is PAG 46 Synthetic?
PAG is actually an acronym for Polyalkylene Glycol, and it is a synthetic oil used in A/C systems to lubricate the compressor. Most all newer model cars use PAG as the lubricant in the A/C system. When people refer to PAG oil they typically refer to it in the following terms: PAG 46, PAG 100, or PAG 150.
Can you mix PAO and PAG?
PAG oil and PAO oil do not mix and will cause creation of paraffin like substance. Clogging of control valve and/or refrigerant cycle. * “double end capped oil!” 1) The system was charged with the wrong type of refrigerant.
Are all PAG 46 oils the same?
With R-134a, there are primarily three different viscosities of PAG oil being used: PAG 46, which is the most popular viscosity oil; PAG 100, which is also common; and PAG 150, which is not often used, but it is still required for a certain compressor used in some GM vehicles from the ’90s to the early 2000s.
Can I use pagpao instead of PAG oil?
PAO (Polyalphaolefin) oil can sometimes be used as a substitute for certain PAG oils if the compressor manufacturer approves it.
Is this Pag 100 or pag 150?
He said PAG 100 is fine GM allows for Pag 100 or 150. GM uses Union Carbide #RL-488 (now DOW) single end capped PAG. Viscosity is 132 Centistokes (Cst) at 100 deg. C. It is actually a PAG 132 not 150, we use PAG 100 when we run out of 132 and have had no issues with warranty or returns.
What are the different viscosities of PAG oil?
There are different viscosities of PAG oil being used by OEMs: PAG 46, which is the most popular; PAG 100, which is also common; and PAG 150, which is more rarely used. FJC offers PAG oils in all three viscosities, and also offers each PAG option with Extreme Cold or Fluorescent Dye additives.
What is PAG oil for R-134a?
Polyelkylene Glycol (PAG) oil is a synthetic oil used by OEMs in their R-134a systems. PAG oils are harsher than mineral oils, and may cause skin irritation and damage O-rings and seals.