Compressor oil lubricates and cools the moving elements of compressor and creates the film between the cylinder and the pistons. Therefore, it must possess the necessary lubricant characteristics, viscosity and ability to mix with the refrigerant.
The use of wrong compressor oil is the common mistake in the installation and maintenance of air-conditioning compressors. However, it is very easy to prevent. DENSO explains how to avoid these banal but very expensive errors.
Compressor is the key element of the air conditioning system, which perform the most important functions. Its stop can cause the failure of the whole air conditioning system. The repair of its faults as Equinox led can be very expensive and time-consuming. So, the maintenance station experts must know the main reasons for the failure of compressor.