News - The Growing Number of Hybrids on The Roads - Technical differences
The A/C systems in alternatively fuelled vehicles are different from those in standard combustion vehicles. This week we are going to highlight what you need to know about the differences between the A/C systems on the two types of vehicles. The final installment will focus on the different equipment that is required to service the A/C systems.
The additives in the OE oil reduce the electrical conductivity of the oil (it becomes more of an insulator)
The use of the wrong oil will contaminate the A/C system, the severity of the damage will depend on whether or not you switch on the A/C. If you do not run the A/C, then only the compressor will need to be replaced. However, if you do run the A/C, you will need to replace the compressor, condenser, evaporator, and all the pipes.
As little as 1% contamination can lead to electrical problems such as fault codes or, in extreme cases, total vehicle shutdown.
It is important to use dye that is approved by vehicle manufacturer for use in alternatively fuelled vehicles A/C systems.
We will give you solutions that allow you to work safely with A/C systems on alternatively fuelled vehicles.