Originally posted by jgl1
R-12 refrigerant capacity for '84 W126 is 2.9 lbs (46.4 oz.)
But before you go any further - did you...
1.) locate and correct all leaks?
2) thoroughly flush all mineral oil out of the system and replace it with a R-134a compatible lubricant? Note oil replacement includes removing the compressor and draining/measuring the oil removed. Which lubricant did you use - PAG or ester? And how much did you add?
3) renew the receiver/drier?
4) pull a vacuum of sufficient duration and depth? A reading of zero is unsuitable.
answer to all questions: no. i am doing it the cheap way to see if my compressor works. PO said i t was empty so i did not flush it or anything. i thought u need to do those steps if u need it done RIGHT, but don't people just buy those $40 kits and recharge them? thanks for your help