Oil is an essential component of a well performing A/C system, used to lubricate moving parts and it enables heat to escape from the compressor.
Variable compressors are now one of the most common style of compressors fitted to current-day vehicles, regulated by either an Electronic or Mechanical control valve. Variable compressors were introduced to maximise the efficiency and economy of the A/C system whilst conserving power. However this also makes for a challenging A/C system to accurately diagnose.
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Apart from leaks, which are usually visible due to oily patches, most condenser problems are indicated by high head pressure. In a condenser, all types of blockages or restrictions, internal or external, will increase head pressure and cause a drop in performance.
As the condenser has no moving parts, the usual wear and tear rules don’t tend to apply. However, condenser complications are a common cause of system break-downs.