of course i am being over-dramatic. the point that i am trying to make is why do anything if we are just going to wait until it fails? do you test oil pressure differentials on a recip? if it is close to the trip point but not tripping would you not try to stop it from catastrophically failing? have i replaced a compressor based on an oil sample result? not yet. but I have diagnosed problems and repaired them before failure based on oil sample tests...high copper content was a semi-recent issue. I haven't changed out a functioning compressor due to megger results, but I have investigated and remedied issues on compressors in the past.
Originally Posted by Nuclrchiller
i have no problem with making a judgement call (whether to take an oil sample or not) based on the customer and the application. it just seems that some people are making a judgement call on ALL high pressure screws with R134a from their living room. i'm done....maybe.
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