I installed a brand new A/C system in my 91 Mustang (compressor, condenser, accumulator, and all hoses and fittings) and when I began charging it last night the high-pressure side hose from the compressor to the condenser hose blew off.
I quickly realized that the spring fitting connection at the condenser wasn't engaged properly which caused the hose to disconnect in spectacular fashion once under pressure.
I reconnected the hose, ensuring the spring lock fitting was properly engaged this time, pulled vacuum for 30min and then proceeded to charge the system successfully.
My question now is, do I need to worry about the oil level in the system since the hose blew off or should I be ok?
The compressor was pre-oiled with enough for the entire system and I added UV dye to the low pressure fitting on the compressor before attaching the hoses. When the hose blew off, it sprayed dye all over the inside of the engine bay near the condenser connection.
Does this mean that I lost oil along with refrigerant and need to evacuate the system completely to measure and add more oil?
The system cools very well now but I'm just worried that now I'll run the risk of burning up the compressor if too much oil was lost in the hose mishap.
This is my first time tackling any A/C work so any help or guidance you guys could give me would be very much appreciated!