Pulled a vacuum for approx an hour
Just when I was going to switch it off compressor started to rattle, sadly didn't get to it on time to switch it off and this happened
Now need to weld it as new conn rods are unobtanium or cost silly monies, then replace the bearing and cup. Bearing is easy, cup is another story...
Anyway, I've put a little gas into the system, replaced the pulley and belt and checked it yesterday to see if it still holds and it did.
So now just need to top it up. I have two old chinese cans of R134a but annoyingly they aren't 1/2 acme thread
Thread on the can is slightly bigger and I have no idea what tap I'd need for it so ordered a side tapper and will use this when it arrives, so just need to wait few more days for the cold air, but at least I know that my repair worked well.
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.