Monthly Archives: April 2013

Reporting Counterfeit Parts


by Jacques Gordon In response to our blog about counterfeit parts, BVA Oils has notified us of another counterfeit. This time it’s mineral oil masquerading as POE compressor oil. Maybe it’s a good idea for everyone to share what they … Continue reading

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Counterfeit parts


by Jacques Gordon, managing editor MACS ACtion Magazine If you’re involved in A/C service, hopefully you already know about counterfeit refrigerants: 30-pound cylinders used in service shops are being filled with a mixture of refrigerants and labeled as pure name-brand … Continue reading

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New Safety Analysis of R-1234yf


SAE International CRP1234-4 Analysis of R-1234yf Nears Completion WARRENDALE, Pa., April 23, 2013 – The SAE International Cooperative Research Project (CRP1234-4) team, formed last year to perform an updated engineering safety analysis of R-1234yf refrigerant, met during the SAE World … Continue reading

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Horsepower and Kilowatts


Robert Bosch photo by Jacques Gordon We’re accustomed to thinking about an engine in terms of horsepower and torque, but the power of electric motors in hybrid and electric vehicles is reported in kilowatts. Why the difference and how do … Continue reading

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Less Filling


Ford 1.5L EcoBoost engine: the exhaust manifold is part of the cylinder head casting There’s a clutch on the water pump By Jacques Gordon, Managing Editor MACS ACtion Magazine Ford and FIAT announce their next steps in fuel economy In … Continue reading

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Air Bag Recall


Knowledge is protection by Jacques Gordon. Managing editor, ACTION Magazine You’ve probably heard about the air bag recall. Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda are recalling  over 3 million 2000 to 2004 models to repair air bag systems. The problem is … Continue reading

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Keeping your A/C equipment happy


By Delphi Product & Service Solutions Now is the time to take a good look at your tools and shop equipment too. Key devices such as the refrigerant identifier, electronic leak detector and temperature gun all need to be tested … Continue reading

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Who will take over?


By Jacques Gordon, MACS ACtion Managing Editor Recently, our Manager of Service Training, Paul DeGuiseppi, presented a Mobile A/C Update Class here at the MACS offices’ Training Facility. Fifty one people attended, and Paul says that’s a pretty good turn-out. … Continue reading

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Staying on top


By Andy Fiffick, Owner Rad-Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH and Chairman MACS Worldwide In the last issue, I mentioned how important it is to keep all of your marketing and advertising efforts firing on all cylinders to maintain and … Continue reading

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Opel finds no safety issues with R-1234yf


From Reuters News Agency By Christiaan Hetzner FRANKFURT, April 3 (Reuters) – General Motors’ German brand Opel said on Wednesday that it had found no evidence in a crash test on its new Mokka SUV that a controversial air conditioning … Continue reading

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