Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fire truck air conditioning read all about it in July/August 2014 ACTION magazine


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Close Watch


  by Jacques Gordon The 2013 Lexus GS 350 has Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and Emergency Braking Assist. The former operates an actuator in the steering column to adjust steering ratio according to vehicle speed, while the later increases … Continue reading

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Volkswagen may use R-1234yf


  by Jacques Gordon Last March at the Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen announced their intention to convert their vehicle fleet to R-744 refrigerant over the next few years, presumably to meet the European Commission’s 2017 deadline for refrigerants with … Continue reading

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ART in the Service Bay


by Jacques Gordon Audi is testing rolling robots that will be used to assist technicians working in dealership service shops. Called the Audi Robotic Telepresence (ART), it consists of a video camera, boroscope camera, video screen and audio equipment all … Continue reading

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2014 European Automotive A/C Convention & Trade Show: “prepare yourself for a multi refrigerant era”


Presentations-Technical Workshops- Live Demonstrations- Trade Show   This year, the 2014 EAAC will be paying lots of attention to the aspects of a multi refrigerant era and how to efficiently service and repair vehicle a/c systems. From the latest refrigerant, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor


by Jacques Gordon Dear Jacques, I just received my June 2014 magazine and read your article about A/C Temp Testing right off the bat. I’ve taken numerous A/C classes and read many books and magazine articles, and recently I’ve started … Continue reading

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Truck cab air filters


    By Chris Tyson [Mr. Tyson is the Fleet Manager at R&S General Contractors and a personal friend of the MACS staff.] Technicians working on heavy-duty trucks might find that the cabin air filters need replacement at relatively frequent … Continue reading

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Short memory


by Jacques Gordon This spring, top management at General Motors began dealing with a scandal that has prompted them to make big changes within the company. For over a decade, GM sold vehicles with a defect that was known to … Continue reading

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ASA Mechanical Division meets with NHTSA administrator


Left to right: Bob Wills, ASA mechanical division director, acting NHTSA administrator David Friedman, Bill Moss, ASA general director Photo: Howard Pitkow ASA leaders discuss vehicle safety inspection On May 29, 2014, a group of ASA’s mechanical division leadership met … Continue reading

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Temperature testing for A/C diaagnosis


Download the June 2014 MACS ACTION magazine and learn how temperature testing can help you diagnose A/C repairs.

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