Category Archives: #1234yf

Truck heater control valves


By Chris Tyson, MACS heavy duty contributor We have several Class 8 trucks in our fleet and when temperatures begin to drop outside many of their owners visit our shop for heater-related repairs. That’s exactly what happened when the operator … Continue reading

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MACS 2017 Spring Mobile A/C Training Clinics


MACS has many mobile A/C training clinics scheduled throughout North America and we are adding more everyday! Please click here to see the full schedule of clinics and register to attend today! If you’re a service professional and not a … Continue reading

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R-1234yf at the 2017 PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS has been keeping up with the roll-out of R-1234yf refrigerant for several years now, and as expected the 2017 model year has extended HFO’s reach into several more models and with more manufacturers … Continue reading

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Alternative fuel vehicle service


  By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman/CEO and Owner Rad Air Complete Car Care I come from a Ford family. My Dad retired from Ford in 1989, I have two brothers still employed there, and I worked at the company  for … Continue reading

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Gen 2 Ridgeline cools with R-1234yf


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The 2017 Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned and brought back in June 2016 following a short 2 year production hiatus. Like other manufacturers who are introducing new … Continue reading

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Another A/C milestone


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We’ve reached another milestone in the mobile A/C refrigerant timeline, and this time it’s a big one: January 1, 2017 was the drop-dead date set by the EU (European Union) for when vehicle … Continue reading

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Hybrid and battery electric vehicle A/C


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Internal combustion engines have powered our transportation for decades, including the cars and trucks we drive each day. Over the years we’ve seen attempts to build vehicles that run on something out of the … Continue reading

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2016: A busy year!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training It’s been quite a busy year in mobile A/C, and not just because of the long, hot summer season that started here on 5/26 (our first heat wave) and ended on 9/23. … Continue reading

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Servicing R-1234yf Mobile A/C Systems-A MACS Whitepaper


 Download the MACS whitepaper  on Servicing R-1234yf Mobile Air Conditioning Systems, all the service and repair information you need to know. Revised 11/17/16 If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be! Become a member and … Continue reading

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Retrofitting R-1234yf mobile air conditioning systems is prohibited


By Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill  Note: The information in this article is the current overview as collected by Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill from industry and regulatory sources. It is not intended to provide all possible issues covering any … Continue reading

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