Category Archives: #1234yf

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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Keeping the facts straight on R-1234yf


Whenever something new happens in our industry there can be misinformation. To make sure you are receiving accurate information on what is happening with R-1234yf stay in touch with news from the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide. Here is … Continue reading

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Countries Agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris


The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at … Continue reading

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MACS Section 609 Certification Test Class-Wed. Nov 9


More and more cars are being produced with R-1234yf. Do you know how to safely and legally handle the refrigerant? Take the time to learn at MACS Section 609 certification class Wednesday, November 9 at 3pm at MACS Training Center 225 … Continue reading

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