Category Archives: Mobile Air Conditioning

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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MACS membership, what’s in it for me?


The top reasons to become a member of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Why I should I join the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide? What’s in it for me? The answers are simple: information, networking and training. … 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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While my water pump gently weeps…apologies to George Harrison


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Most modern engines use some type of water pump to circulate antifreeze through the engine and heat exchangers to regulate operating temperature. Many of the engine-driven pumps contain shaft seals that are lubricated … 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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Changing regulations is no simple matter


By Keith Leonard, ESQ Regulations play an integral role in all of our lives. It is impossible to imagine driving a vehicle without regulations governing driving behavior. Without such regulations, every time you drive could, perhaps be, an accident waiting … Continue reading

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