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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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More in common with an IT specialist


“…more than 30 hours of information, education and training…” Continue reading

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GMC hits the road with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor It was during the general session meeting on Thursday morning at MACS 2016 Trade Show in Orlando that we first learned about GM’s intention to add several new vehicles to their lineup this year … Continue reading

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A small Δ in airflow = A BIG impact on A/C performance


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training Proper air flow across the heat exchangers in an air conditioning system is key to its being able to transfer heat efficiently. Problems with air flow can be caused by slow turning … Continue reading

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Rotten heater clamps


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Owners of 1998-2002 Ford U Platform SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles, such as the Lincoln Navigator / Ford Expedition) may notice coolant leaking from around the left rear corner of the vehicle. The cause may … Continue reading

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R-1234yf at the 2016 PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Over the next several years as vehicle manufacturers refresh older nameplates and begin to introduce new ones, we’re expecting to see more and more platforms change over to the new refrigerant R-1234yf. While many … Continue reading

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What is a learning pod?


This year’s MACS Training Event and Trade Show is going to include a new feature that we hope you’ll like. It’s called the Learning Pod, and it’s a new venue for holding training classes. It’s going to be located directly … Continue reading

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The Next Generation


The theme of MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, February 11-13 is, Mobile A/C: The Next Generation. Why did we pick this theme? Because in 2015 we looked around and saw many bright young people taking leadership roles in … Continue reading

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Are you using the right tool for your A/C job?


The annual MACS trade show, held in Orlando this year, may appear to have been just rows and rows of product displays. But a stroll-and-stop approach at manufacturers’ exhibits proved it to be just as much a technical training event … Continue reading

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Best cars? Check the weather


By Keith Leonard, ESQ If you happen to live in or near San Diego (its last snowfall was on December 13, 1967), Miami (January 19, 1977), or Phoenix (December 9, 1985), your choice of a particular vehicle will not likely … Continue reading

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