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Compressor Oil Fill


  (illustration: Sanden International) Richard Hawkins is a technical advisor at 1-800-Radiator. He recently told MACS about a question he received from one of the company’s franchise offices. I cringe whenever I hear a technician say that he puts ALL … Continue reading

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Reporting Counterfeit Parts


by Jacques Gordon In response to our blog about counterfeit parts, BVA Oils has notified us of another counterfeit. This time it’s mineral oil masquerading as POE compressor oil. Maybe it’s a good idea for everyone to share what they … Continue reading

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Wallet Flush


by Jacques Gordon The state of California has officially adopted the term “Wallet Flush.” In a 30-page draft, John Wallauch, Chief of California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), has presented “An Automotive Industry Review” that declares “A Wallet Flush is … Continue reading

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Future compressor technologies


By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine Meet the teacher Introducing more of the teachers and leaders that will be presenting classes at the upcoming MACS Training Event and Trade Show in February. Each of these class leaders has been … Continue reading

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Universal compressor oil


Courtesy of MACS Member 1-800-Radiator & A/C’s Training and Tech Support This article originated as an answer to a question asked by a warehouse operator seeking information for a customer. To provide an accurate reply, the Training &Tech Support department … Continue reading

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How technicians source A/C Compressors


New 2010/2011 data from the Professional Automotive Repair Technician Survey (P.A.R.T.S.) shows that only 5 percent of technicians responding to the survey keep A/C Compressors in stock. They rely on 2.8 sources when it comes time to re-stock for the three jobs per month, on average, they perform requiring this part. P.A.R.T.S. is conducted annually by Counterman magazine and tracks technician preferences in a number of product categories. Continue reading

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A big job!


The photo above was sent to us by MACS member Gus Swensen of Cool Car Auto Air of Columbus, Georgia. Many of you may know the United States Army has a lot of military assets in Columbus including the above … Continue reading

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A look at the compressor clutch


The compressor is usually belt-driven by the engine crankshaft, and engages through an electromagnetic clutch. Continue reading

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DOT, EPA Propose HD Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards


The world of heavy trucks may be changing soon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. This national program is projected to reduce GHG emissions by about 250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels of oil over the lives of the vehicles produced within the program’s first five years.

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Scroll Compressors


In a scroll compressor, a scroll shaped “paddle” rotates inside a channel. By the offset of the paddle drive pin, the compressor drive shaft rotates the paddle in an orbiting or circular motion.

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