Tag Archives: engine cooling system

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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Future gas workshops scheduled in Australasia


Australasia leading the world with future: gas seminars to help businesses prepare Cars entering Australasian market with new R-1234yf air conditioning refrigerant Workshops need to be ready with gas, equipment and training Industry-led future: gas seminar roadshow designed to broaden … Continue reading

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Stress cracks


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training Some Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles built with the 6.4-litre turbo diesel engine may show a coolant leak at the front of the vehicle which appears to come from the radiator. These … Continue reading

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Capillary action


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Several Audi models are the subject of a technical service bulletin involving an issue with something not often thought about when it comes to heating issues; coolant migration. Owners may first be alerted to … 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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No Heat? No Problem! WT?


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Ugghh!! Every technician knows that feeling of simultaneous joy and sorrow when they diagnose a no heat condition being caused by a clogged or plugged up heater core. Sometimes it’s a pretty easy test, … Continue reading

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Get to know thermodynamics at the MACS 2016 Training Event


Attend MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, February 11-13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale all-suite hotel and convention center in Orlando, FL and you’ll be able to take part in training classes like this: Thermodynamics for Auto Mechanics Tim … Continue reading

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I’d rather keep my fingers, thank you!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training While visiting a local shop and taking some pictures for this edition of ACtion, I got to talking with one of the technicians who was working on a Chevy Suburban. I told … Continue reading

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2015 MACS Training Event a big success!


  (Lansdale, PA) February 10, 2015 – “Meet me @ MACS, Make Connections that Matter,” was the theme of MACS 35th Annual Training Event and Trade Show at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, February 5-7, and that’s exactly … Continue reading

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