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HD and OTR vehicle service: Keep it clean


July/August 2017 MACS ACTION Magazine It’s been said that cleanliness is next to godliness. This can also be considered gospel when servicing heavy duty (HD) and over-the-road (OTR) refrigeration. These systems operate in far more severe conditions compared to those … Continue reading

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Thermocycle leaks


Radiator leaks are nothing new, and some technicians may initially blame a faulty part, poor construction or shoddy workmanship during installation when a leaker shows up in their bay, particularly when it’s a later model vehicle that has failed. But … Continue reading

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A Visit With Lucas


by Jacques Gordon “What makes it so much fun?” When my wife asked that question, I tried to answer by pointing out all the good stuff.  Although it was late September in the Allegheny mountains, the weather was perfect; crisp … Continue reading

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Mini MINIS


By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine  You probably didn’t see a lot about them on TV (that would be unpaid advertising—gasp!) but track and field events at the London Olympics used a three-car fleet of radio controlled new MINIs … Continue reading

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July 2012 hottest on record


July 2012: hottest month on record for contiguous United States-News from NOAA Drought expands to cover nearly 63% of the Lower 48; wildfires consume 2 million acres The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above … Continue reading

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Car notes from around the world


By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine —  As northern Japan continues to recover from the March earthquake and flood, disposing of tons of debris is becoming another problem in itself. The nation has always been a world leader in … Continue reading

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DOE: Money for Level 2 charging


Will electric and rechargeable hybrids gain wide consumer acceptance before recharging them is made easier and more convenient? It’s an industry chicken-or-egg problem that has a wide reaching effect. Continue reading

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Changing Times


One of the things that I looked forward to while growing up was the family weekend road trip, which was then known as the Sunday drive. The family would pack into the car and my father would take us all for a ride to some new destination before heading back home. However, most times there was not even a specific destination in mind when we would start out on a trip. 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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Bad refrigerant is still out there


Once again, the MACS office is beginning to receive calls about bad, contaminated or mislabled refrigerant. Some folks in theU.S.are receiving offers to purchase refrigerants that contain hydrocarbons (HC), notably under the designations HC-12a or similar names. All of these are listed as “unacceptable for use” on the EPAs companion page to the SNAP list.
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