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A/C Refrigerant

The concept of superheat

October 19, 2021

We illustrated the concept of superheat in last week's article by boiling water and superheating steam in a moonshine still. This week we will apply this concept to refrigerant in an air conditioning system.  The still has been replaced with an evaporator. 
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Behavioral characteristics of various compressor types pt. 2

October 5, 2021

So now it is time to provide the correct answer along with information on why it is correct and also information on why the others are incorrect.
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AEM Update: Snap application for off-highway R-1234yf

September 22, 2021

MACS will have a variety of heavy-duty and off-road presenters beginning at 8 am on Thursday, September 30.  One will be AEM Update: Snap application for Off-highway R-1234yf
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Behavioral characteristics of various compressor types

September 21, 2021

When faced with a challenging A/C system problem, knowing what type of compressor you are dealing with can help streamline the diagnosis process. 
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The Humble Mechanic wants to see you at MACS

September 2, 2021

Charles Sanville, better known as the Humble Mechanic is MACS Keynote Speaker. Come see Charles on Thursday, September 30 at 11:30am at The Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.
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MACS Tesla project

August 26, 2021

MACS is working on a project, to collect A/C charge information for Tesla vehicles, and we need your help!
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Mysterious servicing issue in R-1234yf systems

August 11, 2021

Recently a 2017 R-1234yf Honda system, with 72,099 miles, encountering a loss of cooling (slow leak) over time would not pass the equipment charge procedure and the production amount could not be charged. 
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Field study: Incorrectly installed condensers

August 10, 2021

I have handled numerous tech calls involving older GM trucks with incorrectly installed condensers.  In preparation for this series of MACS blogs, I discovered a salvage truck with one of these condenser repairs.  This gave me the opportunity to duplicate the incorrect installation and look for pitfalls and solutions.
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Top three tips on orifice tube behavior

July 20, 2021

In the last four MACS blog articles we covered a lot of detailed information about orifice tube system behavior. We examined a system with a full refrigerant charge verses a 25% undercharge. Now it is time to condense it all down into three important takeaways.
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Low refrigerant charge and the search for real data part 4

July 13, 2021

When we examined the pressure readings and vent temperature readings last week, there was nothing showing up that indicated any charge issues (even operating with the 25% undercharge).
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