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Air contamination in mobile A/C systems

January 18, 2022

We covered a base line test conducted with 0% air contamination and provided pressure and temperature information.  This week we will provide pressure and temperature information experienced with 7.7% air contamination and 18.9% air contamination. 
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Helping your customer understand their A/C repair

December 16, 2021

To help service shop owners, MACS has created a 30-page consumer guide for your customers that explains how their car’s engine cooling system and air conditioning system works. “Getting to know your car’s air conditioning and engine cooling system,” details how these vital climate systems work and why they may require an extensive repair.
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You can get Tesla repair information

November 10, 2021

Find out how to use Tesla software for aftermarket repair
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Troubleshooting the “what ifs” in a mobile A/C repair

November 9, 2021

High side:  Likely somewhere around 130 psi (at an idle) & 140 psi at 1500 rpm.  Why? With only a 35% charge in the system, the compressor isn't going to be producing a lot of pressure.
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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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Understanding and troubleshooting data lines on heavy-duty trucks

September 23, 2021

Understanding and Troubleshooting data lines on heavy-duty trucks will be presented byLarry Turay of LETCO Enterprises. In Larry’s Saturday morning class, attendees will learn how components and subsystem inputs and outputs can influence HVAC operations. 
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Cooling fan circuit analytics

September 16, 2021

What is Peter Orlando’s class Cooling Fan Circuit Analytics about? It all began decades ago as a mechanical fan attached to the water pump with and without a fan clutch.  And now it has evolved into an efficient complex electrical motor control of cooling the modern internal combustion engine.
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Mind the compressor clutch gap

August 31, 2021

One of the first things I was taught in my A/C training was to always check the clutch air gap prior to installing a compressor. 
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Two clues to a condenser’s identity

August 24, 2021

There are two steps to determining what type of condenser is in a vehicle.
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What type of condenser is in that vehicle?

August 17, 2021

What type of condenser is in that vehicle? It's a frequent question in the mobile A/C industry.
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