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Vehicle Components

A Sure Sign Of A Restriction

January 24, 2023

By Richard Hawkins In the January 4th blog article, we covered a tech call that involved a customer who was experiencing an issue with the low side of an A/C...
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Follow up on the 12/30/22 EPA virtual public hearing

January 12, 2023

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Let me start off by saying Happy New Year! to everyone, and here’s to a great 2023! Since many of you were on holiday...
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Too Many Compressors

December 20, 2022

The blog article published on November 8, 2022, focused on understanding the importance of knowing the precise location of service ports when faced with a challenging A/C diagnostic issue.  It...
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Interior Heating Evolution

November 1, 2022

In the last 120 years, automotive passenger heating has evolved dramatically from open carriage-type automobiles with little occupant protection from the elements to complex electric vehicle (EV) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
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Heavy-duty Coolants

October 31, 2022

In this MACS 2023 Training Event class about Heavy duty coolants, you will learn about: • OEM approved coolants • Coolant colors • Testing of coolants • Coolant filtering • Treating cooling systems
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Electric Compressors, EV System Enhancements and Heat Pumps

October 26, 2022

EV and hybrid manufacturers are searching for every yard/meter of range they can squeeze out of their vehicles. In the race to get their newest offerings into the driveways of consumers, range is a major factor. HVAC can severely effect vehicle range, and engineers are doing everything possible to reduce the impact of this creature comfort/necessity.
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Staying RRR current

October 25, 2022

The refrigerant checked out fine. No contamination with other refrigerants and no air contamination.  Their machine pulled 30 ounces out of that system.
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Essentials in PHEV and BEV Thermal  Management

October 25, 2022

You can attend HVAC Hide and Seek for Electrified Vehicles: Essentials in PHEV and BEV Thermal  Management with Dave Hobbs at MACS 2023 Training Event and Trade Show. class on Thursday, February 2 from 9:45-11:15am and again from 2:45-4:15pm.
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Global Parts Distributors to exhibit

October 18, 2022

All GPD products are designed to meet/exceed OE fit, form, and function. Product lines include compressor, condensers, cooling fans, electrical components and engine management sensors, evaporators, expansion valves, fittings, heater cores, hose assemblies, radiators, tools, chemicals, service items, and ‘Do It Right the First Time Kits’: Compressor Kits, Kits Plus, System Service Kits, Blower Motor Kits, as well as application specific O-Ring Rapid Seal Kits (included w/ Compressors Kits, Kits Plus, and System Service Kits) and Cap and Valve kits.
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Southwest Air Products Joins MACS Trade Show

October 13, 2022

Southwest Air Products has been around for over 60 years supporting automotive, residential/commercial HVAC systems, sundries and clean rooms.
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Learn how to make your team un-poachable

October 12, 2022

Learn how to make your team un-poachable is a business strategy class you can attend at MACS 2023 Training Event and Trade Show. Rick White of 180BIZ is a dynamic business leadership speaker.
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The ambient temperature differences

October 11, 2022

That hose is easy to get to, so I whipped it off of there and had the new one on probably in less than 3 minutes.  The owner was standing there watching and thought I was finished when I tightened up the second connection. He said he was going to go up and pay and would be back to get the car and hit the road.
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