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Vehicle Components

“Balancing” oil balancing

February 23, 2021

What should we do if performing an oil balance and only 1/4 oz of oil drains from the original compressor
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Caveman to Mr. Cool

February 18, 2021

Over 300,000 years ago, modern man began walking the earth relying heavily on his five senses-- especially sight – to hunt, find joy, and avoid danger. In 1914, Garrett Morgan, who decided it was important to protect man’s eyes during hazardous situations, developed what we know today as ‘safety’ glasses.
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OSHA and HazCom citations

December 14, 2020

By Charles Ayers, CCAR By the time you read this, the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will have released its “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited” list for fiscal year...
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Cooling systems service

March 25, 2020

By Peter Orlando, MACS Technical Correspondent The Lubrication System Service –It seems routine, but it’s not!Have you ever heard someone say, “When it begins ticking, that’s when I know to...
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The Lubrication System Service – It seems routine, but it’s not!

March 5, 2020

Have you ever heard someone say, “When it begins ticking, that’s when I know to add oil?” When we’re asked to change oil and filter, it seems so routine. Car...
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Do you know all you need to know about compressors?

January 13, 2020

Understanding Compressor Design and Functional Differences                                                                                                      With RICHARD HAWKINS 1-800-Radiator and A/C Thursday, February 20 at 8am Compressors vary widely among the different vehicle platforms and even some specific models use...
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Vehicle power management and HVAC

September 3, 2019

September/ October 2019 ACTION Magazine Vehicle power management and climate control In the case of many late model vehicles, there are more and more systems utilizing electrical power management strategies...
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The future is electric!

June 6, 2019

June ACTION 2019 Hybrid and electric vehicle air conditioning compressor hardware, power controls and diagnostics For more than 15 years, hybrid and electric vehicles have been using electric air conditioning...
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Radiator Inspection

May 10, 2018

By Chris Tyson, MACS Heavy Duty Contributor Our fleet includes more than 180 pieces of equipment, and while we implemented a periodic inspection program many years ago, there are still...
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Engine cooling fans-enough time?

October 16, 2017

Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more. Distributors will be...
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