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Temperature Matters

May 11, 2021

In addition to having good contact with connectors and getting accurate readings, there are some other important things to remember when doing temperature testing.
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Pass the temperature probe

May 4, 2021

The first step is to run the A/C system for a few minutes to let it stabilize. Then both probes should be connected side by side at both points that will be temperature tested in the system. For example, if you were testing the temperature drop across the condenser, this would need to be done on both the discharge line and the liquid line.
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Contact counts in temperature testing

April 27, 2021

Proper contact is vital when connecting to A/C lines using the contact type temperature thermometers. To determine if I am getting good contact, I always like to place both connectors side by side on the same line and observe the temperature readings.
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Tips for taking your mobile A/C system’s temperature

April 20, 2021

The contact type units do indeed have a high degree of accuracy, but precautions must be taken when using them (especially connecting to lines) to ensure the accuracy. Otherwise, it is possible to get readings that are easily 5° to 10° off and that can lead to an incorrect diagnosis.
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The pressure is on

April 19, 2021

By appearance, radiator caps seem to be a simple device. Yet, many technicians do not understand the cap’s real function
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MACS upcoming training clinic, register today!

April 7, 2021

MACS will present Peter Orlando from CARQUEST Technical Institute for a Mobile A/C Service Essentials webinar. May 13
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Avoiding an oily situation

April 6, 2021

If you own a mobile A/C repair shop this is when you start to gear up for it, by replenishing your parts inventories and an important segment of those inventories is compressor oil.
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How to deal with a compressor oil viscosity change

March 30, 2021

dealing with a catastrophic compressor failure where system flushing and component replacement removes all the oil from the system, then it is a matter of just installing the correct quantity of the oil that is specified for the replacement compressor.
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Does the compressor contain oil?

March 17, 2021

A question that comes up frequently on A/C tech lines is: Does the compressor contain oil and if so, how much?
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Marks Air celebrates 50 years of mobile air success

March 16, 2021

MACS member Marks Air Inc. celebrates 50 years of being in business.
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