Tag: SightGlass News Issue 11


A RULE set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to remove R134a and a range of other HFC refrigerants from its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) has been overturned in a US Court of Appeal. If the decision stands, there will no longer be a legal reason for newly manufactured passenger cars and light Continue reading YF SETBACK IN US AS EPA FORCED TO OVERTURN R134a BAN

MORE than 50 people from all over Australia attended the July 29 SightGlass Training and Redarc tour day in Adelaide. The day began at Redarc headquarters, where a brief company history and overview was delivered by national sales and marketing manager Ben Marsh before handing over to experts in battery charging, voltage conversion and towing Continue reading REDARC TOUR

THE decision by Mercedes-Benz to flout the European MAC directive by continuing the use of R134a after it was banned in new-platform vehicles from 2013 has caught up with the company, which now reportedly faces a recall of at least 130,000 cars in Germany to replace the refrigerant. In late 2015, German authorities came under Continue reading TOTAL RECALL

THE automotive cliché of using the word appliance to describe a dull car designed for the disinterested driver has taken a surprise turn with the arrival of an autonomous electric concept car from refrigeration company Mitsubishi Electric, which shortly followed the announcement by vacuum cleaner brand Dyson that it was developing a battery-powered vehicle. Perhaps Continue reading APPLIANCE MANUFACTURERS GETTING INTO AUTOMOTIVE

WASTING time hunting for electronic control modules, relays and fuses dotted around a vehicle could be a thing of the past for Autodata users with the advent of two new modules designed to locate and identify these types of components. The Electronic Component Locations (ECL) module includes diagrams and illustrations for air-conditioning, anti-lock brake systems, Continue reading NEW AUTODATA MODULES TO HELP AUTO ELECTRICIANS

RENAULT Australia has decided to bite the bullet and introduce two electric vehicles, the Yaris-sized Zoe and Kangoo ZE compact van, from November this year. The Zoe will start at $44,470 plus on-road costs, with a higher-specified $45,970 Intens version also available. The Kangoo ZE is to be $45,990 plus on-roads in long-wheelbase form with Continue reading PARISIAN PLUG-IN