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Primalec publishes Lubricants White Paper E-mail
Thursday, 30 April 2015

ACR Lubricants White Paper

A new White Paper on AC&R  lubrication is available now

We all know that car air conditioners contain two fluids: a

refrigerant, and a lubricating oil for the compressor. We also know

that the oil needs to be miscible with the circulating refrigerant, to

provide proper lubrication throughout the system. But,

- Can I use a PAG oil with a hybrid vehicle?
- What is the difference between PAG and POE?
- What is a PAO, and why is it not approved by any of the VMs?
- Do different refrigerants need different oil types?
- How much compressor oil does a typical car need?
- Does it matter if I put in too much?
- When should the oil be changed?


This highly informative new White Paper on Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Lubricants, helps to

clear some of the fog surrounding the technology.

The White Paper explains why in future, technicians will need to be more precise about both the quantity and the quality of

refrigerant and oil in the system.


Paddy Hopkirk receives Graham Platts Award E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

paddyhopkirk receives grahamplatts award from jonatahnduffield-2.jpgSKIDZ Patron Paddy Hopkirk receives award for charity work

February 25, 2015:  Rally driving legend Paddy Hopkirk has received the prestigious Graham Platts award in recognition of his sterling support of motor project charity SKIDZ.

Primalec's Jonathan Duffield, Chairman of leading motor industry association IMPACT, presented the award.

Paddy is a Patron of the Buckinghamshire-based young people’s charity and he has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of SKIDZ throughout the automotive industry.
New Solar powered digital thermometer E-mail
Tuesday, 27 January 2015

ac2240s-thermom-in-vent.jpgNew Solar powered digital thermometer

- no need to renew batteries

Solar-Temp is the new solar powered digital thermometer from Primalec.

It is perfect for checking the air temperature coming from a vehicle’s A/C system.

Solar-Temp indicates temperature to within 1°C of accuracy on a clear and easy to read 1 inch screen (25mm x 12.5mm). Its 125mm (6 inch) long stainless probe is just right to fit into the air vents of any vehicle, but is equally at home measuring oils, coolants and other liquids.

Super Change for Easier R22 Retrofit E-mail
Friday, 23 January 2015

  ac2981 superchange.jpg

SUPER CHANGE makes for fast and easy change from R22, and other mineral or alkylbenzene lubricated systems, to all HFC refrigerants, including POE based R407C

and R410a.


By linking mineral and alkybenzene oils to any HFC refrigerant the need for a complete oil change and flush can be reduced or eliminated, saving much time and expense.

eCall and the connected car E-mail
Wednesday, 07 January 2015

the connected car figiefa.jpg eCall is a European Commissian initiative, requiring all new cars to be fitted with telematics by the manufacturers.

eCall exists primarily to alert the emergency services if the vehicle crashes or breaks down (bCall). There will be obvious consumer benefits in this. So far so good.

The underlying "connected car" technology may also be used for remote diagnostics, predictive car maintenance, and even remotely monitoring the car's speed. However, as the software will be controlled by each individaul VM, there are potentially important implications for the independent aftermarket.And governments are interested too.

This 3 minute video shows the concerns for the aftermarket that are being expressed by FIGIEFA.

To watch The Connceted Car click here For the German version click here .

Extra Cool A/C E-mail
Tuesday, 06 January 2015

excool conc.jpgExtra Cool A/C Booster cuts compressor wear, boosts heat transfer.

Extra Cool A/C additive from Primalec is a synthetic air-conditioning booster that improves air-conditioning performance, cuts costs and extends the life of the system. Extra Cool A/C Booster creates a lasting boundary lubricant on all the metal components of the air conditioning system, including the compressor.