STUFF WE LIKE: Brake Shot Brake Fluid Rejuvenator

Phoenix Systems BrakeShot is like 5-Hour Energy for brake hydraulics. It is a brake fluid enhancer designed to fight corrosion induced by the harmful effects of copper.

BrakeShot uses DOT guidelines and is specifically formulated to retard copper corrosion in the braking system. BrakeShot prevents sticking calipers, ailing master cylinders, and other ABS braking troubles brought about by corrosion and high copper levels, in the brake system.

To determine if BrakeShot can cure a contaminated system, use BrakeStrip to determine the copper parts per million (ppm) in the brake fluid. BrakeStrip is a 60-second brake fluid test that turns shades of purple according to the level of copper in the braking system.

If the strip indicates a copper level of between 50-175ppm, simply add a one-ounce bottle of BrakeShot to the master cylinder. After 50-100 miles of driving, BrakeShot will re-energize the corrosion inhibitors to protect all the metals in the entire brake system and prevent further corrosion. If, however, the test strip indicates 200ppm or greater, the brake system requires flushing and the fluid replaced.

With multiple patents pending a one-ounce shot of BrakeShot treats up to 1 liter of brake fluid, which is the average capacity of a vehicle’s braking system. Cheaper and quicker than a brake flush, BrakeShot is universal and works on all foreign and domestic vehicles. Packaged in a case of 12, each bottle retails for $15-$20.

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Two Killed Due To Fiery Tanker Crash In Nigeria

Two people have been killed in Lagos, Nigeria after a runaway fuel tanker exploded after suffering from brake failure and crashing in to a building.

Eye-witnesses at the scene say they saw the tanker careening out of control before it slammed into a concrete building and burst into the flames. When the vehicle combusted, the fiery debris ignited the gas tank of a close-by motorcyclist, who then became engulfed in the flames and also perished at the scene.

According to a report by The Eagle Online, the flames were so large that they burnt two other vehicles and apparently two cows. The cows and the vehicles have been reported as being in stable condition.

So far there is no information on whether police will be taking any action or if they will simply write it off as an accident.

Indian Motorcycles Recalls 2015 Scout For Brake Issues

Eight-hundred and six beautiful Indian Scout motorcycles are being recalled in conjunction with a NHTSA investigation that found a potential problem with the rear brakes of the bike.

According to Zig Wheels, the Scout possesses a fault with the rear brake’s master cylinder which could cause a partial loss in stopping power or even a complete failure of the rear brake. In other words, this problem could very well cause a gruesome crash due to the brakes having a possibility of failing without notice.

The official description of the recall states: “In some vehicles, the piston retaining ring located in the rear master cylinder may not fully seat into the machined groove in the master cylinder bore. If this were to occur the vehicle may experience an inability to generate fluid pressure to the rear brake calliper. Lack of fluid pressure to the rear calliper could cause the vehicle operator to lose braking control of the rear wheel which could increase the risk of a vehicle crash.”

What propelled this recall were a few warranty claims by customers in the US. After enough claims were made, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration enacted a full investigation which produced evidence that the Scout truly had brake issues.

Indian Motorcycles will notify affected owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear brake master cylinder, if necessary, free of charge. Polaris India, which owns Indian Motorcycles, have told sources that delivery of Indian Scout bikes have yet to begin in India and as such this recall is not going to affect bikes sold in India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to Zig Wheels and NHTSA

Driver Cleans House In Laundromat Crash

A man was injured while doing his laundry yesterday in Kittanning, Pennsylvania when a van randomly burst through the front entrance and the debris produced struck him in the leg.

So far, local police aren’t sure whether to cite the driver for careless driving, public endangerment and other offenses or to let her go on the account of brake failure.

Most of the washers and dryers were damaged and the front entrance has to be completely redone.

The van has been towed since the crash and is currently being inspected for mechanical violations. If none are found, the woman responsible could be facing serious charges.

This is certainly a plausible outcome, considering most cases where cars crash through front entrances are caused by the driver mixing up the gas and brake.

Special thanks to the Kettanning Paper

Driver Dies As Big Rig Truck Collides With Mexican Restaurant

A driver has perished in Pittsburg following a dramatic crash that imploded a big rig, destroyed two cars and crashed into a building.

A preliminary investigation has found that the big-rig was traveling north when it struck two vehicles and then the building, which became engulfed in flames, according to reports.

So far, Police believe in the possibility of brake failure being the cause of the crash due to eye-witnesses stating the driver was honking his horn and flashing his lights moments before the truck came to a grinding halt.

“It appears at this point at least that the driver of the truck tried to alert them,” said one officer.

Marvin Tompkins Doldol is a civilian whose car was damaged during the crash. He was quoted stating that he could ‘smell the clutch and brake’ as the truck careened down the street.

“In my rear view mirror” Doldol explains, “I saw the truck coming down really fast and I heard him trying to shift down to brake and as soon as he passed and saw him really close he hit the van in front of him after he hit the van in front of him he came into my lane and he drove all the way straight and I was pushed onto the corner.”

David Garner is another local civilian who was on his way to work when his car was struck by the big rig.

“He clipped me on the right-hand side, totaled the truck next to me and then went into the shopping center,” said Garner.

Gardner believes the truck driver did everything he could to minimize the impact.

“He tried to somehow go between us. He did everything he could,” said Gardner, who got choked up thinking about how close he came to serious injury. “It’s almost like a second chance at life. I could have died today.”

The building that the big-rig struck was fortunately unoccupied at the time. A second structure was also destroyed in the commercial area.

The roads leading to the crash zone remain closed while police investigated the fatal crash.

Special Thanks to Fox 2

53 Dead in Barbaric Brazilian Bus Crash

Fifty-three people have perished following a gruesome crash that occurred last night in Brazil when a coach bus lost its braking power and plummeted off of a cliff.

According to reports, the bus swerved off a curve and fell 1,300 feet before violently crashing into a wooded area. Rescue crews were still trying to rescue survivors and recover the bodies of the victims until nightfall.

Currently, local Police have no information regarding how many passengers in total were aboard the bus or whether the driver was one of the victims, but said that at least six survivors were being treated for injuries.

A statistical analysis report by the Inter-American Development Bank stated that Brazil averages more than 18 highway deaths per 100,000 people per year, compared with about 10 in high-income countries.

Special Thanks Daily Sabah America