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« on: June 03, 2016, 11:18:11 AM »

I had a brake line fail on my pickup recently.

My son was driving and managed to safely bring it to a stop with the emergency brake after a bit of a panic.

This truck has been to Bonneville many times and cleaned to the best of our ability upon our return home.

The area of the failure was where there is a tightly wound spring around the line to protect it.

It seems that the spring prevents the salt residue from being removed when cleaning.

I replaced all of the brake lines under the truck with nylon coated lines.

We were very lucky this did not turn out bad.

You might want to give your brake lines the once over.

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 11:22:28 AM »

Don, Same thing happened to our Salt Coach, my Dodge and probably countless other folks vehicles...
They just don't make brake lines like they used to  rolleyes

Good thing Gus is a sharp kid... and quickly reacted to the situation  cheers
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 12:38:01 PM »

Same on my Dodge Pickup, be careful with the vehicles that have been on the Salt.

At least mine failed during inspection, not use.

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 01:33:51 PM »

My Dakota puked brake fluid in the driveway last year!  cry cry cry
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 01:47:06 PM »

Dual circuit system still shoulda had one end working but yes, the stone guard spring around the brake lines is a salt trap. Everybody get under your junk & eyeball them before that Chinese guy pays you a visit, Ho Lee Fuk.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 03:10:44 PM »

Dual circuit system still shoulda had one end working but yes, the stone guard spring around the brake lines is a salt trap. Everybody get under your junk & eyeball them before that Chinese guy pays you a visit, Ho Lee Fuk.
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Agreed on the dual circuit system but when I drove it to check it out the only thing stopping the peddle was the floorboard.    shocked

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2016, 04:35:46 PM »

Sounds like you have more that a one line problem. Was the Chinese guy there? grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2016, 07:38:28 PM »

Sounds like you have more that a one line problem. Was the Chinese guy there? grin
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I'm wondering if the four wheel anti-lock brakes had an affect on this situation.  huh
Whatever the cause, they work now.  cheers

Listening to Gus tell the story, I'm guessing several Chinese guys were there.   grin

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2016, 09:36:19 PM »

Don, the Dodge failed when the 40' gooseneck, with the Liner inside was behind it, on I-70, in Denver, full traffic rush hour, over a rise and everything in front was stopped.  Yep Ho Lee was there with his buds Ah Sheet and Fuk
Me.  Only grazed one pickup, luckily the hand control on the newly rebuilt trailer brakes got us stopped.  I'll tell ya that whole (slight pun intended) story over a beer or two some day. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2016, 10:19:59 PM »

The rear brakes went out on Stainless's truck and then it broke one of the front rotors.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2016, 06:46:42 AM »

They coat the roads with calcium up here every winter. Typically about every 10 years you end up needing to replace fuel and brake lines. Transmission lines a few years after that. Typically I use Ploy Armor as replacements, it is far superior to regular steel
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2016, 07:37:26 AM »

Jessechop said:  "...They coat the roads with calcium up here every winter...".

Like a dentist, so you've got shiny white roads?  We get regular ol' road salt (from under Detroit, by the way) delivered as crushed.  How do your roads get their corrosive supplements?  Liquid?
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2016, 08:11:16 AM »

Yes, well calcium chloride,  it is highly corrosive



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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 09:16:32 AM »

I've heard about liquid de-icer stuff but never seen it.  Thanks for the photo.  What I've seen is the spreader trucks with BFSS hoppers dumping into a plastic-coated rotary paddle wheel spreader.

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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2016, 09:35:24 AM »

Around here what they do is mix the salt with fine gravel. That works really well because the fine gravel chips the protective coating so that the salt can work without impediment on the unprotected metal. The fine gravel also keeps the windshield repair and replacement people in business.  grin grin grin

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