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Old 07-22-2019, 02:22 PM   #1
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Phun Times on Road with Revolution

Coming back from Texas, a week ago, we had the muffler bust a seam. This was not a big deal...but... what happened next ....

Shortly after, air pressure for rear brakes went to zero, alarms when off, trouble lights lit up...at 70mph in moderate traffic.

The brain did a "what the ????" since I knew that if the pressure were truly at zero I would be coming to a stop very very fast, yet I continued to roll on.

Turns out the hot gasses escaping from the ruptured muffler were blowing directly on a bundle of wires and air lines. This softened the air lines and one of the blew out. (see photo...not something you want to see in your brake line) The reason the brakes still functioned was that the line that blew was the air pressure sensor line, a 1/4" hose that, even though the sensor was not getting any pressure, the compressor was able to keep the brake system pressurized, even with the blown line.

We got off at the next exit and had it not been the end of the day, we would have been rolling in a couple of hours with a straight pipe and a butt splice. As it was, we had to overnight in the repair facility parking lot.

The real "ouch" was the $500 tab to remove the muffler and put 6 foot length of stainless flexpipe on to get us home. (All the stainless parts for the aero turbine install, when I got home, was only 300)
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