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Author Topic: Tulsa hockey teams bus catches fire.  (Read 1728 times)
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« on: November 05, 2010, 12:44:45 PM »

Yet here is another bus fire.  Glad our team got out safe and saved their equipment trailer.
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=13452788
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 01:21:16 PM »

I have not seen the news but my wife drove by it a while ago on I44 and said that it looked like the rear tires were melted off and was burnt bad around the rear axels, brake fire maybe??
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 01:43:10 PM »

the shell I'm rebuilding had a rear brake fire!..lucky it didn't get in side like that one..the driver ran with the parking brake on.  Bob.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 01:46:55 PM »

That's the problem with having 500 horsepower!

It seems simple enough to have an interlock to prevent that from happening.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 01:49:58 PM »

seems the interlock was a brain malfunction..there was a dash lite to show parking brake on.. I could find no other mal function mechanical that could have caused brake not to release..Bob (on the one I'M rebuilding)
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 02:02:40 PM »

Bob did your anti-lock wiring harness get burnt? 
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 02:32:27 PM »

Anti lock wiring harness..was burnt from center line of rear axle only...easy repair   differential speed  sensors plugs still good will have to replace brake sensors at tag axle..lucky I guess! had to replace all of r-12 and r-14 plus anti lock air valves.  complete cost to repair all bags, bushings ,shocks,air valves,brake canisters ,and ride height contolls that were damaged was$ 1358.00 from prevost parts..all air lines control valves and wireing in front or rear axle were un damaged..air bags( two in front of rear wheels) even looked good but I replaced all.Bob
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 09:53:50 PM »

That's the problem with having 500 horsepower!


Even then, the driver would have to be really clueless to not notice the parking brake??? Although I have seen a trucker pulling empty flatbed, in the rain, with trailer brakes locked up without noticing!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 10:24:20 PM »

Wouldn't it be almost impossible for the bus to move forward with the spring brakes applied?  My bus won't go anywhere if I forget to release the parking brakes, but I haven't tried to floor it I guess.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 07:46:43 PM »

I have seen DD3's only partially disengage many many times! If this Vah Hool had them then that could have easily been the problem! FWIW
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 07:44:10 AM »

Poorly adjusted rear brakes being held on by the parking circuit won't hold back today's engines.

Same old basic maintenance: Brakes adjusted?

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