Testing brake fluid content for copper not moisture

Testing brake fluid content for copper not moisture

Written by Moore Good Ink St George, UT: Healthy brake fluid is instrumental in stopping your vehicle. It also protects the system from corrosion. Scheduled fluid testing is the best way to maintain the performance of your system. Brake fluid degrades and wears out over time, leaving the system vulnerable to corrosion that may lead to damage of the ABS, a brake system failure, and result in longer stopping distances. It is impossible to ascertain the validity of (DOT 3 and DOT 4) brake fluid by color, age, moisture, or mileage, and this is where the BrakeStrip shines.  BrakeStrip uses FASCAR® copper testing technology (the only standard for brake fluid testing), as created by Phoenix Systems. Independent studies have revealed that copper testing is 35 times more effective than moisture testing. To test, you dip one end of the BrakeStrip in the suspect fluid for one second. Then shake off the excess. Wait one minute for the reaction to complete. To determine the FASCAR rating, compare the color of the strip with the variegated examples on the packaging tube. As preventive maintenance, Phoenix Systems recommend flushing the system and replacing the fluid when the color (purple) closely matches the 100ppm (parts per million) level. The MAP (Motorist Assurance Program, an independent body that sets standards for the automotive industry) criterion requires fluid replacement when it tests at 200ppm. For further information and where to purchase contact: Phoenix Systems LLC 4012 S River Rd #4B St George, UT 84790 Telephone (866) 760-5842 or e-mail ben@brakebleeder.com or visit:...

Lunati’s Pro Series 6.300in connecting rods for LS race engines: Created to cope with more power, more rpm

By Fergus Ogilvy – Olive Branch, MS: Lunati makes available their Pro Series 6.300-inch connecting rod. It is designed for all aftermarket LS large displacement racing blocks with 9.500 to 9.750-inch deck heights. They fit all LS blocks and, naturally, suit Lunati’s Pro Series LS long-stroke crankshafts.   Their chief advantages are two-fold. First, when compared with the 6.125-inch con-rod, their longer length provides essential crankshaft clearance, eliminating the necessity of cutting away valuable counterweight material and the subsequent headaches and extra costs involved in rebalancing. Second, the 6.300in-long rod restores a more desirable stroke-to-rod ratio. Further, it retains the correct compression height for the piston. Derived from 4340 alloy steel, which is oil quenched, tempered, and tested, these connecting rods were created to handle more power and more rpm. Though they are designed for race engines, they’ll serve in any LS block where a stroke length of 4.125 inch or longer is desired. Weighing 645 grams, they are sized on the big end for 2.100-inch crank pins and on the small end for 0.928-inch piston pins and equipped with ARP2000 series rod bolts. Lunati also makes a full range of Pro Series 4340 alloy steel connecting rods for small-block Chevrolet engines. For part number listing click here. For printable catalog fact sheet click here. For further information contact: Lunati 11126 Willow Ridge Drive, Olive Branch, MS 38654 Telephone (662) 892-1500 or visit www.LunatiPower.com Or e-mail Jeff Sams at...