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Re: brakes and lonnnng downhills

No, this is one of the redeeming values of the close ratio box on the
4000S its that you have great decending gears. Have you considered the
calipers hanging up? I have heard of the caliper pins freezing and
wearing one pad down to the metal.

On Wed, 07 Oct 1998 19:04:19 GMT eyvind.spangen@ha-nett.no (Eyvind
Spangen) writes:
>On Wed, 7 Oct 1998 13:32:47 -0400, you wrote:
>>_What's_ a "good way to get killed", Dan? Of course I was in low gear 
>>using the brakes just when needed. That turns out to be most (>>50%) 
>of the
>>time when you're in a fully loaded car, behind a shuttle bus doing 20 
>>Maybe you've not descended Mt. Washington in 2+ tons of Audi. And I 
>>that the brakes never heated enough to cause significant fade. In 
>fact the
>>front wheels were "cool" enough to touch them without scorching my 
>>The rears, however, were at that "very uncomfortable" level of temp.
>Often while going down a hill at about 30 mph, 2nd gear is too low
>while 3rd are too high. Anyone else agree? How are this case with
>automatic trasmission?

Adam Nelson '85 4000S, Blaupunkt cassette, Starbucks go cup, '69 Beetle,
1 piece
windows, hand held fan, '91 Vanagon, KYB Gas a Just, bug screens.
Columbus, Ohio

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