And another bites the dust
mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Sat Nov 17 09:51:18 PST 2007
I would say it is a parking brake - which I never use in the winter here in MT because it usually does freeze up. I park on a pretty flat spot and just leave it in gear.If I am warming it up, I will slide a piece of firewood under a front tire. I was trying to fix that no start problem I've been chasing - the car had ben driven an hour earlier - I had just swapped in a spare ECU, taken it out of gear, set the brake and turned the ignition key all from the passenger side of the car - as it didn't start, I just left it and we took the F-350 to town instead. When we returned, the damage was done.
I am going broke feeding the F-350! Diesel went up 37 cents here in 10 days - from $3.53 to $3.90 - with a 38 gallon tank, I can come *very* close to a $150 fill up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bernie Benz
To: Mike Miller
Cc: 200q20V mailing list
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: And another bites the dust
Sorry for your loss, Mike.
Is it an eBrake or a parking brake??
Both the Audi owners manual and Bentley refer to it as a parking brake.
I disagree, believing that it, the PB, should never be used as the
sole unattended parking restraint. Use the tranny!
Further, in slushy, freezing weather I have witnessed frozen brake
cables not allowing PB release, with resultant smoking of the rear
brakes. Maybe a slightly different scenario was the cause of your
problem. Moisture in cables preventing the PB from being fully
engaged, and your not noticing a lower than normal lever engagement
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