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Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to dirtyjeffer

Re: GM recalling pickups and SUVs

said by dirtyjeffer:

, disaster was averted, but i wasn't too happy when he did that.

was he advised there was a normal functioning part of your car not functioning? Not really his fault.


dirtyjeffer
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no, but it is common knowledge (especially for a "car guy") to know that emergency brakes on automatic transmission equipped cars are not usually used...when buying a used car, and needing to certify it, it is likely something that may need to be fixed for the safety.


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
said by dirtyjeffer:

no, but it is common knowledge (especially for a "car guy") to know that emergency brakes on automatic transmission equipped cars are not usually used...when buying a used car, and needing to certify it, it is likely something that may need to be fixed for the safety.

meh, excuses. I don't leave shit on my cars in a broken state.


dirtyjeffer
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said by Last Parade:

meh, excuses. I don't leave shit on my cars in a broken state.

in case you haven't been reading, it wasn't broken...i just never used it.

peterboro
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said by dirtyjeffer:

said by Last Parade:

meh, excuses. I don't leave shit on my cars in a broken state.

in case you haven't been reading, it wasn't broken...i just never used it.

chicken and egg


dirtyjeffer
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said by peterboro:

said by dirtyjeffer:

said by Last Parade:

meh, excuses. I don't leave shit on my cars in a broken state.

in case you haven't been reading, it wasn't broken...i just never used it.

chicken and egg

the reality is, when i was bringing it for service, it was being serviced as a maintenance item...if it weren't, surely it wouldn't have worked...therefore, i don't "leave shit on my cars in a broken state".
--
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- George Orwell

peterboro
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said by dirtyjeffer:

the reality is, when i was bringing it for service, it was being serviced as a maintenance item...if it weren't, surely it wouldn't have worked...therefore, i don't "leave shit on my cars in a broken state".

1. Did you learn anything from this?

2. There is no maintenance for e-brakes other than using them or removing them to administer lubricants.


dirtyjeffer
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i should start using the ebrake on my Kia, just to be sure it continues to work...to be honest, i've never used an ebrake on any of the automatic transmission cars i have owned over the decades and it has never been an issue.

peterboro
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said by dirtyjeffer:

i should start using the ebrake on my Kia, just to be sure it continues to work...to be honest, i've never used an ebrake on any of the automatic transmission cars i have owned over the decades and it has never been an issue.

Newer cars may have advanced designs that negate corrosion so you may never have to.


dirtyjeffer
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said by peterboro:

Newer cars may have advanced designs that negate corrosion so you may never have to.

well, i'll try to remember to start using it anyway...it will at least help out with the transmission, even though i have a long warranty on everything.


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said by dirtyjeffer:

well, i'll try to remember to start using it anyway...it will at least help out with the transmission, even though i have a long warranty on everything.

I would not operate on the assumption that a warranty would cover something like this if they determine you never used your parking brake.

peterboro
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said by dirtyjeffer:

said by peterboro:

Newer cars may have advanced designs that negate corrosion so you may never have to.

well, i'll try to remember to start using it anyway...it will at least help out with the transmission, even though i have a long warranty on everything.

Once a month should do, especially in the winter. That said with new complete enclosures of the cable from the interior engagement device to the caliper it may not be necessary.


dirtyjeffer
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when i get my tires switched out in the spring, i'll see if i can get a peak at how my car's system works.