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Posted by Jean B. on May 19, 2006, 10:59 pm
 


B. Peg wrote:


I've got to check my tires too.  I tell them to fill them, but
I don't think they do.  Also, someone here told me to stomp on
the emergency brake 10 times in a row, and that helped the
first time my car's mpg dropped a lot post service.

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Jean B.

Posted by richard schumacher on May 20, 2006, 12:18 am
 




What?  That's ridiculous.

Posted by Bill on May 20, 2006, 3:22 am
 



An old cure for brakes that drag as a consequence of oxidation.



Posted by richard schumacher on May 20, 2006, 11:07 pm
 



D'ohh!! That wouldn't happen if one simply set the emergency/parking
brake every time one parks.  Shit happens, so use the parking brake.

Posted by Bill on May 21, 2006, 12:47 am
 



I've read here or in the Yahoo groups that extensive use of regenerative
braking instead of mechanical braking will result in the build-up of rust on
the drums and rotors.  My relentless quest for that 55 mpg tank will
probably lead to squeaky brakes that last the life of the car.



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