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| Originally posted by eskiasu@Sep 16 2004, 05:18 PM |
Lately I've noticed that when I try to e-brake at around 20mph, it doesn't lock up the tires right away. As a matter of fact, it comes to stop but gradually and not immediate. (I was curious that's why I did it) I then try at lower speeds, like 10, and it's the same. At rest, the car doesn't move so I know it's working. Any idea what could cause this? Anyone else has this happen? Is it fixable? Is it because it RWD?
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| Originally posted by nycbmw325is@Sep 16 2004, 05:34 PM |
....which i promise you will be much more powerful than your parking brake, which is a mechanical drum brake with cable actuation.
Oh yeah to answer your question... it could be in need of adjustment, or more likely since you thought it would be fun to try to use it as a real brake you wore out the pads, which you now have to replace. Oh and by the way... they are considerably hard to do than disc brakes...lol
| Originally posted by eskiasu@Sep 19 2004, 07:23 PM |
First of all, I mainly did it because I was curious as to how well my EB is, not exactly fun. I did realize the potential wear of my pads, gear box. etc. so I did it like 2-3 times not 10 or so nor regulary. Thanks kjlbryan for clearly explaining to me whats going on and backing me up.
| Originally posted by xsperf@Sep 19 2004, 11:46 PM |
guys, for the parking brake thing, you are ALL WRONG.
the parking brake doesnt use the brake pads. it is soemthing behind the rotor, and they are called Parking Break SHOES. it works exactly like a drum except it is behind the rotor, and in order to get to it you have to take off the rotor. he might have worn out the shoes, but not the pads. And, how fast did u pull it up? did u do it gradually, if u want them to lock u gotta pull it up pretty fast as if ur trying to break it
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