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Krakkles
May 5, 2003
WITNESSED





My auto shop teacher many years ago said:

"It's called an emergency brake because if you try to use it while the car is moving, it will cause an emergency."

That being said, to Kyoon's (BMW manual) point: If you are really, really careful and really, really sure of what you're doing, you can slow a car down with it, but you need to be really, really careful.

Having done it, I'd say it's most akin to operating an old, manual mill - you pull the lever with the release engaged up until you get the pressure right, and you're varying the pressure according to feel. You could probably achieve the same with a foot-operated brake if it has a separate operable release - not the kind that ratchet into and out of position - but I don't think it'd be fun to try on my car under pressure.

Elephanthead posted:

And it is for doing sick turns to impress potential lovers not parking.
After years of trying, I can say with some authority that this is not an effective means of impressing potential lovers.

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Krakkles
May 5, 2003
WITNESSED





CAT INTERCEPTOR posted:

I would disagree - It has always been effective.
Sorry, I should clarify - potential female lovers.

Krakkles fucked around with this message at 18:35 on Jun 19, 2021

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