Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 21:47:02 -0800
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From: Ron Lussier <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Stuck Parking Brake
At 11:30 PM 3/6/97 -0600, The Bus Depot wrote:
>>It has always seemed to me that "just" leaving the car in gear on a hill
>>would be bad for the transmission in the long run. Is this a myth? It's
>>never stopped me from doing it but it just seems like a strain on
>>SOMETHING. Kind of like putting an automatic in park and letting it roll
>>forward with a jolt.
>Having seen a bus that went over an embankment after the seemingly good
>parking brake let go just enough to let it roll, I don't really care what
>long run damage may happen. If I'm on a steep hill, I'll risk the
>long-term damage in order to avoid the short-term damage of my VW hitting a
I think that the point is to use both. And in San Francisco, you need to
curb your wheels by law.
Ron 'Coyote' Lussier /\_/\ ____ Chaco Communications
(408) 865-0657 ( ) \ _/__ 10164 Parkwood Drive #8
firstname.lastname@example.org \ / \X / Cupertino, CA 95014-1533
(1990 VW Westfalia Camper) \_/ \/ http://www.chaco.com/~coyote
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