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Date:         Thu, 06 Mar 1997 21:47:02 -0800
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From:         Ron Lussier <>
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 >wall!

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 \ / \X / Cupertino, CA 95014-1533 (1990 VW Westfalia Camper) \_/ \/

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