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Old 31st March 2009, 13:46   #91
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I'm no expert on worn clutchplates and the forensics thereof!
those pics seem to be a motley mix of old parts and new parts!
You're just being polite, Sir! All experts deny they're experts unless their fees are paid!
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So now we know why it is called Brake Horse Power!

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Er...does that mean I should ask the A.S.S. to increase the engine bhp at the next service?
I don't think that should help either.

One option would be to get tires with very high coefficient of friction. This way, the added friction would help overcome the friction caused by the brakes and cause the car to move forward.
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One option would be to get tires with very high coefficient of friction. This way, the added friction would help overcome the friction caused by the brakes and cause the car to move forward.
Brilliant! Thanks so much B&T. So that's exactly what I'll get done!

You sure this will not lead to trouble with the base?
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I don't think that should help either.

One option would be to get tires with very high coefficient of friction. This way, the added friction would help overcome the friction caused by the brakes and cause the car to move forward.


Hey anup, what B&T means to say is release the handbrake before you move off.

Classic B&T !
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Brilliant! Thanks so much B&T. So that's exactly what I'll get done!
Anytime sir, you are most welcome. And to think that I used to forever underestimate my worth in the autmobile sections. The 6 years I spent finishing my bachelors in mechanical engineering is sure coming handy.

By the way, I must add the disclaimer that while I find these ideas theoretically possible, I have never tried them out. My Sierra for one, would actually speed up if I pulled the handbrake. It was a good thing I always used to have handy a man friday with a pair of wedges for the times we needed to visit Malabar Hill.
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.... The 6 years I spent finishing my bachelors in mechanical engineering is sure coming handy...
@B&T,

Strong engineering foundation, is it.
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He wanted to be thorough in the theory of engineering.
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Even with the steep slopes to be found in many hotel (and multi-storey) car parks, I think it would take the most incredibly dreadful driving to damage a clutch on one parking. I don't think driving with the handbrake on would make a huge difference either.
I still remember the day our new Zen came home in 1999 when we were in Madras. Dad who has driven only the old Mahindra jeeps wanted to drive the Zen and so off we went. I too have not seen many cars till then and did not realise the hand brake was on. So both of us were wondering why the car is going very slow inspite of pressing the accelerator and managed to go for a 7-8 kms drive (his usage of clutch is also higher than required). Once we came back home we checked with the driver and he showed where the hand-brake is and how to dis-engage the same. Noting happened to the clutch that time and for a long long time.

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