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Old 22nd June 2009, 13:00   #16
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Speaking about braking under normal circumstances, how many drivers actaully downshift and utlize engine braking? I guess very few. Most of the driver brake in 5th gear itself if not with a fully depressed clutch!
This will wear out the tyres, clutch and the brakes at double speed. Also it is risky/unsafe way of braking.

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Many people say that downshifting and 'putting all those load' on the engine is bad for the engine!
This is misconception. As long as you are in the safe RPM band you are fine with loading the engine . It is not good to suddenly reduce the gear to 3 at 80 KMPH but getting down to 3rd gear to 40-45 is better than running the car at 5th gear at 40-45 kmph. It is better to load the engine vis-a-vis lugging the engine at low RPM.
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Some must-read threads on braking:

1 (Shifting to Neutral or Pressing the Clutch when Braking - Is this right?)

2 (Improving your car's brakes: Options and costs)

3 (The best way to use the clutch, gear and brakes)

4 (Braking - Left or Right Foot?)
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My swift is 49,990 kms old. It has been diagnosed with a leaking Master Clutch Cylinder. Replacement cost is about 3k and is not covered under warranty. Any thoughts ?

Posting here since the symptom was leaking brake oil.
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My swift is 49,990 kms old. It has been diagnosed with a leaking Master Clutch Cylinder. Replacement cost is about 3k and is not covered under warranty. Any thoughts ?

Posting here since the symptom was leaking brake oil.
Why is master cylinder not covered under warranty. It is not a rubber part or a consumable part (Brake pads, clutch etc.).
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This is misconception. As long as you are in the safe RPM band you are fine with loading the engine . It is not good to suddenly reduce the gear to 3 at 80 KMPH but getting down to 3rd gear to 40-45 is better than running the car at 5th gear at 40-45 kmph. It is better to load the engine vis-a-vis lugging the engine at low RPM.
Brake > Clutch > Rev > Downshift > Release clutch pedal. Engine braking is fun!
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Blipping the engine is also great fun. Break, clutch, blip, downshift, declutch. Makes you feel more involved, even if it is completely unnecessary with today's gearboxes with synchros.

I'll be hitting the Honda A.S.S for my brakes this week and I'll keep you guys updated.
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Blipping the engine is also great fun. Break, clutch, blip, downshift, declutch. Makes you feel more involved, even if it is completely unnecessary with today's gearboxes with synchros.

I'll be hitting the Honda A.S.S for my brakes this week and I'll keep you guys updated.
Might be unnecessary, but I hate the sudden jerk that a car gives, if downshifted to a lower gear's top-end. Like you said. Makes you feel more involved
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Oh !!! I was under the impression that cadence braking is something like a sequential braking, which helps the driver to brake effectively in slippery conditions. I came across this impression when I browsed the web, and ended up in certain articles like this.

Cadence braking

Can this be also called Cadence braking ?
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