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Re: hand brake question

Revenons à nos moutons!Wink [;-)]

I have returned to thank AZ and Sunflower for their further comments.  Indeed I am much reassured and have decided that I will just ask the garagiste next week to confirm that the hand brake is OK.  I will say that I just want to be certain as the car is due its CT early December.

The squabbling, whilst not totally unexpected, has amused meSmile [:)]  I don't and have never minded a bit of ribbing; I like a bit of a laugh, moi!

Also, a bit of thread drift bothers me not in the least.  In "normal" conversation, that's how it goes, the topic under description wanders off here and there and we either return to the original topic or not at all.  As Wools has pointed out, I have had the useful answers I needed.  I always feel able to rely on the forum for answers or, if not answers, then at least enough to explore other ways to get answers.

Richard, I don't feel the thread is "contaminated" and I personally like forum answers rather than PMs.  PMs have their uses, of course, some things are not for public consumption.  The advantage of answers on the open forum, however, enables other people to also get their own similar questions answered.  If we all only communicated by PM, then there would be no need for a forum at all, would there?Smile [:)]



Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: hand brake question

 I am a nightowl and last night, I tried to write three replies to R51's post. In the end I did not send any.

My efforts to say something were because I found there to be something disturbing and creepy and  about their posts on this thread.

The veiled comments about what is 'normal' on the internet were, when I looked up what was looked up most, it was not surprisingly porn, and so I don't think that we should sink to those depths of  internet norms.

I am not deliberately being obtuse either. IF R51 had meant forum etiquette. Well, they didn't say. And it doesn't matter anyway.

This board has always had a good old mix, of info, experiences, banter, humour, arguments and spats.And if it is a toss up between barbed comments and humour, well, something that makes me smile will win the day every single day of the year.

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Re: hand brake question

mint, I like mine at 45 degrees, it means that if I wonder if I have put it on, I can see it poking up from outside my car. Big Smile [:D]

We only had one car that was a 30 degree'er, it felt too sharp somehow and I found it hard using it for hill starts etc 

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Re: hand brake question

 woolybanana wrote:
Many of us on this forum, dickieboy are forum friends and have known each other for a fair period. Some members have met up and others are a couple. To a large extent we enjoy each others’ company here and enjoy a little banter, as well as a good growl from time to time. We are also capable to helping each other with information and ideas as there is a wealth experience out there. You, on the other hand seem to see the forum as a dull as ditchwater, depersonalised information exchange at the level of an instruction manual. As a result, you dont fit, feel uncomfortable, certainly have no sense of humour appropriate to this style. You might wish to ask whether you could not find a more appropriate place to hang out? You may also notice that my first post on this thread was directed to mint with whom I have a happy, chatty relationship so that a little joke as to her driving skills would not have been taken amiss, though she is Welsh! And there was already plenty of good information fro her to use to solve her ikkle problem. So, what have ypu got to moan and grunt about?


+1  You missed out the word MISFIT Devil [6]

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Re: hand brake question

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Ticking over, just about.
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Re: hand brake question


Perhaps those posting on this thread and insulting me should re-read the forum code of conduct rather than make up their own versions.

Looking at the forum objectives may also be informative.

NB - "internet norms" have nothing to do with what is most read - how bizarre.








My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
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Re: hand brake question

"Perhaps those posting on this thread and insulting me should re-read the forum code of conduct rather than make up their own versions."

Insulting you? what about you insulting others for no reason at all other than having a different opinion that was genuinely given, without even mentioning you?
NickP
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Re: hand brake question

Back to the subject of Mint's handbrake.

My preference is for the handbrake lever not to come up more than about 30º when fully applied, as the force actually applied to the brake mechanism decreases as the angle increases.

If the lever comes up more than this on a 15-year-old car it could be due to:

1) The automatic cable length adjusters for rear disc brakes being jammed or stuck

2) The automatic adjusters in the drum for rear drum brakes being jammed or stuck

3) The cables being stretched beyond the limit of the adjusters

From bitter experience I know that many garage operatives (I don't dignify them with any other title) don't know how to adjust brakes correctly, let alone how brake adjusters work.

I suggest you wait and see whether your car passes its CT before you spend any more on its brakes.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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