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brake fail in car

Downshift to slow the car down and use the parking brake (though it will cause rear wheel skids at high speeds, something not for novices, use it to come to a full stop when you are already slowed down).

If you drive a standard then you should have experience with downshifting, if you drive an automatic then practice it, dropping 1-2 gears at a time.
Not good for the engine long term to use excessively but in an emergency situation it can save your life.

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It really scares me when the majority trust what the government and MSM tell them.
Thumbs Up Yep ….. simply amazing how stupid the majority has become.
Ive always considered myself a good judge of people……. thats why I dont like them.

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Coscar wrote:
Rexlion wrote:
It really scares me when the majority trust what the government and MSM tell them.
Thumbs Up Yep ….. simply amazing how stupid the majority has become.
Ive always considered myself a good judge of people……. thats why I dont like them.

I agree but for opposite reasons. The fringe media has become the MSM.
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pennzy wrote:
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Rexlion wrote:
It really scares me when the majority trust what the government and MSM tell them.
Thumbs Up Yep ….. simply amazing how stupid the majority has become. Ive always considered myself a good judge of people……. thats why I dont like them.
I agree but for opposite reasons. The fringe media has become the MSM.

……. and still the subjective ‘majority’ continues to ignore ‘The fringe’ when it reports objectively…… go figure Beer Facepalm Beer Beer

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Rexlion wrote:
It really scares me when the majority trust what the government and MSM tell them.
Thumbs Up Yep ….. simply amazing how stupid the majority has become. Ive always considered myself a good judge of people……. thats why I dont like them.
I agree but for opposite reasons. The fringe media has become the MSM.

……. and still the subjective ‘majority’ continues to ignore ‘The fringe’ when it reports objectively…… go figure Beer Facepalm Beer Beer


“objectively” is the key word.
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I agree….. with both of you

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Bort wrote:
wle wrote:
brake fail in car

Downshift to slow the car down and use the parking brake (though it will cause rear wheel skids at high speeds, something not for novices, use it to come to a full stop when you are already slowed down).

If you drive a standard then you should have experience with downshifting, if you drive an automatic then practice it, dropping 1-2 gears at a time.
Not good for the engine long term to use excessively but in an emergency situation it can save your life.

Except for CVTs, useless with engine braking they just wait for computer input and over rev lol.

Could end out like this.

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Ohhh, scary dolls kinda freak me out too. Yeah innocent and fun for tiny tots but man do some of them look creepy!surprised

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Rexlion wrote:
It really scares me when the majority trust what the government and MSM tell them.

 

That reminds me of someone who was interviewed after a natural disaster. They said the scariest thing was when a person showed up and said "I'm from the government and I'm here to help".

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
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wle wrote:
brake fail in car

Downshift to slow the car down and use the parking brake (though it will cause rear wheel skids at high speeds, something not for novices, use it to come to a full stop when you are already slowed down).

If you drive a standard then you should have experience with downshifting, if you drive an automatic then practice it, dropping 1-2 gears at a time.
Not good for the engine long term to use excessively but in an emergency situation it can save your life.

Except for CVTs, useless with engine braking they just wait for computer input and over rev lol.

Could end out like this.


Thats an exceptional case, a highly modified car that had a failure due to one of its modifications.

Though interesting that downshifting did nothing (plus proving its not a CVT), if a brake fire instantly burned the valves leading to no engine compression thats even more unusual. Even igniting a fuel line should not have killed engine compression that quickly.
Plus there should be two systems, one front one rear brakes. And the e-brake should have worked assuming its a cable on the rear wheels like most cars. But being an Audi it could be a lock on the front wheels and not cabled hence disabled.

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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brake fail in car

Finals my last year as an undergrad. Got in the car and no brakes. – I was still in the driveway so nothing terrible happened.

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Bort wrote:
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Bort wrote:
wle wrote:
brake fail in car

Downshift to slow the car down and use the parking brake (though it will cause rear wheel skids at high speeds, something not for novices, use it to come to a full stop when you are already slowed down).

If you drive a standard then you should have experience with downshifting, if you drive an automatic then practice it, dropping 1-2 gears at a time.
Not good for the engine long term to use excessively but in an emergency situation it can save your life.

Except for CVTs, useless with engine braking they just wait for computer input and over rev lol.

Could end out like this.


Thats an exceptional case, a highly modified car that had a failure due to one of its modifications.

Though interesting that downshifting did nothing (plus proving its not a CVT), if a brake fire instantly burned the valves leading to no engine compression thats even more unusual. Even igniting a fuel line should not have killed engine compression that quickly.
Plus there should be two systems, one front one rear brakes. And the e-brake should have worked assuming its a cable on the rear wheels like most cars. But being an Audi it could be a lock on the front wheels and not cabled hence disabled.

The Audi would be worse i think its a DCT but with how much power its running it could be a racing box and yea most likely an actual ebrake (electric park brake) another junk feature lol. Its also 4wd which should slow the car down faster but most likely blew the box and the car just free rolled..

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Bort wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Bort wrote:
wle wrote:
brake fail in car

Downshift to slow the car down and use the parking brake (though it will cause rear wheel skids at high speeds, something not for novices, use it to come to a full stop when you are already slowed down).

If you drive a standard then you should have experience with downshifting, if you drive an automatic then practice it, dropping 1-2 gears at a time.
Not good for the engine long term to use excessively but in an emergency situation it can save your life.

Except for CVTs, useless with engine braking they just wait for computer input and over rev lol.

Could end out like this.


Thats an exceptional case, a highly modified car that had a failure due to one of its modifications.

Though interesting that downshifting did nothing (plus proving its not a CVT), if a brake fire instantly burned the valves leading to no engine compression thats even more unusual. Even igniting a fuel line should not have killed engine compression that quickly.
Plus there should be two systems, one front one rear brakes. And the e-brake should have worked assuming its a cable on the rear wheels like most cars. But being an Audi it could be a lock on the front wheels and not cabled hence disabled.

The Audi would be worse i think its a DCT but with how much power its running it could be a racing box and yea most likely an actual ebrake (electric park brake) another junk feature lol. Its also 4wd which should slow the car down faster but most likely blew the box and the car just free rolled..


The lesson here is don’t push the limits because then your pushing fate as well.
My car is stock and has done great by me for 15 years and i hope 5-10 more.
Still on the original clutch.

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Sorry to hear that. Hope things work out for you. Good luck.

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Dying from the cancer or related problems I’m dealing with before I’m able to complete arrangements for my mother’s care after I’m gone. I’m currently lying in a hospital bed after suffering a nephrostomy tube blockage recovering from the resulting kidney damage and waiting for another unit of blood – the third since being admitted on 10/10.

My prayers are with you. Get healthy soon.

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Dying from the cancer or related problems I’m dealing with before I’m able to complete arrangements for my mother’s care after I’m gone. I’m currently lying in a hospital bed after suffering a nephrostomy tube blockage recovering from the resulting kidney damage and waiting for another unit of blood – the third since being admitted on 10/10.

Sorry to hear of your issues tekwzrd. Thoughts and prayers your way buddy. Any health tips you’ve learned or that you think we could benefit from that you’d care to pass on to us?

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tekwyzrd wrote:
Dying from the cancer or related problems I’m dealing with before I’m able to complete arrangements for my mother’s care after I’m gone. I’m currently lying in a hospital bed after suffering a nephrostomy tube blockage recovering from the resulting kidney damage and waiting for another unit of blood – the third since being admitted on 10/10.

Sorry to hear of your issues tekwzrd. Thoughts and prayers your way buddy. Any health tips you’ve learned or that you think we could benefit from that you’d care to pass on to us?

Still trying to get past the first hurdle – approval of the pet scan. Three requests and three denials by insurance. The bladder cancer is bad enough but the inguinal hernia and hydrocele they want to do surgery for at the same time as the eventual bladder surgery are unbearable. Anything over 5 minutes on my feet and the hydrocele becomes very painful. Sitting is almost as bad. The urologist said it’s the biggest hydrocele he’s ever seen.

If I do come up with any tips or ways to help cope I’ll pass them on. 4:05 am and awake waiting for 4:30 pain meds.

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Pick your poison:

 

  • Dying unmarried & leaving behind grieving parents without anyone to support them
  • Your offspring turns out to be an unbearable manchild that exists only to ruin your retirement life looking after them
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rngwn wrote:

Pick your poison:


 



  • Dying unmarried & leaving behind grieving parents without anyone to support them

  • Your offspring turns out to be an unbearable manchild that exists only to ruin your retirement life looking after them


Nobody just “turns out to be” an unbearable manchild. It’s all about upbringing.

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tekwyzrd wrote:
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tekwyzrd wrote:
Dying from the cancer or related problems I’m dealing with before I’m able to complete arrangements for my mother’s care after I’m gone. I’m currently lying in a hospital bed after suffering a nephrostomy tube blockage recovering from the resulting kidney damage and waiting for another unit of blood – the third since being admitted on 10/10.

Sorry to hear of your issues tekwzrd. Thoughts and prayers your way buddy. Any health tips you’ve learned or that you think we could benefit from that you’d care to pass on to us?

Still trying to get past the first hurdle – approval of the pet scan. Three requests and three denials by insurance. The bladder cancer is bad enough but the inguinal hernia and hydrocele they want to do surgery for at the same time as the eventual bladder surgery are unbearable. Anything over 5 minutes on my feet and the hydrocele becomes very painful. Sitting is almost as bad. The urologist said it’s the biggest hydrocele he’s ever seen.

If I do come up with any tips or ways to help cope I’ll pass them on. 4:05 am and awake waiting for 4:30 pain meds.

A hydrocele, wow, that sounds really nuts! (I hope I made you chuckle) Wink

Now that you mention all of that, the thought of living with severe pain scares me a lot. Dying, meh, no big deal. But I’m a big wuss about pain.

May your pain med doses always be efficacious.

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