littlescrote
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Re: Fuel economy on the motorway

Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:05 am

AndyInOz wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:46 pm
Note also that a sticking parking brake can also significantly reduce fuel economy.
This ^

Not just the parking brake it's all brake calipers in general that are often seized and dragging due to lack of use and being of poor quality. Give them all a good service by stripping down and lubricating sliding surfaces etc. If a rear caliper is seized on the parking brake mechanism, very common, you will have to replace at your cost even though it is a known failure and there have been recalls because of it.

EssexBoy
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Re: Fuel economy on the motorway

Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:58 pm

littlescrote wrote:......and lubricating sliding surfaces....
But not all sliding surfaces ! :twisted:

littlescrote
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Re: Fuel economy on the motorway

Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:32 am

EssexBoy wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:58 pm
littlescrote wrote:......and lubricating sliding surfaces....
But not all sliding surfaces ! :twisted:
Yes, all sliding surfaces - NOT friction surfaces ;)

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