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Old 08-11-2000, 01:44 PM   #1
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Post can i leave my car for a week with the e-bake on??

I am takin a trip, and leaving the car home So I am wondering how I should park it:
with the e-brake on.
Or just leave it in gear.
what do u think???
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Old 08-11-2000, 01:55 PM   #2
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Just leave it in gear with the e-brake on. That should work pretty good. I really don't think it matters unless you are parking on a steap incline. I'm shure that someone will come up with a good reason not to leave it in gear or something, and make me look stupid though.

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Old 08-11-2000, 02:00 PM   #3
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I wouldn't leave my car for a week with the easy-bake oven on.... That little light bulb might cause a fire!!! (Just Joking - Saw the spelling of the title and all that popped into my head was EZ-bake oven. sorry, I'll go now......)
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:04 PM   #4
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I left the e-brake on in my Rustang for 3 weeks and it untrued my rotors. So you be the judge. Does Subaru make better rotors than Ford or is Ford's e-brake that strong?
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:07 PM   #5
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Don't use the e-brake, block your tires before you do that! if you can help it, just leave it in gear. but, again, this is my 2 cents, take it for what it's worth, i'm no mechanic!
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:07 PM   #6
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If your driveway is flat you can just leave it in gear.
If you are getting a lot of rain, or if it has been really humid, the rear drum could get pretty rusty over a week and could drag when you get back. Not a real big deal though, since it's just the e-brake. Personally, I'd just leave it in gear.
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:15 PM   #7
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You mean the rear "disc"
I think it should be ok...
 
Old 08-11-2000, 02:19 PM   #8
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So using the Emergency Brake is bad and leaving it gear should be okay? I always thought I should use the Emergency Brake. Leaving the car in gear would not allow the car to move right?
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:22 PM   #9
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Hello,

You people are wierd Here I was, thinking the question dealt with whether the parking brake cable might stretch over that time if it's kept tight enough to hold the car... As for warping rotors, no way jose! Imagine the force necessary in that tiny drum brake in the back of the scooby, inside the rear disk, to push outwards and cause the rotor to bend. I'd guess a turbo cummings diesel might have the power to pull the parking brake hard enough to accomplish that. Might.

I think the only concern is stretching of the cable... And a new parking brake cable is about $15 or so. So if using the parking brake all the time, including for 3 weeks of storage, causes the cable to be good for only 5 years instead of 10 or 15 or even 20, I think you'll be okay 5 years from now, replacing it.

Use the parking brake. Leave the car in gear or in park if it's an auto.

Joel

[edit] by the way, I've refer to it as the parking brake because it's used to hold the car when the car is parked I guess it could be the emergency brake, too, but it's much safer in an emergency to downshift, especially in our cars where doing so gives you engine brakeing at all four corners.[/edit]

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Old 08-11-2000, 02:25 PM   #10
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Left my car with e-brake only in my garage for the two weeks I was out of the state. She seems ok to me.
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:50 PM   #11
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IMO, the only time that leaving the brake on would be an issue would be in cold weather. I've had parking brake cables get iced up and not release the brake but only in cold, wet weather.
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Old 08-11-2000, 06:27 PM   #12
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thanks for the info guys,
so I am going to take the ez bake oven off (remember when homer had one in his car?? ahhahaha ) and leave the e-brake on while in gear
I just wanted to make sure i didnt do ne damage to the brakes. Thanks again
See you guys in a week or two
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Old 08-11-2000, 06:45 PM   #13
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Wait, I thought it was bad to leave your car in gear? I always park it in neutral with the e-brake set...
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Old 08-11-2000, 06:50 PM   #14
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You should always park your car in gear, it just locks up so that one tire rolls fwd and the other back, so it doesnt move, i dont know if with the subies AWD is any dif, but in most cars you should always leave it in gear, then use the E-brake if you want..leaving it in neutral w/ only the e-brake is just causing more wear on the pads/discs and the E-brake cable..
 
Old 08-11-2000, 09:41 PM   #15
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Then what the heck is the E brake is for?!
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Old 08-11-2000, 10:33 PM   #16
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i'm not so sure i prescribr to this philosophy about the e-brake. Personally i've only twice left my car in gear and that is on two rediculously steep hills where I just didn't trust only the e-brake. Those two times I used the e-brake AND kept the car in gear. To me, speaking from a purely novice level, how does leaving the car in gear equal to less wear in any way on a tranny or other parts, than leaving the e-brake on? I'd rather wear my brake pads, not my tranny (if it so does that).
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