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Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by SRE, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. SRE

    SRE Senior Member

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    Sitting here reading a couple of threads the other day, I saw mention of the SBC "Hold" function. It sounded useful but I could find no mention of it in my Owners Manual so this morning on my commute into town I stopped at a set of lights and gave the brake pedal a quick stab and up popped a message on the dash... SBC [H]. No need to keep my foot on the brake, no creep and it disappeared when I pulled away :D. Not indispensable and I could probably do the same with the parking brake (although I'm not sure it is powerful enough to prevent the creep) but a simple and effective function that will be very useful on the days I use the car for my daily commute.

    I've had the car 4 months and I am still finding clever features :p
     
  2. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Miss that on my old 211, think a lot of the new models have it now, great toy.......
     
  3. Frosty149

    Frosty149 Senior Member

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    Like you I only found it after spotting a thread, mine seems to be more easily applied, the more I use it too?
     
  4. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    The newer hold function is even easier , you’re right!
     
  5. flowrider99

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    SBC also has a function that keeps the brakes dry when it is raining. It is activated when the windscreen wipers are on and, with short unnoticeable brake pulses, keeps the brake discs dry.
     
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    OMG :shock:
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Brake Hold
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    Are my absolute must haves for a car (although the clk doesn't have brake hold, it does have "no" roof :D, and it's really Mrs W's car )
     
  8. daibevan

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    So I no longer need to dry my brakes after going through standing water? As long as its raining.:)
    Who would have thought of this? I think it's great.
     
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    Does this work on all SBC fitted Merc's?
     
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    Surely the pads are always touching the discs...and drying them?
     
  11. Xtractorfan

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    The old wet brakes thing used to apply to drum brakes where the water would lie in the drum and play havoc with emergency stops if they ever were needed. SBC does this but mainly to ensure that pads are in the optimum position for emergency braking.
     
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