Parking brake ???

DAVE HULL KR

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Was told today that it doesn't harm your parking brake if you activate it from time to time while driving at slow speed, he said it makes it work better ! any truth in this or am i being wound up.
 

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Cast iron will rust just through being in the open air, when I am driving along if my parking brake is seldom used, then I apply it lightly when driving just to clean it up, just for a few seconds a few times a year
 

Alex M Grieve

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Cast iron will rust just through being in the open air, when I am driving along if my parking brake is seldom used, then I apply it lightly when driving just to clean it up, just for a few seconds a few times a year

And I still can't keep up with you!
 

teddycatkin

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Hi Dave ---not a wind up at all--it cleans off the shoes and gives a better grip-always a goog idea after having new pads fitted ( Handbrake shoes on most mercedes are independant of the rear brake pads-so I assume yours will be)
 

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I agree with Malcolm, sometimes just apply the handbrake whilst slowing down to clean the rust away, worth doing as the handbrake test at MOT could be a fail.

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