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#31 Amie07

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

Bad idea. Bad idea. Leave it in gear if you want, but do it as a back up to supplement the hand brake. Always put the handbrake on when you are parking, for sure.



I think i read something in my ford handbook thingy that said if u are leaving ur car for a long period, (im guessing they mean months rather than days though) that u should release the handbreak, this sounded pretty bizarre 2 me though, what do u reckon?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

I think i read something in my ford handbook thingy that said if u are leaving ur car for a long period, (im guessing they mean months rather than days though) that u should release the handbreak, this sounded pretty bizarre 2 me though, what do u reckon?



the rear brakes can stick to the drum if you leave the car with the hand brake on over long periods :blink:
Whilst Ford mean more than a couple of days you may find if the brakes are wet and you leave the car in a warm garage over night they may stick a little . But they will usually free up when you move the car :)

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

I just hate inconsiderate drivers.


Me too - I don't mind somebody out enjoying their car and having fun with the road. That's part of the fun of being a driver. I just hate people who are inconsiderate and dangerous. You can enjoy your car, at speed without putting other people in danger!

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:29 PM

Agree with most of the above comments.
Inconsiderate drivers= annoying
Chavs in nova's = annoying
Baldies in m3's tailgaiting = annoying
Stereotyping = annoying.

As for leaving the handbrake off, if you're leaving the car for ages just park it in first and leave the handbrake off. I trust leaving the car in gear far more than I trust the handbrake, I always park with the handbrake on and the car in gear.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:34 PM

Well been the shops skidded a few times but she done me proud apart from some nob head taxi driver up my !Removed! telling me to hurry up what a !Removed! some people don't have a clue one word THICK.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

the rear brakes can stick to the drum if you leave the car with the hand brake on over long periods :blink:
Whilst Ford mean more than a couple of days you may find if the brakes are wet and you leave the car in a warm garage over night they may stick a little . But they will usually free up when you move the car :)


Hmmm. Mine is parked is parked in snow and has been since Sunday, do you think it will be ok?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:54 PM

Hmmm. Mine is parked is parked in snow and has been since Sunday, do you think it will be ok?


If the engine has not been started scence sunday give it a little turn over for 10min that what i normally do.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:05 PM

If the engine has not been started scence sunday give it a little turn over for 10min that what i normally do.


It's more the brakes sticking than the engine not starting that I am worried about

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

Well been the shops skidded a few times but she done me proud apart from some nob head taxi driver up my !Removed! telling me to hurry up what a !Removed! some people don't have a clue one word THICK.

Damn right fiesta_lad!! FIESTA_LAD KNOWS WHERE IT IS AT!!!! GO FIESTA_LAD!!!! WOOOOO!!!!

I think I might award FOC member of the year 2010 runner up award to Fiesta_lad

It's more the brakes sticking than the engine not starting that I am worried about

I am more or less 100% certain that your brakes will be fine Bashful :)

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:28 PM

Damn right fiesta_lad!! FIESTA_LAD KNOWS WHERE IT IS AT!!!! GO FIESTA_LAD!!!! WOOOOO!!!!

I think I might award FOC member of the year 2010 runner up award to Fiesta_lad


I am more or less 100% certain that your brakes will be fine Bashful :)


Iam lost here have i missed something here jonny87 :huh:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:34 PM

Iam lost here have i missed something here jonny87 :huh:



Congratulations fiesta_lad, you have won "Second best FOC member of the year 2010" KeithC won first prize - but you were close behind

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:00 PM

Congratulations fiesta_lad, you have won "Second best FOC member of the year 2010" KeithC won first prize - but you were close behind


What did i have to do to win it. :lol:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

Damn right fiesta_lad!! FIESTA_LAD KNOWS WHERE IT IS AT!!!! GO FIESTA_LAD!!!! WOOOOO!!!!

I think I might award FOC member of the year 2010 runner up award to Fiesta_lad


I am more or less 100% certain that your brakes will be fine Bashful :)



Awwww thanks Jon

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:31 PM

Well been the shops skidded a few times but she done me proud apart from some nob head taxi driver up my !Removed! telling me to hurry up what a !Removed! some people don't have a clue one word THICK.


What make was the car, it's important for my database of urban myths.

What did i have to do to win it. :lol:


just make Jonny laugh without tickling him behind the knee.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:56 AM

Hmmm. Mine is parked is parked in snow and has been since Sunday, do you think it will be ok?


I would imaging its fine but if you’re worried why not start the car and just engage first (or second if its slippery) then reverse gear and move the car forward then back about a foot. That should give the pads chance to free up if they are starting to stick. Personally I would worry more about snow building up on the car –do you go out and clean most of it off? There can be a fair amount of weight in snow and I would at least clean it off the bonnet.

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