Don't know about your neck of the woods, but up here it's law that
your emergency brake has to be working. Roadside spot checks
especially in winter time often check for a working emergency brake.
If it's not, a ticket with a fine attached is the result.
Probably not the same type of salt, but our roads and sidewalks are
heavily salted in wintertime for traction. It's not uncommon for the
snow to temporarily melt away and the ground is still white from all
the salt spread on it. I've always wondered what all this road salt
does to the eco system.
On 12/14/2013 1:22 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Well, you drive on the beach which is covered by a wave of salt water
every few seconds. ;~) What does it do to the eco system? It turns it
in to a beach. LOL
Then there is the salt air. Simply stick your tongue out and you can
taste the salt.
On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 02:22:34 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Why do you think the oceans are so salty?
We lived in Vermont for fifteen years. I'm very familiar with the
whole concept of driving on salt. They use no sand because it'll
freeze solid before they can get it on the trucks. In really cold
weather, salt doesn't melt anything but it still helps traction.
Yep. I had to replace my 2001 Ranger this year, even though it hadn't
been in salt country for five years. The rear frame was so rotted out
there wasn't anything left for the leaf springs to attach to. It got
upgraded to a '14 F150. ;-)
Rust is not necessary. In cold and we weather, the cable can literally
freeze, i.e water infiltrates the cable housing far enought so that when it
turns to ice the cable sticks. Working in fleet vehicle maintenance for
the last 35 years I have seen it happen many of times. All our road
call techs and garagemen carry propane torches this time of year. BTW,
always leave them in the cab of the truck. If they're stowed in an
unheated area they may not work too well til they warm up.
Try driving your car through a puddle a few times then parking it overnight
in freezing weather with the parking brake set hard. While a particular
car may or may not have the brake freeze, the odds are that some will
under these conditions.
When the game is over, the pawn and the king are returned to the same box.
Larry W. - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar.org
I remember one winter I had to go to a meeting in the evening. It was
zero that night. The brake did not freeze but the oil in the standard
transmission became so stiff that I could not shift until I let he car
run for a while to warm the transmission.
Back in the late 80's, before the global warming fad, Houston used to
get pretty cold. I recall similar situations with my 87 Isuzu Trooper.
The temperature was "7" degrees F and that thing was a beast to drive
when it got cold.
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