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soulman

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If you take your foot of the brake BEFORE you engage the ebrake, then you're using the pawl in the transmission to hold the entire weight of the car. It wasnt designed to do that at all.

You can actually do a little experiment yourself.

Park on a slight incline, turn off the car, throw it in park or gear, and take your foot off the brake. The car will roll until you take up the play in the drivetrain, which is how you know you're stressing it!

Then do the same, this time setting the ebrake before taking your foot off the brake, and the car will not roll!
My parking lot is flat as Twiggy's chest so I don't really give a phuc because I never have a need to set the parking break. But for those who so don't release the brake before the parking brake is set. That's just common sense.
Amber Midthunder was fantastic, of course. But the brother came out of nowhere--it's literally his first acting role.
I saw her in the movie Ice Road w/Liam Neeson and thought she did a nice job with her character.
 

knuckledust3r

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i call it the smell funny lever. my neighbor drove around god knows how far with it pulled. came by and wanted me to check his brakes. he said the pedal goes down too far. he fried the brakes. he said the car smelled funny.
When I was a valet, we had to sign a waiver saying we either 100% could or 100% could not drive a stick. If there was any doubt in their mind, you'd be fired on the spot if you were in a stick shift car and you hadn't signed their waiver. Even the guy who drove a stick-shift Jeep to work every day didn't park stick shift cars.

The reason stemmed from 2 incidents from the same guy years earlier:
-He somehow managed to get a car all the way into our parking garage, smoke rolling around all the fenders, with the parking brake engaged. Because he'd forced the car to move when it didn't want to, the company had to pay to get the customer a whole new brake system.
-He jumped into some European car and somehow got it up into 5th gear rolling around the parking garage. Reverse was on the opposite side of where American cars were, so he "upshifted" from 5th gear into Reverse. Parts fell out, and the company was liable for paying for a whole new transmission.
 

armyadarkness

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When I was a valet, we had to sign a waiver saying we either 100% could or 100% could not drive a stick. If there was any doubt in their mind, you'd be fired on the spot if you were in a stick shift car and you hadn't signed their waiver. Even the guy who drove a stick-shift Jeep to work every day didn't park stick shift cars.

The reason stemmed from 2 incidents from the same guy years earlier:
-He somehow managed to get a car all the way into our parking garage, smoke rolling around all the fenders, with the parking brake engaged. Because he'd forced the car to move when it didn't want to, the company had to pay to get the customer a whole new brake system.
-He jumped into some European car and somehow got it up into 5th gear rolling around the parking garage. Reverse was on the opposite side of where American cars were, so he "upshifted" from 5th gear into Reverse. Parts fell out, and the company was liable for paying for a whole new transmission.
Not all "sticks" are alike.

You could drive a Subaru with a manual trans, every day for 20 years, and not drive my GTO.

BMW's are that way, very finicky and you have to develop a feel for the engagement
 

armyadarkness

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Mornin y’all. Coffee’s on. Let’s talk routers today. I have a crappy one from my cable company going on maybe 12 years now. I know I can do better buying my own but tech hardware is outdated so fast I’ve always hesitated. What’s the solution?
 

Jim C

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Mornin y’all. Coffee’s on. Let’s talk routers today. I have a crappy one from my cable company going on maybe 12 years now. I know I can do better buying my own but tech hardware is outdated so fast I’ve always hesitated. What’s the solution?
Find a forum where people really understand this stuff.
Just a few old grease monkeys here who still use tubes and carburetors ;) .
 

Rattfink

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Mornin y’all. Coffee’s on. Let’s talk routers today. I have a crappy one from my cable company going on maybe 12 years now. I know I can do better buying my own but tech hardware is outdated so fast I’ve always hesitated. What’s the solution?
call the cable company and tell them it's dead, they will send you a new one that should be up to date. Make sure you unplug it before you call
 
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