Jacob's brake

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Brookshire36, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    Did your cruise work previously?
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    We’re not allowed to say ‘retarder’ anymore. :)
     
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  4. kranky1

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    Call them BrakeSavers instead. You’ll only get a blank look and you won’t be charged with a hate crime.
     
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  5. okiedokie

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  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Just angry looks from mechanics when they see you used the completely wrong term for what youre refering to
     
  7. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    What that other post was referring to had nothing to do with slowing anything down. But anyways. Compression brakes, stalled fluid, dynamic and exhaust brakes are all retarders.
     
  8. Catmando

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    But you need to be gender specific .. when using a certain term... because with CAT .. there is a Brake Saver and also a engine " re..tarder"
    Cummins is engine compression brake a/k/a Jake brake
    And Diptroit.. it's just referenced as throwing out the anchor
     
  9. LameMule

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    I've seen low or contaminated oil make the jakes quit working. Also clutch switch stuck or throttle switch loose or backed out. Popped fuse is fairly common on some. It's a really simple system, check for power, pull covers and press on a solenoid watch for oil!
     
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  10. kranky1

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    You forgot the noisemaker. Dynatard. That was probably the only thing more useless than a Jake on a Cat.
     
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  11. Catmando

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    I did didn't I... how could I have ever forgotten that
    Thank's for brining that to my attention
     
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