Jacob's brake

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  1. lester

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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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    Auxiliary Brake Systems
     
  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

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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. Last Call

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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. Last Call

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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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