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dedmiston wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

But if it turns on automatically, you’ll forget to turn it off. That’s dangerous.


No it isn't. You don't forget to turn on your headlights, turn on your wipers, and roll up your windows.

There's a difference between risk and danger.


Not everybody is as reliable as you.


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Posted: 11/03/21 10:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

stickdog wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

But if it turns on automatically, you’ll forget to turn it off. That’s dangerous.


No it isn't. You don't forget to turn on your headlights, turn on your wipers, and roll up your windows.

There's a difference between risk and danger.


Not everybody is as reliable as you.

Thank you. I appreciate it.


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rhagfo wrote:

IdaD wrote:

It's actually a good idea to run it. Main exception would be on slick roads, I'd turn it off then.


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I wish there was a setting to have it activated at startup, with the ability to turn off for slick roads.


no reason they can't have it work like cruise control. Have the exhaust brake default to on, and if the ecu detects any wheel slip from rear wheels locking up disengage exhaust brake. Modern cruise controls will kick of instantly if they detect traction wheel slip.


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Posted: 11/04/21 03:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

But if it turns on automatically, you’ll forget to turn it off. That’s dangerous.


No it isn't. You don't forget to turn on your headlights, turn on your wipers, and roll up your windows.

There's a difference between risk and danger.


I don’t turn on my wipers they are rain sensing.

Headlights are auto, but only when dark, I need to fool the sensor.



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Using the exhaust brake isn’t going to hurt anything but I find the higher engine rpm of the shift points annoying when using the EB when it’s not needed so I only use mine when towing over about 15000 lbs. In my case the longest I’ve owned a pickup has been about 100k miles and at that point the brakes still had over 50% wear left. The EB is wonderful for heavy trailer towing and especially in the mountains but the rest of the time I’ve got no use for it.


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Every time I see a discussion about exhaust brakes I have to wonder if there has ever been a comparison of the whoa power of like sized diesel w EB/gas with closed throttle. (I know I nearly died the first time I expected a 855 CID Cummins without Jake to hold me back as much as 427 GMC did)
Unless it can be shown the exhaust brake ******* a lot more than the throttle plate, slick roads with it on would be no more dangerous than gas engine.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

No Idea on a Ford. On my 11 and now 15 RAM every single start I hit the Tow Haul and Exhaust Brake buttons.

I did that too thinking it helps with the longevity of the exhaust brake. My actuator went out at 90K this year.


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If you rely on the onboard computer for your fuel mileage calculations it will show lower results. For some reason when I lift my foot of the throttle when going downhill without the EB on the computed mileage goes up significantly. As high as 54 mpg when going down a good hill in overdrive. When I do it with the EB on it hardly goes up at all.
I can only see this because my tuner shows current fuel mileage.


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Are they loud Jo like the 18 wheelers. I do see signs everywhere. This from a newbie.

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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

Are they loud Jo like the 18 wheelers. I do see signs everywhere. This from a newbie.


NO, you cant hear them , the only way to know you have one engaged is feeling it slow you down......


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