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Old 14th June 2018, 04:16 AM
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I agree, although I do recall someone saying "brakes are cheaper and easier to replace than gearboxes" ;-)
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Old 14th June 2018, 04:29 AM
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I agree, although I do recall someone saying "brakes are cheaper and easier to replace than gearboxes" ;-)

All depends on the situation and how quickly you need to decelerate.
Use gear/engine breaking whenever practical, save the brake pedal for when it's needed.

Using the gears to brake suddenly is a silly idea and could well cause a lot of damage.
Repeatably using the brakes when it's not really needed can also lead to them overheating (e.g. when continuous braking when going down a long hill)


That's what I've always thought anyway.
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I got the same distance on the gearbox and it was fine. I had to replace the clutch only because the dual mass flywheel failed and I converted to single mass. I know a lot of auto boxes that fail a long way before 250,000 kms. What I do do though is to anticipate conditions ahead.
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