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Old 07-17-2007, 04:06 PM   #15
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For those of us that have the lowly Avalanche with the Pac Brake, is it also advisable to leave the Pac Brake off while in cruise control? I know that I can reprogram the Allison to target any gear I choose when the Pac Brake is active just by using the control pad as I do this quite often while descending different grade hills.
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Hi,

I have a '98, it has the Pac Break. I've not had difficulty driving with the cruise on. It does a good job keeping the speed in check when going down hill. It makes for a smoother ride and a more consistant speed than going down hill w/o cruise. Also saves on the disc breaks.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #17
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Those that want the Jake Brake Circuit contact me a my regular email address and I'll send it to you.
I'm going to get some picture loaded also and I'll send them later.
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Nick, please send me the pictures
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Speaking of the Jake Brake mine engages intermittently. Is there special lubricant to use on the exhaust valve?
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Freightliner has a lubricant just for Pac brakes
You should be able to by it direct. It' called
PACBRACKE Exhaust Brake Maintenance Synthetic Lubricant.
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Pac Brake also sells its lubricant. And importantly there is a very small air filter on the back side of the pac brake, towards the coach rear, that often times is missing and needs to be replaced. Lubricant, a couple of drops goes into that orfice plus the other shaft points to insure it does not freeze up. I personally do it about once a year although it is recommended every 6 months. I also leave the pac brake on all the time except in mountains or in heavy rain or ice/snow so it is in operation on a regular basis. When only used occasionally lubricant needs to be done more frequently.
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