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Old 02-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Engine Brake Switch

In my 2006 TS Select, this switch has low and high. New to this, wondering when this switch low or high is to be used. Input will be appreciated
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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I leave mine on high all the time EXCEPT when the road is wet or slick. At those times it can lock the rear wheels and cause a skid. With it on high you have max engine braking for quicker, sure stops or slow downs with minimum wear on brake pads. All just my experience and opinion.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:35 AM   #3
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I use the low when the grades aren't to steep. The high on steeper grades. There are a lot of grades, by using this method, that I don't even have to use brakes. It's all a preference I think. I also use to slow down at stops but not in heavy stop and go traffic.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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Just an FYI, you can leave the brake in the on mode, set ur cruise control as normal, and the brake will engage automatically when u are coasting too fast. Normally about 4-6 mph higher than what cruise is set for
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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Thank's for the input on engine brake, has helped me to understand
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I leave my brake selection on low as most of the time when off the throttle I don't want a major brake effect. When comming to a stop I will switch it to high at the end on the braking for a stop. When going down grades I let the coach slow at the top and set the cruise control to a little under the speed I want to maintain on the down grade. I then adjust the brake to either high or low depending upon the grade steepness, especially if it gains speed on the low setting . The air brake works great in combination with the using of the cruise control to keep the speed down to the level desired.
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Originally Posted by drwyatt View Post
I leave my brake selection on low as most of the time when off the throttle I don't want a major brake effect...
I agree. I leave it on low most of the time, only kicking it up to high on steep grades. If left on high every time you take your foot off the accelerator it immediately makes a moderately aggressive attempt at braking.
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