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Old 09-18-2018, 02:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: Brake longevity

Big trucks use engine brakes all the time. I'd like to see evidence of harm before I buy it. Perhaps it causes more pressure in the cylinders or something else but the load on the tranny should be no more in one direction than in the other. I welcome all experts to submit relevant comments. (I have total respect for Dr. A's opinion but what was stated sounds like hearsay on the subject or a somewhat related story). Besides, the German engineers make no mention of it in the books that I've noticed.

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