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View Poll Results: Is the BA handbrake acceptable?
Yes in normal operation 14 42.42%
No in normal operation 9 27.27%
No in abnormal operation (handbrake turns!) 2 6.06%
What's a handbrake? 8 24.24%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-04, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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roll Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

Rolling rapidly backwards down the driveway last night while pulling hard on the handbrake lever, I wondered: do they 'All Do That'?

Each time my handbrake is adjusted I get maybe 1000kms before it is so far out of adjustment as to be useless.

So to the question;

Do you find the handbrake in your BA acceptable?

Well, do you?


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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-04, 06:18 PM
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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

IRS fitted cars all have the same problem when it comes to handbrakes, go buy a Holden and you'll have the same problem..

Although i haven't had any issues with my new one with 3,000 kms on it, nor has our 40,000 km old car. But then again I'm pretty careful in how i apply it without pulling it on too hard (thats what stuffs them).
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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

I found the same problem in the AU.

Go hard or go home!

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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

What I tend to do these days is also leave the car in gear on the hill.

Front of the car pointing up the hill (potentially rolling backwards) leave it in first
Front of the car pointing down the hill (roll forwards) leave it in reverse.

Also pull the handbrake on.

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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

Dont worry the AU are the same "crap"

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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

You mean they actually have a handbrake? I thought the thing between the seats was a replacement phallic symbol of some sort.

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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

my ba is fine so far and has almost 11000 kms on it, buit i admit i dont park on many hills. Although i always use the handbrake.

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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-23-04, 03:06 AM
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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

Stop complaining, at least yours is on the FLOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

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What I tend to do these days is also leave the car in gear on the hill.

Front of the car pointing up the hill (potentially rolling backwards) leave it in first
Front of the car pointing down the hill (roll forwards) leave it in reverse.

Also pull the handbrake on.
Forward or reverse it doesn't matter, when the engine aint running the compression lock will stop it from rolling anywhere.

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Re: Handbrake (BA = Bugger All?)

i must have a good one then. mine has 22000 on the clock and the handbrake works fine. i park it on a steep drive every few days and there hasn't been any problems. mine must have been installed on payday when everyone was happy...
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