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andy1canada
Posted 2018-05-13 10:26 AM (#5532)
Subject: AFCO Hydrolic Brake Lock...


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Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Howdy,

Stumbled on this and am thinking its the way I'm going.

I say this with one caveat: I'm not endorsing/suggesting this as a replacement for a proper park brake; neither does the manufacturer.

http://www.abcodistributors.ca/

These are designed for heavier vehicles and I will justify using it for the following reasons:

- I keep my brakes in top shape; important, as this unit works only as good as your brakes.

- I do not park on grades (unless it's an emergency) and regardless, even if there's the slightest grade, I will set the brake-lock then chock the wheels.

- with an eye ahead to my Cummins conversion, less length in the drive-line is more.

Got a line (Cr. List) on one NIB for $100 CAD ask.

Terry
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Edited by andy1canada 2018-05-13 10:26 AM
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byegorge
Posted 2018-05-13 2:33 PM (#5533 - in reply to #5532)
Subject: Re: AFCO Hydrolic Brake Lock...


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Location: Olympia, Washington
Terry:

It says not to use silicone fluid.

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andy1canada
Posted 2018-05-13 3:50 PM (#5534 - in reply to #5532)
Subject: Re: AFCO Hydrolic Brake Lock...


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Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Not to worry George, I run premium Canadian Rye whiskey in my brake lines!

Terry
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LCAC_Man
Posted 2018-05-13 9:30 PM (#5535 - in reply to #5534)
Subject: Re: AFCO Hydrolic Brake Lock...


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Location: Oceanside, CA
I've seen a lot of the manual versions on off road rigs...they work well. The older electric ones draw a good bit of power and have been know to drain batteries. The newer electric ones I've heard are normally closed and use power to open them...I haven't looked at it in any detail though. Mico makes a lot of versions of this as well..


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byegorge
Posted 2018-05-13 9:48 PM (#5536 - in reply to #5532)
Subject: Re: AFCO Hydrolic Brake Lock...


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Location: Olympia, Washington
Len:

From my reading they hit the switch to set and to release with no current draw when set or off. It must use the contained pressure to 'hold' the block in place.
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LCAC_Man
Posted 2018-05-14 6:46 AM (#5537 - in reply to #5536)
Subject: Re: AFCO Hydrolic Brake Lock...


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Location: Oceanside, CA
That may be it then, it's been years since I looked into them, I ended up building a transfer case yoke mounted mechanical disc brake set up for my jeep rather than going with a hydraulic lock.
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