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When parking with PDK, is it recommended to activate the electronic parking brake every time?
For those who just drive automatic (like my wife), enabling the parking brake is rarely done.
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yea, otherwise the car does that stupid 3 inch roll after u let go of the brakes. super annoying.
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That little pin in the tranny isn't really designed as a parking brake. The only time I might not use the parking brake is when it is left in your garage for a few weeks while on an extended vacation.


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That little pin in the tranny isn't really designed as a parking brake.
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So some people will tell you they never use the parking brake and never had a problem. Google PDK failures from parking or something like that. Find ONE example. Of course, not all examples will be posted. Some people don't use the internet or don't post these things.

OTH, remember PDK is sealed and not repairable. Should it break out of warranty, including labor, you are out $20k or so.

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I would use it parking on a hill or something. There aren't any hills in Florida, though.
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So some people will tell you they never use the parking brake and never had a problem. Google PDK failures from parking or something like that. Find ONE example. Of course, not all examples will be posted. Some people don't use the internet or don't post these things.



OTH, remember PDK is sealed and not repairable. Should it break out of warranty, including labor, you are out $20k or so.



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@grim , you are most likely right. Something I was taught way back in my high school days (am I mean WAY back!), reinforced by driving a friend's car who had broken the park break pin in his tranny (not a Porsche). And as one of the least lucky people on the planet, I err on the side of caution.


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I use the parking everytime in every car I've ever owned. I also use my turn signal. Once you get used to it, it's not a big deal. Then again, I buy my cars expecting to keep them for a long time.

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I also use my turn signal.
Funny you mention that. I was waiting to pull out of a parking lot into the street and waiting and waiting and half the cars DID NOT use their turn signal pulling into the parking lot.

What's wrong with them??? Sometimes you just wish a cop was sitting there.
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I'm with @Pokerhobo on all counts.

I'm addition to there not being any reason not to use it, it releases itself when it needs to. It may not save a PDK but it certainly harms nothing.
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That would be great grim but here you would have to teach the cops to use their turn signals. While you are at it maybe we can inforce the hands free law and make the police abide by that as well.


Regarding using the parking brake I use it 100% of the time. I have witnessed a parking pin shear within a transmission . I wish I could get my wife to do so when she parks on our driveway which is sloped just a simple matter of getting in a habit.
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