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2020/04/09 14:26:04 (permalink)

Brake seizure from non use

Just thinking ahead, because of Lockdown and the fact I've just had another 2nd heart Op since March 17th,. Is it wise if parked on a secure flat surface to leave the handbrake OFF to prefect pads sticking to the discs and causing damage ? 

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Re: Brake seizure from non use 2020/04/09 14:52:17 (permalink)
The simple answer is Yes, also think about you battery lots of recent threads on the forum about battery conditioners. Also if its in a garage think about leaving the boot lid open in case you need access to battery etc.
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Re: Brake seizure from non use 2020/04/09 14:57:56 (permalink)
Thanks Andy, that confirmed my thoughts, I did follow the Battery thread, in fact I purchased a Solar Panel + Controller for that very reason knowing I couldn't drive for a while. I don't have a garage or access to mains power supply so went the Solar route. So far so good.
Cheers Simon

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Re: Brake seizure from non use 2020/04/09 19:00:18 (permalink)
Perhaps you could leave it in gear to stop the car rolling?
 
I guess there’s a possibility that the clutch could stick engaged too? Sometimes you can unstick a seized clutch by starting the car in gear, make sure you choose a gear that won’t drive the car into something solid!

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Re: Brake seizure from non use 2020/04/09 19:19:52 (permalink)
Cars parked outside for extended periods can suffer from corrosion of the brake discs.......I'm talking iron discs here.
 
The most vulnerable surfaces are the inner faces of the iron discs. These are shielded and can harbour moisture for longer than the exposed outer faces.
 
Pitting of the disc surface can lead to MOT failures.
 
The best way to combat this corrosion is to always dry the bakes after washing the car by taking a short drive, and if safe to do so, applying the brakes to generate some heat in both the front and rear discs.
 
Try to give the car a run every week if parked outside. I know this is difficult under the present lockdown, but we all need to go shopping for food once a week. Take the Porsche, give it run and put some heat into the brakes.
 
It's at times like these that PCCB scores another point.....
 
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Re: Brake seizure from non use 2020/04/09 19:30:18 (permalink)
AndrewT
Perhaps you could leave it in gear to stop the car rolling?
 
I guess there’s a possibility that the clutch could stick engaged too? Sometimes you can unstick a seized clutch by starting the car in gear, make sure you choose a gear that won’t drive the car into something solid!


I forgot to mention it's PDK, Can't drive at all due to heart Op.

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