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Detroit Diesel 2 Stroke Jake Brake


Jun 8, 2022

How does a Jake Brake work on a Detroit? (video)


Why is Jake braking prohibited?

This is because Jake Brakes make a very loud noise when the compressed air is pushed out the exhaust. Because of the loud noise, several cities and towns have laws in place to prohibit the use of Jake Brakes. Engine braking is mostly regulated in residential areas that are close to interstates. via

What engines have Jake Brakes?

The company Jacob Vehicle Systems still exists today, and continues to produce Jake Brakes. They are in 100 percent of Cummins truck engines (naturally) and Detroit Diesel truck engines. via

Should you engine brake a 2 stroke? (video)


Why is freewheeling wrong?

With no drive to the wheels, there is a higher risk for the car fishtailing out of control. If you do decide to put it in gear in an emergency, freewheeling increases your reaction time as you have to shift the car into gear while doing the maneuver. via

Is an exhaust brake hard on an engine?

Exhaust brakes are not hard on engines. They will cause no issues with continual use. Some people fear this braking system might cause issues because when braking, the exhaust is blocked, and the pressure in your engine can build to 60 PSI. via

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