On 2014-06-20, at 09:44, via EV wrote:

>> We
>> don't use a parking brake in the winter here since the pads and shoes freeze
>> to metal parts.

As others have mentioned here, that's only a problem in changing weather. If it 
is consistently cold, the brake will not freeze.

I say this with 18 years of ski instruction experience, parking every winter 
weekend. I only had my brake freeze a couple times, when I had do drive up 
through slush into frozen country, then park the entire weekend. A bit of 
popping the clutch forward and reverse freed it.

:::: The first priority for society as a whole is to drastically reduce 
consumption of fossil fuel energy and products derived from fossil fuels. The 
key action is to curtail. That means buying less, using less, wanting less and 
wasting less. To curtail means to cut back or to downsize. Curtail reflects the 
seriousness of the current situation more than the politically acceptable word 
"conserve." -- Pat Murphy
:::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::

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