Monday, July 14, 2008 2:44:11 PM
To Unsub: I didn't didn`t mention brake fade due to overheating of the brakes. I didn`t think I needed to but you bring up a good point. The runoff ramps on mountains are there for when drivers attempt to go down steep grades in the wrong gear and have to use their brakes too much. When they do that the brakes get too hot and fade almost completely sometimes even catching on fire. I didn`t say loss of air pressure was the only cause of brake failure just the most common.