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Does engine braking cause damage?

Will engine braking harm my vehicle? Yes! Drivers with manual transmission vehicles often use engine braking to slow down instead of using the vehicle’s brakes. They’ve been doing it for decades so they’re incredulous when you tell them it’s WRONG. Here’s how engine braking is bad for your car. Engine braking pulls engine oil into the cylinders Manifold vacuum increases every time you take your foot off the accelerator. In fact, it’s at its peak when the throttle plate is fully closed. That’s when a gas engine encounters maximum pumping … Read More

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