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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    That's true, throwing a rod could kill you if it goes through the firewall, but that is very rare, however hitting a tree at 100+ will kill you. I'll take my chances with a blown motor.
    A thrown rod will not go through the firewall. Most of it's energy is dissipated breaking through the block.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'll take my chances with a blown motor.
    She'd probably burn her lips in the process though.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Either way, we all pretty much agree turning off the car should be the last resort if neutral doesn't work. (except scarecrow)
    They recommend putting both feet on the brake and pushing as hard as you can. When you are safely off the road turn the motor off.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    A thrown rod will not go through the firewall. Most of it's energy is dissipated breaking through the block.
    Yeah I threw a rod in a car I had back in high school. I was driving down the highway when it happened. All it did was crack the block and throw oil all over the road. The engine even started back up and limped the car off the highway before it seized up.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    A thrown rod will not go through the firewall. Most of it's energy is dissipated breaking through the block.
    It happens, not fairly often but there was a kid killed not too long over here by a thrown rod. He was street racing so no telling how juiced his motor was, but.....nevertheless it is possible to fire a rod through the cab.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Try it sometime. Most cars steering wheel locks when the key is turned off.
    Only if you're stupid enough to turn it all the way back. Turn it to "Accessory", and it steers, but without the power steering boost.

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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    That is a great idea, so that way when your gas pedal is stuck, you are racing down the highway at 100 plus MPH, you can just turn off the ignition and as a result lock the steering column.
    It's amazing that a southerner doesn't know how cars work.

    But us yankees, we pay attention to our cars.

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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Either way, we all pretty much agree turning off the car should be the last resort if neutral doesn't work. (except scarecrow)
    Hello? If the throttle is stuck to the point where the brakes can't control the car, putting it in Neutral will only resolve the going to fast issue and create the Pistons Shooting Out Every Which Way Issue.

    Given that I drive a van and sit next to the engine, the Pistons Shooting Out Every Which Way Issue is kinda important.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Only if you're stupid enough to turn it all the way back. Turn it to "Accessory", and it steers, but without the power steering boost.
    My accessory is past the off position, Numbnuts. It goes acc, off, on, start. Most newer cars are like this.
    Why are you still here? You have absolutely no credibility after stating that air bags killed more people than they saved. I am still rolling on the ground after that ignorant comment.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    It's amazing that a southerner doesn't know how cars work.

    But us yankees, we pay attention to our cars.
    You really are clueless, aren't you?
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