How does an exhaust brake work?
If you own a diesel you know that when you take your foot off the throttle, your diesel virtually free wheels. Add a 6 - 8 percent grade hill to the equation and the result is overheating brakes, brake fade and a good chance of a runaway.
An exhaust exhaust brake turns your engine into an air compressor, which absorbs energy and the resulting retarding effect slows the engine and vehicle quickly.
Installing an exhaust Exhaust Brake not only provides safer braking, it can also save you money. Reduced maintenance costs on your service brakes is a significant direct cost saving. If you use an exhaust brake all the time, as it was designed to be used, you use your service brakes considerably less. This means that the pads, shoes, rotors and drums last longer and you save money.
Do a GOOGLE!The Jacobs Exhaust Brake® is a device that mounts in the exhaust system of the vehicle, and restricts exhaust flow when activated. It is virtually silent when in operation, and provides retarding power that is proportional to engine RPM. (Always stay within engine manufacturers recommendations). It is typically used on class 2 through 7 (medium duty) vehicles.
The Jacobs Exhaust Brake is a supplementary braking system used to help slow your vehicle. This slowing power is achieved by restricting the flow of exhaust gasses and increasing back pressure inside the engine. This increased back pressure creates resistance against the pistons in your engine, slowing the crankshaft's rotation and ultimately helping to slow your vehicle.
Exhaust brake is a valve in the exhaust manifold that when activated creates back pressure which slows the vehicle. The Jacobs engine brake (Jake brake) has solenoids that control oil pressure operated valves which change the exhaust valve timing to basically turn the engine into a big air compressor there by slowing the truck. :gr_patrioMicaiahfied said:Sometimes i start reading a thread and and everyone if disscussing the best type of something to use.... i find myself wondering what some of them even are! lol if someone could just explain what it is really quick i'd appreciate it.