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Author Topic: Brake apply pressures-Service versus spring?  (Read 349 times)
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« on: July 13, 2013, 01:55:12 PM »

Does a full service brake application deliver full system pressure to the diaphrams?

What about the spring brake?  I would guess that it would equate to the pressure that it begins to release, which would be what__40-50 psi?

Some time ago, I read a good article about brakes that was written by RJL.  I can't find it.  RJ, is it still available?  Link?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 02:50:30 PM »

A normal spring brake application is about equal to 60 psi.  If your brake system is working properly a full brake application at the pedal should send 100% of available air pressure to the chambers.

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