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Old 04-11-2002, 07:52 PM
Jeff72_220d Jeff72_220d is offline
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That sounds like many of the drivers that I see in So. California.

(1) They don't know enough to leave sufficient room between cars, so that they have to keep using their brakes.
(2) They don't use a lower gear to go down hills.
(3) They drive with both feet on the pedals; one on the gas and one on the brake pedal (usually while talking on a cell phone).

Mercedes brake pads are fairly soft, so that they can wear out fairly quickly if you do most of the above. On e other hand, if you drive with a little inteligence, they can last several times 12,000 miles.
Jeff Naumann
Torrance, California
1972 220D 138k miles (sold)
1982 300SD 263k miles
1989 BMW 750iL 183k miles
1993 Dodge D250 Cummins 5.9 202k Miles
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