"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Vista User" <VistaRules@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>>> Take the scenario where the car is fitted with some anti theft device
>>>>> that can disable it remotely. Suppose you think the car has been
>>>>> stolen and report it and the police simply trigger the device. At 80
>>>>> MPH on the road, the thief suddenly loses the brake servo and power
>>>> If your engine quits you still have the ability to steer and brake.
>>>> Sorry but bad analogy.
>>> Incorrect. Hydraulics lose power.
>> Bull. All cars that have power steering are NOT hydraulic only. There is
>> always a mechinal linkage.
>> You can still steer your car if the power steering goes out. That is a
> No 'bull'. It's a waste of time arguing with an idiot, but read what I
> said, and what I was said before. Both steering and brakes lose hydraulic
> power after the engine cuts out. This has a massive effects on brakes
Assuming you use vacuum servos on your brake systems then no you don't lose
brakes straight away just because the engine stops.
You may only get a few full presses of the pedal but they work as normal.
If your engine stops its probably best to stop somewhere safe rather than
use up what remains of the servos vacuum before you stop.