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I was curious about the difference in regular Dot 4 brake fluid for my motorcycle and the Valvoline synthetic Dot 3 & 4 brake fluid I just came home with. After reading this thread I was happy to see I wasn't the only one with the question of was it OK to mix regular dot 4 with synthetic dot 4. Even tho this bottle does say its synthetic on the front, ...


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What you are most likely experiencing is the pull from tires when breaking on uneven surface or road with grooves from heavy vehicles. If you have rather wide, sticky, square tires, this is what it would be. Notice how water stands in sort of lines, that's where the grooves are formed from vehicles. Depending on if you are closer to the right side of the ...


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If you have worn out steering parts, these can cause your issue, worn parts cause slack in the steering, when you brake it will pull to the side which has the most slack at the time. You can test for steering slack by starting the car, leave it park, set the brake and roll down the drivers window, get out and reach inside the window and rock the steering ...


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I disagree that this is a wheel alignment issue, as the car is pulling randomly to either side - I'd expect alignment to either show no pulling, just tire wear, or to pull consistently to one side. I suggest you take the car to a mechanic you trust, and get them to check out the calipers - sounds like they may be sticking randomly. You don't say how old the ...


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Diesel-electric railroad locomotives do use regenerative braking, but they call it "dynamic braking". Also, they don't store the energy, they blow it off through resistor grids and fans at roof level. Full electric locomotives and some streetcars can generally feed the regenerated power back into the wire or third rail; this is much simpler in DC systems. ...



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