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      10-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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What to do about automatic parking brake for DCT at track?

I have been told not to use the parking brake at the track after running the car. My question is on my DCT car if I turn it off the brake automatically comes on. What should I do? Park the car on a level surface and leave it running?

Is there a way to over-ride the automatic parking brake?
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      10-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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It's not a parking brake. It's and engine/flywheel lock.

The parking brake/ebreak is separate and manually activiated. Just turn the car off it will go into park. Don't pull the parking brake.
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      10-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #3
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Automatic Brake?

So you are saying when the car automatically goes into P none of the actual brakes are touching the rotors?
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      10-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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So you are saying when the car automatically goes into P none of the actual brakes are touching the rotors?
that's correct. Parking brake is manually operated. Going into P is fine.

I actually use wheel chocks to keep the car from moving when I want the car to idle for a few minutes to cool off while in neutral.
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      10-15-2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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No brakes are applied when in P
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