Telma retarders.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Sitting her in Benidorm last week I finally got round to checking through the comprehensive service records from the bus. I thought it strange why there was no mention of brake pad replacement and with over 230000 on the clock I thought it best to have a look. Plenty of life left in them thanks to the 4 stage Telma retarder. Why dont all manufacturers of larger motorhomes fit these things.
     
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    Had to learn about those at college when I was an Apprentice. Never needed the knowledge, working in the car side if the industry. Can't remember the technology now as it was 44 years ago.
     
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    Probably cost - you can buy a lot of pads (and discs) for the price of a Telma.(y)
     
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    I did not think you could get one that small
    One of the finest pieces of kit ever designed
     
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    Now an option on the IVECO chassis, certainly the 70c not sure about all.
     
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    Fits in the prop shaft so RWD only, creates a braking force by eddy currents generating electricity (which is lost as heat).

    Safety feature for trucks and busses.

    Don't know the option price on the IVECO.
     
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    Could have been very usefull on our recent trip around the black forrest, that or a Jake Brake.

    Eric
     
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    would of thought a exhaust brake (jake brake) would be a cheaper option to fit than a telma not quite as good as the telma
     

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