jake brake meaning and definition

jake brake meaning

Short for the Jacobs Engine Brake, a secondary braking system used on large deisel trucks like fire engines. Used with automatic transmissions, usually on trucks that carry a heavy load. The system uses the compression of the engine as resistance to slow the drivetrain. Beneficial because it reduces wear and overheating problems with brakes. Causes the engine to make a great deep sound that can be heard all around.

jake brake meaning

A compression release engine brake, frequently called a Jake brake or Jacobs brake, is an engine braking mechanism installed on some diesel engines. When activated, it opens exhaust valves in the cylinders, releasing the compressed air trapped in the cylinders, and slowing the vehicle.Although Jake brake properly refers to the Jacobs brand of engine brakes, the term has become a genericized trademark and is often used to refer to engine brakes or compression release engine brakes in general, especially on large vehicles or heavy equipment.They are often not allowed in to be used in towns as they create loud, clattering noises.

jake brake meaning

{jayk-brayk} noun, 1. A person that interferes and/or prevents a hit or pick-up 2. A cock-blocker (us. female)

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