New Focus handbrake - mfarrow

Just a quick question: how does the handbrake work on the new Focus with rear disks? Is it hydraulic, as I can't find a handbrake cable, though I didn't think it could be?


Mike Farrow
New Focus handbrake - Peter D
All handbrakes are mechanical as Hydualic handbrakes are not complaint due to there very nature. They can leak and fail. My old rally car ( Malcolm Wilsons ex works Escort had a hydualic hand brake for ease of use in corners but come MOT time I had to refit a cable brake system for it to pass. There was some talk about using hyraulically appied handbrake by mechanically latched for safety, but I do not know if it is in use yet. Regards Peter

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