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Old 11-20-2010, 06:39 PM
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DIY Jake brake

so im coming home from work this week and a obs cclb was getting off the highway into an exit and i heard it! what do i need tio make my own jake brake i know banks makes the kit but is there a better do it yourself way
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:09 PM
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you need to make your EBPV work as the brake...search the 94-97 forum...should be some good directions in there...i pickup up all the radio shack parts last night for bout $15...plannin on wiring it up tomorrow...i'll let ya know how it goes when i get done
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:17 PM
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PM Jake he has done a bunch and can get ya the wiring scematics you need a relay switch and wire
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who is jake?
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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jake is a user on here. Thats his user name also
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:40 PM
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Here is a switch that would work perfect for that application. I used the exact same one but it said engine brake high/low on it. These are the top notch switches. I just didn't want some cheap chrome toggle switch for it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RV-12...#ht_1376wt_939
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:19 PM
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i plan on doing this when it warms up
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:21 AM
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its super easy to wire up a switch. i did it on my truck. youll see a small 2 wire electrical connector under the compressor housing of the turbo. i cut the connector ends off and crimped on blade connectors to the side going to the actuator. i just left the other side sit there.

i ran a wire from the battery to the actuator to make it hot at all times, and put a 20A switch in the cab to a good ground. it took maybe an hour to do everything and its wired up retty clean and can barley see it.

i love it for cold winter mornings. warm up is really quick. slowing down a big hill is fun too LOL drop er in 3rd gear flip the switch and it hauls you down pretty good without touching the brakes
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holy dead thread revival!
FYI an exhaust brake is not a "Jake Brake"
a jake brake, manufactured by jacobs industries, is an engine braking system that actuates the exhaust valve to relieve compression and gain compression.

The EBPV mod is an exhaust brake, restricting exhaust airflow.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:20 PM
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holy dead thread revival!
FYI an exhaust brake is not a "Jake Brake"
a jake brake, manufactured by jacobs industries, is an engine braking system that actuates the exhaust valve to relieve compression and gain compression.

The EBPV mod is an exhaust brake, restricting exhaust airflow.
Thanks for pointing that out. While jacobs does make both exhaust and engine brakes, a true Jake is a compression brake, not an exhaust flap.
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