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Old 11-16-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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e30 "Ghost Riding"

My e30 likes to ghost ride down the incline in my driveway. I park it at the top and its at the bottom in the morning.. actually i am sure its down within 15 minutes from when i park it. My ebrake does not work so I just keep it in first gear.

Well I am guessing its my compression since it is not a big grade.. But my car does not burn oil so I don't really think its my rings..

any other opinions??
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:54 PM   #2
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Depends on the inclination of your drive way. Any car will move in first gear if pushed or pulled with engough force. Fix the e brakes, thats not safe.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:25 PM   #3
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Keep a brick beside where you park. Get out and wedge it under a tire. Problem solved.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:52 PM   #4
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Bud just get the e brake fixed. Think about what would happen if some kid or someone came up the driveway and get rolled over. Don't take that risk.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:17 AM   #5
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Thats weird man, I parked my eta on crazy steep hills it never rolled.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:58 AM   #6
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Your clutch could also be slipping, but that would be noticeable when driving. I've never had a car in gear roll on me, and I've parked on some steep inclines before.
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I had a house on a hill and my e30 would roll back when parked in 1st gear without ebrake.

You guys have bad wheel bearings
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My parents driveway is pretty steep, and none of my E30's have ever rolled back, ever. I need to get into the habit of setting the ebrake tho, I usually just leave it in gear.
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