The integrated design in the high pressure fuel rail allows for Jake Brake® technology without the added weight or height.
- Increased vehicle control
- Virtually silent, so it can be used wherever and whenever needed
- Design flexibility to work with virtually any engine
- Low added weight
- Reduced wear on engine, tires, wheel ends and service brake
- No additional valvetrain loading
How It Works
The bleeder brake is a simplified version of our traditional engine brakes. When the bleeder brake is turned on, a piston extends to its full stroke and stays there, holding the exhaust valve open a small, fixed distance throughout the entire four-stroke engine cycle. Since the bleeder brake only holds the exhaust valve open a fixed distance, it can be designed so that is does not put any load on the camshaft and most of the overhead components. This makes the bleeder brake an ideal technology for smaller diesel engines.
The bleeder brake must be combined with either a VGT or an exhaust brake to optimize the retarding performance. The result of this combination is retarding performance comparable to a traditional compression release engine brake with a noise level similar to an exhaust brake.