hybrid: Motorstaubremse/Dekompressionsbremse?


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Hi, I know we have some automotive experts here, so thought I'd try asking this. I have this phrase "eine Mischform aus einer Motorstaubremse und einer Dekompressionsbremse, die insbesondere auch als EVB (= Exhaust-Valve-Brake) bezeichnet wird."

I suspect that a Motorstaubremse is an "exhaust brake", but what I'm not clear about from the syntax is whether the "die" refers back simply to the Dekompressionsbremse, or to the Mischform. I think it's probably the latter, but is there anyone here with the automotive knowledge to confirm whether an EVB is a combination of the two brake types, or just a decompression brake?

Thanks in anticipation ...

Edit: just to say, this is my 2000th post, and I nearly didn't spot it!
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  • A "Motorstaubremse" or colloquial "Motorbremse" is an "engine braking" or "exhaust brake"

    Die Bremsenergie des Motors kann weiter verbessert werden, indem man Motorstaubremse und Dekompressionsbremse kombiniert (z. B. EVB/Exhaust Valve Brake).

    So, "die" refers to "die Mischform"

    P.S.: Congrats to your 2000th post. :)
    MAN's EVB-System is indeed a combination of a traditional "Motorstaubremse" and a "Dekompressionsbremse". Hence, I would agree with your interpretation that "die" refers back to "Mischform".

    EDIT: And Frank was quicker.:)
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    Brilliant, thank you both. Oddly enough, I'd been on both the English and German Wikipedia pages, but not spotted that bit about the combination brake. And I'd suspected that MAN were involved, but some of the reference material I had was from another manufacturer, so I didn't realise that it was a reference to a specific manufacturer's system. NOR did I remember that MAN also have an Austrian branch - I'd looked on their German website with no luck - and that the Austrian website doesn't go in for an English version :(.
    I didn't find it on the German site either (a link I found was dead). It is probably not new enough any more to be advertized. The Austrian site still had it; I guess because it was developed in Styr.