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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:41 pm 
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EF/ELs only have two bolts holding the booster to firewall.
It'd only take one being a bit loose to really effect brake pedal feel.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:19 am 
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Well the problem seems to be fixed now :D , only thing is it cost me a new master cyclinder :(

i borrowed a vacuum type brake bleeder and bled the system, but it made no difference to the peddel length.

i managed to get a new master cyclinder for $200 and i bought some new bleeder nipples all round as well. re bled the system again and the peddle is back to normal and damn the car pulls up quick now.

thanks for all the help in trying to fix this problem


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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:49 am 
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so...the master cylinder was the problem hey? hhmmm, i might give this a go then when i get some dosh

i re tightened everything but made no difference, so you got a NEW master cylinder...where abouts from if you dont mind me asking, cos that doesnt seen to be a bad price at all?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:46 pm 
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yeah im my case it was the master cyclinder.

i will be pulling the old one apart to find out what stuffed up in it when i get some free time, as it has only been on the car for ~77000km

surprisingly i got the NEW master cyclinder from ford, gotta love trade prices :D

i will be making a brace between the strut tower and the master cyclinder soon as i saw how much it all moves when the brake peddle is pressed and there is a stupid amount of movement.

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:37 pm 
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well if you dont mind when your done could you post up a few pics of your support brace? i heard a few guys doing but still cant figure ot exactly where it would go??

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:14 pm 
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id go from the shock tower on the side to the front of the master cylinder, not sure on how to attach it tho unless you welded it or used a clamp on it

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:50 pm 
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just a word of caution guys... the brake booster is tightened to a specific nm, and if over tightened will result in a cracked booster. Had it happen in my EL which resulted in an accident!

I'll see if i can find my manual and post the torque figures...

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Here we go... didn't take long

brake booster retaining nuts.......30Nm
master cylinder retaining nuts.....30Nm
master cylinder hexagon plug.....45Nm


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