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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:15 pm 
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Hey guys, today whilst driving i lost braking (thank f**k the roundabout was clear) i was slowing down to take the corner and my brakes suddenly went hard and did f**k all in terms of braking..now it just feels like when the car is off and u try and brake..

I went to cms and he says its most likely to be the brake booster..can anyone confirm this is the problem?

A enw booster is about $250 plus labour..


its also got a hissing noise coming from near the brake pedal, and on close inspection the master cylinder appears to be leaking (paint peeling underneith it)
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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Yep, would be a split brake booster. A_Total_tool has done 2 over recent times in his EL Ghia.

You don't need to use a new one, see if you can get a suitable one from a wreckers etc.

And then fabricate some kind of heat sheild for the booster.

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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:37 pm 
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yes brake booster

the hissing u are hearing is from the air entering the booster which is under vaccum

 

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 Post subject: Re: lost braking
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:22 pm 
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today whilst driving i lost braking (thank f**k the roundabout was clear) i was slowing down to take the corner and my brakes suddenly went hard and did f**k all in terms of braking...

Yes, when the booster goes at the wrong place and time you just have to stand on the pedal with as much force as you can. Brace against the seat, and maybe pull upwards on the steering wheel.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:19 am 
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saw you down at cms that day i was playing on my car in the back..

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:48 pm 
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green machine wrote:
saw you down at cms that day i was playing on my car in the back..


yep it ended up being the booster and was fixed the next day by cms..

sorry mate, didn't see u or your car.

I should be back there for a cam swap and a dyno run hopefully.
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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:16 pm 
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my car was in the back in the shade i was installing joe's new stg2 auto cam for him to trial run. i walked pass you a couple of times going to the drink machine inside the shop. sorry didn't know who you were at the time.

you will enjoy his cams..

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:05 pm 
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yep.. exactly the same thing happened to my brake booster late last december.. lost braking and felt like i was pushing a brick in place of the brake pedal.. stopping distance's was huge!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

 

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