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Re: urQ: Hydraulic System Issues
A few years ago I had the brake servo (booster) from my '83 urQ rebuilt by
Sport Wheels in Glenwood Springs, CO. Usually I do this so of work my
self but the servo has a seal that can't be had from your local auto parts
shop. As I recall the price was about $225. I've had no problem (leaks)
since then. As for the steering rack I suspect you'll have the same sort
of problem finding the correct seals . . .
a bunch of 16V VW's
On Tue, 21 Jan 1997, Steven Buchholz wrote:
> I noticed that I'm getting a bit of a leak either on the steering rack or the
> brake booster on the '83 urQ. I had heard that a rebuild kit for the brake
> booster was available, but I've never confirmed it or gotten further details.
> Anyone have any experiences with rebuilding either part? I know that it will
> be tough to find a brake booster on the shelf ... what about steering racks,
> are they available rebuilt? Anyone want to hazard a guess at which is at
> fault? TIA!
> While considering the whole system last night I was thinking about la bamba.
> I think I'm going to adopt a policy of relieving the system pressure (by
> pressing the brake pedal a bunch of times) after I shut the car down ...
> especially if I think the car will be sitting for a while. This would allow
> me to check the fluid level, and I'll bet the lack of system pressure will
> give extra life from the pressure accumulator. Any thoughts on this one?
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
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