[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

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 . . .

'83 urQ
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
> s_buchho@kla.com
> San Jose, CA (USA)

davidder@teleport.COM  Public Access User --- Not affiliated with TECHbooks
Public Access UNIX and Internet at (503) 220-1016 (2400-14400, N81)