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Re: Brake system warning on first start.
Colin Barfoot wrote:
> 2 out of the last 4 times I have taken the car to work lately after
> about 2
> minutes of driving the red brake system check light comes on stays
> there for
> about 1 minute then goes out and doesn't return. The second start of
> the day
> ~ 9 hours later doesn't get the alarm.
> There doesn't seem to be any relationship between steering or brake
> use and
> those systems feel normal.
> I checked the resevoir and the level was fine..~ 1/4" down from full
> but thats
> it. There doesn't seem to be any leaks either.
> So do I have a serious developing problem? Or a check function fault?
> On a note of pure driving pleasure..
> On the way to piking up my car pool this morning, on a tight twisty
> 2nd and
> third gear road with the boost staying up WOW this was fun, With the
> bypass and Schrapknell Knobben (R) at 16 psig, the H&R and turbo boge
> and the
> Dunlop SP8000 everything felt just right, instant response "springing"
> out of
> the corners whee! (and faster than my Corrado G60 with 190 BHP lowered
> Bilstein sports), I may have to let the wife take the kids in the
> more often....
> 86 5000 CD Quattro
> 311,000 km
As long as the light does not flash when you pump the brakes, your ok.
If it does, you have to replace the brake pressure accumulator, AKA the