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Re: "Out Of Fuel" warning lamp...progress, I think...
> Looks like typical symptoms of a dead bomb. To test it:
> 1) Start the car and let it idle for 30 seconds.
> 2) Turn off the engine
> 3) Begin pumping the brake pedal. Count how many times can you depress
> the pedal before you lose the assist (when you lose the assist, the
> pedal travel will decrease and it will feel hard).
> New bomb allows more than 30 times.
> 10-30 times means the bomb still works
> Less than 10 times means it will fail soon
> Pedal hard right after switching the engine off: bomb is dead.
Did it. I assume pushing in something like an inch before hitting
hard means my bomb is dead. :( With the engine on I pushed the
pedal as far as I could. At the bottom of the travel, right through
my CATS I could feel the hideous shudder. Drat. And Darn, too.
So it seems my baby has blown its bomb. Would this be the cause of the
low pressure warning signal I am getting? There are no sensors
connected to this thing, right?
Okay, so if this has to be a replacement job, just where exactly or
what exactly is this thing? Is this the brake pressure regulator that
is connected to the rear axle via a spring? Haynes indicate a
procedure for resetting it, but it requires measuring equipment.
Am I thinking of the proper thing?
Thanks for the help. :)
> Also with the engine running try depressing the pedal really hard. If
> you get the warning signal and you feel the pedal pulsing, the bomb is
> Could be a leaking servo, too.
> Aleksander Mierzwa
> Warsaw, Poland
> 87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
> 88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
> 91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gerard [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 8:36 AM
> > To: quattro list
> > Subject: Re: "Out Of Fuel" warning lamp...progress, I think...
> > [...]
> > New problem. Last week when I flipped at the switches to the on
> > position
> > and put the cluster back. I started the car and immediately I started
> > getting the "low pressure in hydraulic system symbol". This is related
> > to my previous posts about "brake warning" signal which would come on
> > at about 120-130km/h without me having to touch the brakes. The roads
> > I would be travelling on would be fairly bumpy side-roads so the
> > steering would be in motion a lot of the time. Now this signal started
> > coming on when I started the car. Since last week the signal has
> > settled a bit and only comes on after I pulled off. After I reset
> > those
> > dip switches yesterday I was hoping the signal would go away and I'd
> > be back to my "out of fuel" signal. But the "out of fuel" signal seems
> > to be fixed, I now get the symbol associated with the "low hydraulic
> > pressure". I took the vehicle to a local shop, they can only check
> > the braking system, not the complete hydraulic system. No visual
> > problems. We put the car on a brake tester. I got about 3.6KN of
> > braking force which the guys told me was very good. My handbrake
> > though
> > failed the test at a mere 15% efficiency. :) This signal could
> > either mean low hydraulic pressure because of the brakes or because
> > of the power steering. They run off the same reservoir. How do I
> > determine which one is faulty?
> > [...]
> > G.
> > --
> > "a thousand miles from here, there is another person smiling"
> > 1990 Turbo (200T)
> > name : gerard van vught
> > tel : +27-57-912 2658 (w) / 082 923 9609 (cell)
> > url : http://www.acenet.co.za/homepages/gerard/
> > e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
> > firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
"a thousand miles from here, there is another person smiling"
1990 Turbo (200T)
name : gerard van vught
tel : +27-57-912 2658 (w) / 082 923 9609 (cell)
url : http://www.acenet.co.za/homepages/gerard/
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com