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Unintended Retardation

Phil Payne wrote:

Can anyone here help this guy?  I seem to remember this problem being
discussed on the list not too long ago.

Yeah, last year before my trip to Canada. I had the same

It's a sticky Master Cylinder. Brake fluid heats up => brakes start to
drag => fluid heats up more => brakes bind.
The MC is not repairable on our cars, Edward, just replace it. It's $99
from Blau last time I checked.
Here's an easy test: next time the brakes bind, lean against the grill
and crack the rear brake line loose at the MC. Did the fluid squirt out
under residual pressure? Did the car roll a bit under the weight of your
leaning body as soon as the brake line was cracked loose? If the answer
is "yes" - it's the MC.
Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- nothing to declare
Philadelphia, PA