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Subject: Did the Bomb Test - FAILED

Fourkguy@aol.com writes:
The education I have received from reading this list has mandated that I
perform a test of my BOMB. After shutting the engine and applying my brake on
many occurrences, I have come to the conclusion that I can expect 3-4
depressions until the accumulator is empty. Thus_a_failure!?

I do not experience braking problems and would not have discovered this
deficiency were it not for my good friends on the QLIST. My question, then is
how much is the R/R gonna cost me and what improvements/ changes should I look
forward to after R/R.
Jeff:  Based on your email name, you have a 4000, and thus don't have a bomb.
You have vacuum assist for your brakes (on a 5-cylinder car, you've also got
an auxiliary vacuum pump run off the camshaft to provide more vacuum and thus
more consistend brake assistance).  I wouldn't expect too many brake
applications, engine off, before you use up the assist and get a "hard pedal".
Bombs are used on turbo cars, in general, because they don't have consistent
sources for vacuum, etc.
HTH, Chris Miller, Windham NH, c1j1miller@aol.com
'91 200q ==>http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html