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Re: Bad Bomb?

Ron Mruss muses....

>my brake warning light has been coming on.  It was infrequent at =
>first, and I assumed it was just air escaping, or maybe that's what I =
>wanted to believe.  Anyway, it's now happening every time I hit the =
>brakes.  I did the bomb test, and while it the brake pedal didn't get =
>hard until 28 or so pumps, it started to require more effort around 15.  =
>Also, when I did the test, the fluid level in the hydraulic oil =
>container rose - is this what usually happens?  Oh, and I've noticed =
>that steering requires noticably more effort at slow speeds than it did =
>before the rack/pump/fluid changes.  So, is my bomb failing?  

If your bomb passes the test, it's ok. Since the bomb isn't connected to
the steering circuit, your trouble is the elsewhere. Fluid level rising
upon bomb discharge is normal, the nitrogen expands, and displaces the
fluid back into the reservoir. 

My money's on the pump pressure to low. Does your mechanic have a pressure
gauge to handle this job? He'll need 3000psi.

Also, test the servo, it's simple, and in the Bentley. ff the pump is fine,
and the servo is just gushing pressure.....is there fluid returning to the
reservoir when the engine is running, without steering or braking?

Steve Bigelow
Discreet Dungeons
Ottawa Ontario
'84 5ks "Audrey", Zermatt silver, Husco armrest/cupholder, Bosch H4/H1
'82 Coupe (previous)