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Re: 5k hydraulic brakes/leaking rack question

In message <199812141945.TAA22238@specialdevices.com> "Ken Keith" writes:

> Question:  Once the rack is done, is it prone to leak again?
> Is it the age of the seals, or is it the design?  Will it go out again soon, or
> does it take another ten years?

Simple test.  Get the car on a lift with the wheels dangling free.

Take a roadwheel in your hands, holding it at the 9 o'clock and
3 o'clock positions.  Turn it to full lock in both directions.

If the effort required to _leave_ full lock in both direction is the
same, you'll be OK.  If it's much stiffer in one direction than the
other, new seals will not last very long.

 Phil Payne
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021
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