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Derek Pulvino dpulvino at agraus.com
Tue Apr 10 19:32:14 EDT 2001


God lord! No steering, and no brakes?  Hope next time a "panic stop" comes up, my car doesn't decide it's time to simultaneously stop running.  Now that'd be one in a million.  

If the tbv goes out, guess it'll be time to replace it or the bomb, stat! 

Although I guess a bad vacuum assist system would also loose strength with the engine running, I wonder how much reserve assist is in one of those systems.

Derek P    

<<< Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>  4/10  8:27a >>>
At 11:09 PM 04/09/2001 -0700, Derek Pulvino wrote:

>Differing here though from your testimony, my "bomb" does not pass the 
>stringent "good bomb" tests.
>I also agree with Mr. 85k milers synopsis- it's not a problem; car's been 
>doing it since I purchased (35k'ish miles), and as to be attested in a 
>story to follow, panic stops are not an issue.

Panic stopping is not the problem.  It's panic stopping with the engine 
shut down for whatever reason and no longer turning the hydraulic pump to 
supply boost.  If you bomb doesn't hold pressure immediately after the 
engine is turned off,  you no longer have boosted braking if the engine 
quits while you're going at any typical highway speed.  You have unassisted 
hydraulic brakes.


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