Brake bomb washers
b.benz at charter.net
Tue Jun 7 22:53:42 EDT 2005
> From: "alan cordeiro" <alancordeiro at comcast.net>
> Extra torque will not stop the leak if the rubber o-ring has not been
> compressed sufficiently to hold back the pressure once the banjo fittings
> begin to touch metal to metal.
Right you are Alan! Washers or O-rings? Not clear. I had in mind the
older Cu washer banjo seals.
> Your o-ring diameter (cross sectional of the rubber ring) may be too small
> on the new rings, and the old ones may have lost some of their original
A fleck of dirt is the more likely cause under an old O-ring, but an old,
stiffened and slightly twisted reused ring could cause a low pressure leak
that would seal fine uner a higher pressure.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
> To: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at hotmail.com>
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:01 PM
> Subject: Re: Brake bomb washers
>> Just use a longer wrench.
>>> From: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at hotmail.com>
>>> Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 01:24:54 +0000
>>> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
>>> Subject: Brake bomb washers
>>> I replaced the bomb in my 91 avant last month. A small PITA but no
>>> and good to go till this AM as I noticed a snail trail from the car as I
>>> exit Dunkin Donuts, great. Took me a minute to place it as Pentosin.
>>> not very green on the pavement. Appears to be leaking from the Banjo
>>> fitting. I didn't replace the O rings so go to local FLAPS. They don't
>>> have the "same" red ones so went with 11mm standard black. Leak is much
>>> worse! ARe there speacial O rings or Audi only?
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