bdtd?... brake servo replacement 200Q20v
brett at cloud9.net
Fri Aug 6 20:51:26 EDT 2004
At 2:33 PM -0700 8/6/04, CL Wong wrote:
>Is this step absolutely necessary? or will I be able
>to sneak the servo out with those items pushed
>slightly out of the way?
The master cylinder piston extends several inches "out"; the piston
from the booster goes into the larger MC piston. Also, the body of
the MC goes about a half an inch into the body of the booster.
I would say it would be nearly impossible to remove the booster
without removing the master cylinder or damaging the brake lines;
they don't flex much, nor should they be forced to. Scott's
recommendation seems reasonable- remember, mechanics are always
looking for the fastest, least-risky way.
Oh, by the way, considerable rust builds up since the booster is made
of steel or cast iron. Have a dust gun handy to blow it out(there's
a cavity around the booster's output piston), and some anti-rust
stuff like boeshield T-9 handy to protect the metal from further
rusting. Also, start soaking the connections and bolts on the
booster now with penetrating oil :-)
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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