[Vwdiesel] Brake SNAFU

TexasTDI TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 1 21:18:10 EDT 2004

Seems the general consensus is a bad brake booster.  Sounds about like my
luck seeing how it's the most expensive part of the brake system.  Cheapest
I've found so far is $242 at Impex.

Also, to answer another question, I have no idea how long it's been since
the brake fluid has been changed, if ever at all.  This month I've owned the
car for two years.  The fluid is a dark brown in color, like coffee.  No
doubt it's contaminated.

Looks like I'll be doing some major brake work soon.  Think I should replace
the booster and master cylinder as one unit?  Would probably be a good idea.
Might even replace the brake pressure regulator as well.  Could it be
damaged by contaminated fluid?  Where exactly is it located?

Thanks for the help everybody.  }:o)

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 243k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 111k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

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