[Vwdiesel] brakes locking up PROGRESS
Tony and Lillie
tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 19 19:28:59 PDT 2007
For starters, where are you? I'm sure I have one laying around I can send
As for the manual setup, you will want to change the pivot point. Basically,
change the length of your lever arm. The reason is, a master cylinder setup
for power brakes has quicker application, but more resistance. Of course,
with a properly working booster, this becomes a non-issue. A manual master
cylinder has longer travel, but is therefore easier to push. This is
accomplished with smaller cylinder bores internal to the master cylinder.
So, you can use yours, but you will want to move the pivot point upward on
the brake pedal. This will effectively give you a softer pedal, but with
longer travel. It may take a couple of holes in the pedal arm and
experimentation to find the spot you like.
Hope this helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doyt W. Echelberger" <doyt at buckeye-express.com>
To: <vwdiesel at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 8:57 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] brakes locking up PROGRESS
> is to remove the booster and simply going with manual brakes....new brake
> MC attached to firewall where booster bolted on.
> That's the plan. All comments appreciated. If it isn't a good plan, please
> set me straight.
> If anybody has a Jetta or Rabbit car with un-boosted brakes, tell be how
> hard you have to push on the pedal to get it stopped. Maybe I better spend
> the couple hundred and get a new booster.
> This old diesel is such a fine car that I would regret having to let it
> Doyt Echelberger
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