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Toss the Bomb!!

Thanks to many of you for returning helpful posts related to my brake 
warning light and "newly-replaced-with-used-parts-bomb".  based 
on the comments and re-reading the manual, I decided that the 
best test was the "how many times can you press the pedal before 
losing assist" test.

However, when changing the old one, I found that I really couldn't 
tell when I had pumped the pedal enough times for the assist to 
disappear.  Faced with this dilemma (insensitive foot...) I devised 
my own test - let's see what you folks think of it.

When the previous unit went bad, I felt it immediately when the car 
was in motion and pressure had not built up.  Theerefore, I reasonsed 
that I should be able to tell quickly if I had no assist, provided 
the car was moving.

In our fairly flat town, I found a "hill".  I approached the down-
slope at about 5 to 10 mph with the engine running, shifted into 
neutral, then turned off the ignition.  As the car drifted slowly 
down the hill, I applied the brakes, feeling for lack of assist.

Result: after the fifth pump, there was little or no assist, and it 
vwas very easy to feel.  This is far fewer pumps than the book calls 
for.  My judgement is that the new/used Pressure Accumulator/bomb 
must be bad.  Q.E.D.

Does the jury render the same verdict??  Or do you see a flaw in my 
test??  I plan to call Shokan (the source) tomorrow and tell them I 
need a replacement...........

Thanks for your great support!********** A Washington State Cougar in Aggieland (aTm) **********

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