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RE: Bomb vs. Power Steering 1990 CQ
No. Bomb maintains pressure on the brake fluid (DOT 3 or 4, hopefully 4)
in brake system, to the tune of 2000+ psi. The power steering runs on
Pentosin, at much lower pressures. They are both pressurized by the same
two stage pump, mounted on the front of the motor, up high, between the
head and the radiator. The "bomb" accumulates this pressure, and gives
it back up when necessary, like when the motor stalls, or the first
moment you stab the brake pedal, before the pump can catch up. It has no
effect on steering. Two seperate systems, the only two common points are
the pump and your wallet. I would guess you were too athletic for the
P/S. Does anyone out there know if there is a synthetic replacement for
Pentosin, like from RedLine/Amsoil/Mobil/Castrol/etc.?
From: David Alcott [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 1997 5:09 PM
Subject: Bomb vs. Power Steering 1990 CQ
I was autocrossing on Sunday and I would temporarily lose power
steering especially through the slalom.
I know that my "Bomb" is bad because I did the brake pedal/
brake light test.
Sound feasible that this "Bomb" A.K.A. Pressure Accumulator will
affect my power steering too, right?