[Vwdiesel] Brake boost failure

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Fri Dec 19 16:11:48 PST 2008

In Japan, home of the famous Kyoto treaty to stop global warming, I've heard
that cars are government teminated "End of Life" at 60,000 miles.
Creating the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) for parts and engines in the
USA, especially on ebay or llike www.jdmcars.com

On 12/19/08, William J Toensing <toensing at wildblue.net> wrote:
> I am following this discussion with great interest since my 1982 Quantum TD
> has the same problem. My Quantum's vacuum pump is of a vane type & oil was
> present when I removed the pump to look at it. Not sure whether there was an
> O ring between the pump & the block. I would assume some oil has to be
> present for lubrication of the rotor & vanes. Could this be a cause for a
> lack of vacuum to the brake booster? Or could the brake booster need repair
> (If so, how do you do it?) or replacement? I don't think when VW designed
> these cars they expected us to be driving them for 25, 30, or more years. In
> Europe, I understand, that a car older than 10 years old is considered old &
> of little value. You who live in the UK & the rest of Europe, please correct
> me if I am wrong, or elaborate on this.
> Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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