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Old 06-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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'87 SW 28y Hydraboost R nd R

My brakes were not very powerful and while they stopped the rig they never gave me confidence. I just put in a rebuilt HB unit and now I can actually leave some tire stripes on our chip sealed roads. I'm sure I could lock them but there's no need.

I had to adjust the brake light switch because the pedal height is a wee bit lower and the lights stayed on.

It took one quart of PS fluid to refill and it bled quicky and w/o issue.

Having never done one, it was a fairly difficult removal but the install went well.
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That's nice to know. My 85 Southwind has brakes that have never felt strong. Might have to give that a shot...
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That's nice to know. My 85 Southwind has brakes that have never felt strong. Might have to give that a shot...
I noticed, as I apply the brakes sitting at idle the rpms drop a tad as the pump is being called on for pressure. Never did that before the replacement. The improvement is worth the greasy hands and a few aches.
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Finally bled the system today, even better pedal now.
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