Help sourcing a brake booster

Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by becjane, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. becjane

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    hey Bec- I imagine the cost of sourcing replacement booster parts and then labour is quite expensive. have you looked at the condition of vacumn lines first? Have you recently had other work done on the engine?
     
  3. DubDub1973

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    Hi, mine used to do that too. It was a worn out vacuum line. They should be replaced in pairs, but only one of mine had been done. One replacement rubber tube and it was all fixed. I on the other hand unfortunately do still need to replace my booster as the old one isn’t even connected, and as I recently discovered, hasn’t been for years.
     
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    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There are 2 types, one requires some modification to fit but once done is fine. The name starts with "V". Sorry I can remember. I think ATE is the original manufacturer.

    Adrian
     
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    It is quite expensive and I've been putting it off for some time. I've had a couple of people gaze over the problem and have said it's the brake booster. Also when the line is clamped and I hit the brakes the car no longer turns off so am pretty certain is a problem with the booster itself
     
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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  9. becjane

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    Had a look at the vacuum lines, they appear to be ok
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Varga....
    I put one on my son’s ‘71.
    Mounting bracket requires minor modification but has worked perfectly since 2009.
    I bought it from Steve Muller way back. I can recommend them based on personal experience.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    Get a Varga one if you want new - the ones with the blue collar aren't great. Or pony up for an ATE one.

    I have used good secondhand ones before without any troubles.
     
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    What price can you put on stopping safely though.....?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  17. AC-T3

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    I see no one has recommended getting your original OEM ATE (?) rebuilt with all new OEM internals. Can work out cheaper than new but is every bit as good as new OEM, even better than reproduction/replicas when the only difference is a new one has new steel clam shells. All good reputable brake specialists can give you the good oil on where to go and how to get it done. My ATE booster is reconditioned and works a treat.
     
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    I don't know if there's anyone on this side that still do that sort of work Rob, at least not at an affordable price. There's not enough demand anymore as most newer cars get thrown away once things start breaking, people can't be bothered fixing things these days :(
     
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    Yes, We had to get one done before we left from Brisbane on the way to Hobart, and we were told it is very hard to find someone who will do them anymore.

    Adrian
     
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