...so it seems.
Was gone for the month of January here in LA and during that time there
was a couple of
days of freezing temps. When I hopped in the 'ol jalopy in February I
had zero power assist
on the brakes. After pulling the rebuilt booster, after 2 months of
service, the friggin' thing
had a 3" crack in the forward shell.
So, my question to you in the 'frost belt' is: Are these plastic
boosters prone to cracking
when subjected to such temps?
Kinda makes an argument to revert back to metal-shelled boosters...
I have a Mercury Cougar and the freaking plastic manifold cracked..cost me
$1100..with towing motels parts etc..YES THE WHOLE MANIFOLD IS PLASTIC on
the big 4.6 ltr engine.( $461 for the manifold) And you wonder why my next
car wil be a Jap/German import. .....American crap.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tow
company said they get several of these and the same for the big block
Lincolns.....it is a real money maker for them.
So, the cracked manifold happened as a result of below freezing temps?
I'm with ya, the last few Merkin cars I've owned have been disapointing to
say the least. I'm shopping for a 4X4 pickup at the moment and the Tacoma
access cab with the V6 / 6speed looks like a winner.
Good luck unloading that 'cat' BTW.
Sorry to hear about that. Is the part under warranty?
Here on the east coast we've been getting far below freezing
temperatures lately and I've not had a problem with the new booster in
Of course, it's not my car anymore... Sold it on Saturday.
And there just might be a '98 C5 in the garage tomorrow night...
Probably manufacturing stresses. I doubt weather could have much to
do with it.
The '91 was a really good car. 2 years and 30k+ miles and it was one
of the most reliable cars I've ever had. Pilot bushing, brake booster
belt tensioner, and the radio were the only problems. I already miss
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