Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2004, 12:20 PM
JT8Mech's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 33
Hydroboost Brakes?

Has anyone heard of using the G.M. hydroboost MC that is driven by power steering fluid on one of these cars?
FAA Certified A&P Tech
Still lookin' for my diesel! <><
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 02:57 PM
wolf_walker's Avatar
Zen And The Art Of Diesel
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 2,043
Ford, or Lincoln rather, had the hydroboost setup as well. I always liked it.

Why would you use it on an MB?
One more Radar Lover gone...
1982 VW Caddy diesel 402K 1.9L AAZ
1994 E320 175K
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 05:51 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manhattan, KS
Posts: 596
The hydroboost system for the brakes on the new Duramaxes leaves a little to be desired. If you are in a parking lot and on the brake, you can barely turn the wheel. The first few times it does it to you, you only hope you aren't pulling into a tight spot. Once you get used to it, though, it really isn't a big deal.
Keep everything as simple as possible-but no simpler--Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 07:55 PM
Posts: n/a
All the U-haul trucks here have electric assisted hydraulic brakes. It's really nice when we do brake work to not need the engine. The only real downsides are the loud motor on the master cylinder and the second or so delay between pressing the brake and getting pressure assist.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page