[rescue] Sun Netra = Ultra 2?

C Fernandez fernande at internet1.net
Sat Dec 9 22:59:59 CST 2006

Francois Dion wrote:
> On 12/9/06, Erie Patsellis <erie at shelbyvilledesign.com> wrote:
>> Several European manufacturers, Audi, for one, as well as BMW use
>> hydraulically assisted brakes (as well as steering), using a similar
>> approach, though the pedal is connected to the master cylinder, if you
>> lose hydraulic assist, for all practical purposes, there are not brakes
>> (unless you have huge, powerful legs, that is.)
> That's how the GM abs works. That is however not how the ATE abs
> works. On the Peugeot 505, there is an hydraulic sphere (accumulator)
> that is used. If the abs fails, there is an auto bypass and you get
> about 85% efficiency still. Not sure if Citroen used the same.
> Francois


What model of GM are you talking about?  The only models with hydraulic 
assisted power brakes that I'm aware of are the heavier light trucks. 
The ABS, however, doesn't have anything to do with the booster, whether 
hydraulic, or otherwise, as far as I can tell.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

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