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    Registered User matlennon's Avatar
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    Rebuilding a Brake Booster

    I have a VH commodore dual diaphragm brake booster. The seals are fucked on it and i want to rebuild it. What sort of tools are required? and how easy is it to do. I really dont want to fork out $200 to get it reco'd when there is a cheaper way. Are there any places that sell reco kits for them? Also lastly what other sorts of boosters could i possibly use?

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    There are specialty tools required.... best not to do it yourself

    Heres a pic of the internals of a Torana one just to show you the bits.
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    can i use a single diaphragm booster in place of the dual one. Or do i need the single dia. master cylinder as well. Just because i can pick up a zillion excellent condition single diaphragm ones from the wreckers with warranty but all the doubles are taken.
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    Single will bolt in place and work yes
    Alittle down on boost assistance but will work
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    I had a complete custom booster built from scratch to my specs and it cost $330 incl GST. If you can't find the right one - get it rebuilt or a new one made up... Brakes are important and you shouldn't cut corners..... but you knew that..

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    brake booster

    i managed to find a near brand new one for $35. Its single diaphragm. Little bit of pedal travel but no noticable difference in pedal pressure. I also think the pedal travel is because i havent braced the master cylinder to the strut tower yet. Anyway thanks for all the help.
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