servo assisted brakes or not?

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servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by Tim Curtis » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:50 pm

For my BRA 289 which has still got to go through a IVA .

My garage has fitted three cylinders , one for the clutch and two for the brakes.

Is this correct or should the brakes be servo assisted and then split?

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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by clive » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:50 pm

Most 289s aren't servo assisted. For IVA you require a dual braking system therefore the need for two master cylinders.
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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by Tim Curtis » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:03 pm

great as that's what's been fitted.

thanks

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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by peterc » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:39 pm

You also need the facility of testing that they have fluid. This is normally done by applying the handbrake which completes a circuit via floats in the two reservoirs.
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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by Tim Curtis » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:08 pm

thanks Peter , I will inform the garage .

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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by clive » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:43 pm

Applying the handbrake only shows that the warning light is working. If the fluid level drops the light will come on whether the handbrake is on or not.
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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by FIAJack » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 pm

+1 to Clive
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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by StewbieC » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:39 am

Agree with Clive, the handbrake switch is in parallel to the float switches. Otherwise they would have to make as well as the handbrake switch to allow the warning light to illuminate.
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Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

Post by peterc » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:34 am

I stand corrected. I confess I hadn’t followed the circuit through.
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