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Old 12-18-2018, 04:59 PM
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A1 Cardone " new style steel booster" was delivered from their tech lab in the same box with SAME PART NUMBER as the old plastic POS. WARNING TO FORUM MEMBERS : there are still numerous plastic boosters in inventory nation wide and the parts counter people are clueless about the new .improved (?) steel unit. REFUSE any plastic booster handed to you over the counter. this situation will continue for an indefinite period of time. beware.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:03 PM
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Part number for both old and new unit is 51 - 71405 . no telling what flavor will come out of the box......
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:52 PM
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But how well is it working for you?
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new style was installed today , mechanic tells me it is working . how long it will last ? who knows.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for keeping us updated!
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:49 AM
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I will also update when A1 Cardone sends me a $ 1,300 credit. by Christmas I hope , lol
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I see my '93 has a made in Australia sticker on the booster. I assume it is the original booster as this car was imported from Reno to New Zealand. I'm thinking there must be a version of this booster fitted to most likely a Holden Commodore so maybe this is another source for replacements?
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:42 PM
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I see my '93 has a made in Australia sticker on the booster. I assume it is the original booster as this car was imported from Reno to New Zealand. I'm thinking there must be a version of this booster fitted to most likely a Holden Commodore so maybe this is another source for replacements?
My 92 had the made in Australia sticker as well and it's always been in Alabama. Pretty sure the OEM part was made in Australia.
When mine went bad, hissing and a hard brake pedal.. I bought an AC Delco rebuilt part number ACDelco 14PB4300. Listed as fitting 92-96. Looked on Rock Auto and they now show it having a 24 month warranty. mines been on since April 97 without any problems.
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Happy to hear they actually car about older replacement parts.

Also, a tip of the hat to you for sticking with it and getting them to do the right thing.
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My 92 had the made in Australia sticker as well and it's always been in Alabama. Pretty sure the OEM part was made in Australia.
When mine went bad, hissing and a hard brake pedal.. I bought an AC Delco rebuilt part number ACDelco 14PB4300. Listed as fitting 92-96. Looked on Rock Auto and they now show it having a 24 month warranty. mines been on since April 97 without any problems.
IIRC the booster, MC and calipers were al made by PBR in the land down under.
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Picked up car today. brake pedal has never felt better . Pedal is quite high and solid feeling (12 MILES OF USE) Now , IF the booster will just last long enough so I can trade up for a C6.....OR I might just keep the CE and own a stable.
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Picked up car today. brake pedal has never felt better . Pedal is quite high and solid feeling (12 MILES OF USE) Now , IF the booster will just last long enough so I can trade up for a C6.....OR I might just keep the CE and own a stable.

If if you have headers I guarantee you it will fail again. The booster is close to the exhaust so I put some heat shielding on the side of my booster to keep the header from cooking it. Just go to the parts store and get some fiberglass cloth that has the reflective heat shielding on one side and use the reflective heat tape to hold it on.
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Thanks for the tip, insulation job sounds like a good project for the weekend.
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