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Old 03-15-2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Alternative to 16v brake booster.

After pulling the 16v vacuum booster from a donor car, I thought it looked familiar.
Very familiar.
With the exception of having an adjustable clevis yoke (with a slightly larger hole), a booster from a BMW E30 chassis appears to be virtually identical.
The Volvo master cylinder fits and the bolt pattern on the chassis side also fits directly onto a 740.

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Old 03-15-2019, 06:43 AM   #2
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Good find! I like the adjustability
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Very useful to know, thanks.
This also suggests that BMW master cylinders of the era might be a good swap for someone looking for a larger piston for bigger brake calipers. Perhaps the E32 750i or E30 M3 Master Cylinders.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:50 AM   #4
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Very useful to know, thanks.
This also suggests that BMW master cylinders of the era might be a good swap for someone looking for a larger piston for bigger brake calipers. Perhaps the E32 750i or E30 M3 Master Cylinders.
Yes, I was looking at e32 7 series brake master cylinder for big brake swap. 25.4mm and 27.8mm bore. Quite € though.
VW T4 van looked good too, short/compact cylinder and cheap.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:20 AM   #5
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Yes, I was looking at e32 7 series brake master cylinder for big brake swap. 25.4mm and 27.8mm bore. Quite € though.
VW T4 van looked good too, short/compact cylinder and cheap.
More good info, thanks. Have you tried any of them?
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:43 AM   #6
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960 brake booster is also the same as the 16v one.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:28 PM   #7
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960 brake booster is also the same as the 16v one.
Older yes but not facelift.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:46 AM   #8
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The skinny boosters are also available reman from Advance/AutoZone if you don't want to take a chance on a bone yard one.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:13 AM   #9
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do you have a link or partno?
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