You need to check this on your car

The vacuum check valve is a likely source for a vacuum leak.  I have noticed several leaking at the assembly joint on the bottom.

I have fixed several by running a bead of super glue along the seam.  If you don't have one, or your is broken, its easy to make your own. Get a vacuum check valve at your local parts store.  Splice it into a T fitting.   How easy was that!

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Comment by Anders on May 22, 2017 at 8:37am

Hmm, I remembered wrong. I did not buy the vacuum valve. Russ did and sent it together with some other parts I needed. My memory is like the gold fish...

So if your valve is not working properly. Just buy a new vacuum check valve (from Russ) and install it as per above. Nobody will see the extra valve. Cheapest and easiest solution.

Comment by Russ Austin on May 22, 2017 at 8:03am

I'm out of working original check valves.

Comment by Russ Austin on May 22, 2017 at 8:02am

Looks good Anders.

Comment by Jason Edge on May 22, 2017 at 7:47am

Doug, I am out but put you on my Wait List for an original check valve.

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Comment by Anders on May 22, 2017 at 1:50am

There are no new original vacuum valves available. I have been in contact with Bendix and they say they don't have any. And the molds are gone so there will not be any new manufactured.

The only solution is to use Russ plan. It can be done in many ways and I did my own solution. Basically i bought a 5 USD (in Sweden it was 10 USD) and fitted it above the original. Used the same hoses. As the original is now working as a t-piece in the correct position all is perfect and not visible.

Comment by Doug Meloan on May 21, 2017 at 10:31pm

Jason or Russ,

I would like to keep mine stock if possible but I cannot find one that works.  Do either of you have one in your parts for sale?  I tried the super glue fix like Russ suggested might work, but no luck with that fix.  


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Comment by Clovis on May 21, 2017 at 11:24am
Jason can you add this thread to the help section?
Comment by Russ Austin on May 16, 2016 at 8:00am

The whole idea was to get a fix for the non working parking brake release.   One could easily take the dash cap off, and hide it under the dash cap. Lots of room under there.


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