Join Date: May 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Ferrari Life Posts: 85
246 Brake Booster Rebuild or Buy a New One?
The brake booster in my 1972 Dino 246 GT is no longer functioning and the question I'm facing is whether to send mine to be rebuilt or purchase a new one and just replace it. I would prefer to send mine in and have it cleaned and rebuilt, but, I'm worried about the turnaround time and whether it would be more cost effective to just purchase a new one (if they are readily available). if anyone has had their brake booster rebuilt, could you direct me to the company that did the work and give me an approximate cost of the rebuild including the shipping costs to and from the rebuilder? If anyone has replaced their brake booster recently and was satisfied with the replacement brake booster, could you give me the name of the company that you purchased the booster from and an approximate cost of the part including the shipping cost?
Apparently the booster went bad from sitting too long during my car's long repair journey. Of course, the insurance refuses to pay for the repairs to the brake booster as it is not considered to be caused by the accident.
I've always appreciated all the help I've received over the years from the Dino owners on this forum and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out on this issue. Thank you again for your assistance.