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algee608 09-20-2012 05:53 PM

1991 850 woes
I own a 1991 850. I suddenly noticed a thumping sound near the porer steering reservoir. My mechanic said that it was the power steering pump;so I had it rebuilt and reinstalled after flushing the system. The thumping noise continues until I step on the brake pedal. It stops but if I continue to put pressure on the brake pedal,it sinks down to the floor.I do not want to buya a new master cylinder because it is hit and miss as I already wasted $$$ on a reman p.s. pump.Someone suggested that it could be the accumulator. Anyone have any ideas about this thumping as I feel that it is related to the braking system. Please help any suggestions are welcome.
Many thanks,
Algee 608

AndrewZ 09-20-2012 07:15 PM

Welcome! I'll forward your thread to the 8 series forum so someone could help you out.

02540ico 10-18-2012 01:37 PM

Could be the brake bomb (accumulator), or fluid leaking past the piston in the master cylinder.

algee608 10-18-2012 03:21 PM

Thanks very much. I will let you know

algee608 10-21-2012 09:30 AM

bmw 850 parts
As a suggestion,you can rebuild a master brake cylinder or booster through A1 Cardone for one tenth the price of BMW dealers. I also bought an accumulator from Bavarian Autosport for $250. just in case it is not the master or booster. The booster was only $260. and the rebuilt master cost me $1000. through Bavarian. I should have had Cardone do a rebuild. Good luck and be sure to replace your fluid with pentosin.

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