*rubs hands together*
Guess what showed up in the mail today?
Couple things I notice...
1 - Compared to the one on the EVcreate post, your and mine have tiny fluid reservoirs:
However, EVcreate seems to know this, and apparently there's a main tank neither of us have, that's connected to this baby tank with a hose? I wish I'd gotten a normal tank than this hokey double-tank, but, oh well, I didn't even pay for the master cylinder or the tank.
2 - I think our black box is on the wrong opposite side (or the whole thing is rotated upsidedown at construction). Unless my mind's playing tricks, I can't orient mine to match the EVcreate one, stuffs just in different places. Mine came off a 2018 CRV.
For Americans, here's an interchange search (bit stubborn, you can sort by price descending, but can't flip it to ascending, so you have to go to the last page). Make sure after you're done, in the upper right, you select "all interchange parts", so it'll find compatable years, not let you be overly prescriptive with that exact year if the parts are the same:
https://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi ... serPage=13
I paid $55 USD for mine plus shipping (none within 500 miles of me, in Canada, but lots out east), which was a fairly common low price. I asked for the wire stubs and said I wouldn't be opposed if the master cylinder came with it, but I didn't want to pay extra for it. I was told wire stubs was probably fine, but no, master cylinder is sold separately.
And then what I got was... no wire stubs, but a free master cylinder (they probably never sell them and it's extra time and cost to remove it).
So, I guess I have to shop for connectors now, damnit. EVCreate sells a kit, but it's 99 euro: https://www.evcreate.nl/shop/brakes-whe ... ector-kit/
... I paid $55 USD for the whole booster.
It's a Bosch unit, as expected.
So, a few things:
- I'm not sure if I'm going to use this master cylinder, or take the original off of my vehicle and then mechanically adapt it to this booster. I don't know enough about what goes on in there to know how different they might be. I know the end result of a brake booster is just a plunger that pushes on the master cylinder, so, mechanically that's not challenging.
- This appears to only have 2 ports. I think my car's original master cylinder has 4 ports. So, if I do use it I'd have to create some kind of splitter or manifold, and now I'm wondering to what degree this was engineered into my original master cylinder so that one failed brake line doesn't lose all braking power to that half of the car.
Anyway, your timing is impeccably useful to me, carry on documenting