If you are not willing to buy a new ‘brake booster vacuum pipe with check valve’, I can’t blame you! $120+ is pretty outrageous for a stupid vacuum line, your best chance is your nearest salvage yard. Something like this would be pennies on the dollar compared to new. Expect to pay $25 and up plus tax. If you’re lucky and have to “pull it yourself” you can shop around and find the low mile salvage car.
Thanks! I have yet to check local salvage yards, but it was on my radar if someone didn't have one laying around.
Note: I rec'd a PM from a GrilishPeller who claimed his brother had one and gave me an email. I sent the email, but had some red flags popping up in my mind. Seller says he has the part, new for $100 shipped and way to eager to make the sale. I said that was more than I wanted to spend, so he cut the price in half. I dug a little more. The member above had joined this site just hours prior to messaging me, the picture "the brother" sent me was about 5 down on the list of google images and came from a site in Poland. And he keeps hounding me about making the sale. Beware! Scammers are everywhere!
That’s valuable information!
Thanks for sharing with the forum.
For piece of mind, my local Salvage yard sold me, 2009 VW Jetta: left curtain air bag, two whole doors (minus the inside panels) and a leather drivers seat with airbags for $500.00.
I felt like I robbed the place! So you can get a good deal at some salvage yards.
New seats would be sweet! Drivers side is starting to crack. I saw someone put CC seats in a Jetta. That would be nice, but probably harder to track down.
I reported the member, but I don't know how often these folks are purged. I did tell the brother that I had a friend local to him that wanted to come see the part. We shall see if he starts back pedaling.
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