After seeing multiple topics related to Teves ABS system, all the hassle that frankly I am unable yo understand - it’s time to kick off bigger project realted to Teves ABS systems installed in XJS model - pre and post lift. An ultimate refurb guide.
From obvious lack of knowledge and limited resources across the Internet - I am certain, I won’t be able to complete this project by myself. I need you all.
We all know how to convert ABS back to vacuum servo, however if somehow the idea doesn’t seems right to you - you are correct. Removal of the ABS may be serious insurance issue or rather void. In case of accident, the chances that you will receive any compensation / your family will after post-mortem equals zero. You may be more lucky if your conversion involves everything including wheel hubs etc… However why do we need that amount of hassle?
Compared to modern ones - Teves is a simple system with only three things in interest: brake accumulator, brake master cylinder and solenoids.
The biggest problem - lack of spares.
We have replacement accumulator sphere made by Bosch that fits perfectly, we don’t have master cylinder seals and replacement solenoids.
I have two Teves III ABS units in good condition. Too good to strip down. I need to purchase something trashed that represents mk3 and mk4 system (unless we have more). Other car makes like Volvo or Saab are also considered. The plan is to strip everything, measure, translate into 3D Cad model and find replacement parts that fits perfectly.
Any parts, any advise, suggestion, facts or fairy tales - are highly appreciated. I’ve got direct importer of Autofren products that promised to find everything if I will be able to measue the original components.
Looking forward to hear a lot!