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Old 08-16-2017, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know what happened to Van @VanCO? Last couple times I've called and asked for him, the person answering the phone says only that 'he's no here'. Sort of giving off the vibes that he's not missed, etc.

I've got a Hydroboost issue (on one of their units) that I like to ask him about.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any updates? I have his vacuum unit and it works ok but I have been thinking of going hydro.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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just a heads up: I ordered my JK Hydroboost kit on July 7th and haven't seen it yet. something about the hose kits from their supplier. on the plus side, Edward at Vanco is quick to respond to emails/phone calls.
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Van from Vanco has moved on to another job, he asked me not to mention where.If anyone has been to our OLD building, I am the one working, machining in the background.I am new to this posting stuff also.Vanco did move to a smaller building & now is a one man shop, things get built & shipped as fast as one person can get it done or when parts finally arrive.For those of you who do not know this, I am the Vans brother, we both started working at our shop in '84 some people moved on, but I am sticking with the family business.
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Van from Vanco has moved on to another job, he asked me not to mention where. I am the Vans brother, we both started working at our shop in '84 some people moved on, but I am sticking with the family business.
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Thanks for the response. Now if I could just find out why the brakes want to self apply at random times, I'd be a happy guy...
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your situation is not encouraging as I received my kit the other day and will need some customer support.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I received my kit the other day and will need some customer support.
The first thing I did when I got mine (a good ten - twelve years ago) was throw all the hoses and fittings into a box. You're better finding a local hydraulic shop and having them make you custom length hoses with the machine crimped on fittings.



Make certain you bench bleed the master cylinder. Don't rush through it. Do a thorough job of bleeding it before installation.

Also, it took a number of days to get all the air bled out of the system. But in my case I had a new power steering pump and a rebuilt steering gear box.

The hydroboost system has no problems locking up my 32x11.50-15 TSL/SX tires at any speed. But for some odd reason, it will gradually start applying the brakes on it's own. And it's random. Seems to occur mostly after 5-10 miles of driving at speeds above 40 mph. I'll get it sorted out eventually.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think it's grest Ed is keeping Vanco alive.
I run they're set up and so does a friend, best brakes you can have, if you have an auto in low range your jeep won't drive through the brakes.
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The first thing I did when I got mine (a good ten - twelve years ago) was throw all the hoses and fittings into a box. You're better finding a local hydraulic shop and having them make you custom length hoses with the machine crimped on fittings.
I am ok with the Aeroquip fittings at least temporarily, but I agree that crimped industrial grade stuff is best. first, I gotta shoehorn the system in. more about this later...

but it seems to me that I heard of a problem like yours being caused by a restriction in one of the lines, (return from hydroboost to tank??)

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Old 09-14-2017, 02:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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it seems to me that I heard of a problem like yours being caused by a restriction in one of the lines, (return from hydroboost to tank??)
The return line from the hydroboost needs to go directly to the tank. There a a couple of plumbing schemes if you need to run a 'T' fitting. VANCO has it going into the leg of the 'T', and Bendix has it going through the straight part of the 'T'. I'm also running a cooler and filter, which may be causing some degree of issue.

I've also read that something inside the unit will fail, and cause the problem. Which means replacement of the unit.
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But for some odd reason, it will gradually start applying the brakes on it's own. And it's random. Seems to occur mostly after 5-10 miles of driving at speeds above 40 mph. I'll get it sorted out eventually.
I experience this same pulsating issue with my ported booster. I can lift from under the pedal to make it go away. Take a look at the return spring between the master and booster. I thought to run a stiffer spring.
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The return line from the hydroboost needs to go directly to the tank. There a a couple of plumbing schemes if you need to run a 'T' fitting. VANCO has it going into the leg of the 'T', and Bendix has it going through the straight part of the 'T'. I'm also running a cooler and filter, which may be causing some degree of issue.

I've also read that something inside the unit will fail, and cause the problem. Which means replacement of the unit.
I plan to run a filter and cooler also. my kit came with no instructions at all, but I do have two trucks with factory hydraboost that I can refer to. in my Suburban, I put the filter/cooler in the line from the steering box to the reservoir, assuming that the only time the brake return line is flowing is during brake application. so with that in mind, i'll probably put the cooler/filter in the line from steering box to the "T". this should keep any back pressure from building up in the return line from the hydraboost.

Edward has contacted to me about my fitment issues. so far, no resolution though.
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I experience this same pulsating issue with my ported booster. I can lift from under the pedal to make it go away. Take a look at the return spring between the master and booster. I thought to run a stiffer spring.
I'll try that if it happens again. Normally, I just pull over to the side, shut off the engine and let it sit for a few minutes. Start back off, and it's fine.
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Do you have a 1/4" of play at the pedal at rest? I wonder if you do not have enough free play and the brakes are slightly engaging.
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Do you have a 1/4" of play at the pedal at rest? I wonder if you do not have enough free play and the brakes are slightly engaging.
I'll check the next time I get up to where the CJ is.
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I sent my hydro boost down to vanco to get ported he claimed it would solve my issue with my steering but did absolutely nothing other then cost close to $800 and when trying to email them now that iv paid they wont even respond to any emails ... save your money guys this product is a joke not worth it a stock junkyard hydro boost does the exact same thing
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