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can you flat tow with hydro boost and a motor off?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    Just looking at my options?

    motor is out but pump and all crap is still hooked up, so is there still preshur? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    I had my buddy tow my burb wen the fan came thru te radiator. as long as all the lines are hooked up there shouldn't be a problem. my burb weghts an easy 6K and I was able to stop it and my buddies '00 silverado.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    no, just like if youwere to tow with vacume brakes, your pedal would get very stiff. with the case of not haing a motor in you cant bump it over to release the pressure.
    it will still work for flat towing with a tow bar, but if you use a chain then go a bit slower than normal and use a longer chain as well just to make sure.
    Grant
     
  4. R72K5

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    you will be able to, just have to turn wheel and push brakes harder just like if was vacuujm power brakes and such with engine off, for safety reasons automobiles have to have operational brake and steering in case of engine failure, that would be not good if it wasnt that way
     

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