"PEUGEOT 205 GTI BRAKE INERTIA COMPENSATOR VALVE" <-- someone?
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    Icon10 "PEUGEOT 205 GTI BRAKE INERTIA COMPENSATOR VALVE" <-- someone?

    Would anyone be able to give me a clear insight into exactly what this does and how it is fitted? Cheers

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    From what I remember it is mounted near the battery on the left hand side. I believe it regulates the fluid pressure to the rear through means of inertia. ie It reduces the brake pressure when more G force is applied, meaning that pressure is reduced at the back wheels, as weight transfers to the front under hard braking. They work OK in my experience.
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    They're generally a big ball bearing in a cylinder, which when the car brakes at a certain decel the ball moves forwards, and cuts off the rear brakes, leaving only the fronts to do the work.

    This is handy in nullifying any oversteer from unloading the rear (braking and turning in emergency situations). It's primarily a safety consideration.

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