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boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 16:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Jus fitted a set to my corsa but the pedal goes down a long way efter i have bled them up.

Has anyone changed the master piston??

If so whats it off? which car? i have a GTE which im breaking as was thinking of fitting it from that.

Can ne1 help

cheers
broster
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18th Dec 03 at 16:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do you have braided lines? i have the v6 setup with braided lines and its not spongy at all
Kris TD
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18th Dec 03 at 16:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fit some briaded hoses, that helps a lot.
boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No i aint got any as yet but my dad mentioned doing that but what about the pedal going right down?? i know vauxhalls do but not this much lol that all you have done? Do you have rear discs too because im fitting a set soon too

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18th Dec 03 at 16:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no not got rear discs, the braided lines shud stop the pedal going all the way down, they are bled properly i take it?
boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah bled them up fully but obviously go down a hell of a lot more than standard as the calipers are bigger and that.

How much we looking at for a set of braided hoses without me checking it up? lol
luca2020
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18th Dec 03 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u really should do some research mate

ive got v6 brakes with braided hose lines and dot 5.1 fluid (irrevelent tho)

due to the v6 caliper being too big for the corsa master cylinder u will allways get an element of pedel travel, braided hose lines helps this alot

and as far as im aware of theres no upgrade or repalacement master cyliner that will fit the corsa, so the gte 1 is out of the question
luca2020
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18th Dec 03 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

braided hose lines are around 40 i think, maybe alittle bit more, 45
broster
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18th Dec 03 at 16:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

40 for the lines, that a full set for front and rear. no point in using dot 5.1 fluid as it absorbs water alot quicker than normal fluid and ull need to change it more often, also dot 4 wont boil or anything so its a waste of time unless u use the track alot, like all the time
boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 16:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ah right mate cheers for tht but when i bought the brakes off Vaux-md there was a letter stating that the pedal travel would be further so changing the master piston would help this a lot.
boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 16:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nah it aint for track use, got 19's you see so my brakes wouldnt stop me at all and i mean hardly stopped lol so i got these to be better and to fill the air behind the wheels

broster
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u could change it urself if u wanted, but its not worth the hasle, prob a lot of work involved! mine is fine, stops when and where uwant it too, what discs and pads did u get
boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

308mm discs n calipers to fit not sure wot pads

Al try the hoses and see what its like

BeArDy
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18th Dec 03 at 17:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

or 500 sheets for a rally spec master cylinder \

same problem with 4Pots and there really bad
IntaCepta
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18th Dec 03 at 17:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no point changing the master cyl.
just use dot4 fluid.
and get those flashy braided hoses.

shouldn't be going all the way down tho!
keep bleeding it lol

Daimo B
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18th Dec 03 at 19:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Check the calipers are on the right way. Only way to tell is that the bleed nipple should be at the top and not the bottom.

[Edited on 19-12-2003 by Daimo B]
boyracer2002
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18th Dec 03 at 22:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Daimo B
Check the calipers are on the right way. Only way to tell is that teh bleed nipple should be at the bottom and not the top.
Yeah al check but sure thay are on right way lol as for keeping bleeding them i have mate

corsa3.0v6
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18th Dec 03 at 23:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Daimo B
Check the calipers are on the right way. Only way to tell is that teh bleed nipple should be at the bottom and not the top.


Are U havin a laugh???
Always thought that nipples were on top
Icy
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18th Dec 03 at 23:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

theyre on the bottom
on cows
Daimo B
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I had mine on upsdie down for like 2 years Pedal feel slightly improved. Didn't really know what i was doing a few years ago when i fitted them. Didn't really make a difference anyway
Siberia
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19th Dec 03 at 10:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do ya get this probelm with 2.0 16v brakes?
Cybermonkey
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19th Dec 03 at 10:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no you dont siberia, since the ATE calipers are not much different to standard Corsa 1.6 ones
vibrio
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19th Dec 03 at 10:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

brand new pads will be soft and spongy till they bed in
boyracer2002
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19th Dec 03 at 10:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah but i aint bothered about that, its that they push right down mate
Daimo B
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19th Dec 03 at 10:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
do ya get this probelm with 2.0 16v brakes?


Nope, we put the 2.0 on with the new discs and pads and they worked like a treat from day 1. New disc and pad combos should really need bedding in that much.

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