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Mikeboy
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Registered: 12th Jun 02
Location: Wiltshire             Drives: SXi DTi
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14th Feb 03 at 17:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When I first went out in my new SXi - I thought the foot brake was amazing. It seemed really hard and solid. Especially as my last car was an old 1984 Nova !

And my parents Astra SXi - IVe noticed the brake feels rock hard.

But I had my car on the drive this afternoon, just idling it. I decided to start pushing the brake, and it just felt really spongey and soft. Each time I did it I could hear the air go 'gush gush sgush gsuh gush...'

I thought a few days ago it didnt seem as firm and solid as it used to be. I dont know whether it is just me, where Im now used to the brakes , or what ??

Any ideas ?

Mike
paul_spurrell
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14th Feb 03 at 17:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine are like that! real shite
Mikeboy
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14th Feb 03 at 17:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh right , so its 'normal' !


Thanks
paul_spurrell
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14th Feb 03 at 17:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

prob not, but mine are like it. i need new disks really
goldcorsa
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14th Feb 03 at 19:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

most corsas have spongy brake pedals its just something to do with the master cylinder size i think, but it means you can give the brake pedal some stick without locking up.
Mikeboy
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14th Feb 03 at 19:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ohhhhh,

cool, Thanks
RickV6
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14th Feb 03 at 19:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If its new its got a warranty aint it take the bugger back if ya aint happy!
Tim
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14th Feb 03 at 19:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fit some braided hoses too. Really made a nice difference to my pedal feel.
Mikeboy
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14th Feb 03 at 20:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks all

Im taking it back shortly to get a problem with the driver side electric window fixed - Ill get them to have a little look at it then

 
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