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Possibly a dumbass brake question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by spiker, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. spiker

    spiker usually growling at something

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    Hi all

    Had my front discs and pads replaced by a local garage last week and after driving 300 miles the pedal travel is still too long

    Previously it was right on the button - now I have to depress it quite a way. The brake function seems ok just dont want this amount of travel

    Ok so to the dumbass question, Does a brake disc and pad change require a brake fluid bleed ?- as if so perhaps that explains the extra pedal travel and maybe they didnt do it

    Would prefer to have some info / ammo before I call them to look at it

    Thanks
     
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  3. dan_a3

    dan_a3 Member

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    Normally you wouldnt change the brake fluid just becuase you was changing the discs and pads, no. Pedal travel is more likely to be something to do with the hydraulics not the friction.
     
  4. spiker

    spiker usually growling at something

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    Any ideas what they might have done ?
     
  5. S3 Dave

    S3 Dave Now running on Heavy Oil

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    Did they change the fluid?? If your not happy just pop back and ask them to bleed the brakes. Wouldn't take long and should resolve any travel.
     
  6. spiker

    spiker usually growling at something

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    Yeah thanks Dave

    I am going back anyway - just wanted to know what the issue was
     
  7. carbster09

    carbster09 New Member

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    Why don't you try bleeding them yourself? Do you have someone that can help you? Its real easy. Old school way, you and a mate open vlv and press pedel. SHUT before you depress the pedel all the way. There's a little more to it.... Or buy a pressure bleeder. They are pretty cool, or gravity bleed, which works. Search for info. Corvetteforum.com is very good for brake questions. They need better brakes. I also have one with killer brakes for a 1971 car.

    Carbster:icon_thumright:
     
  8. sitrials

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    don't forget in newer car you have to activate the ABS pump to bleed them properly! using vag com or such like.
     

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