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VW Golf - Duff Braking!

Hairy Ballbag Nov 20, 2007

  1. Hairy Ballbag

    Hairy Ballbag Member

    The Mrs has a '97 MK3 Cabriolet 1.8 8v and getting into it from the comfort of my 2.8 A4 Quattro, was decidedly worried my dearest was driving around in a car that you have to bury the brake pedal into the floor mat to halt the thing.

    The front discs are EBC, pads are EBC green stuff and the rear drums are about 2000 miles old. It has ABS, yes even with drums on the back - so as the actual stoppers are in order, I'm wondering where the problem lies.

    Fluid is full so I'm wondering if the master cylinders are just cack in these things.

    Does anyone know if you can substitute one with a better compression ratio as a straight swap out of another car? I.e would a GTI one be better and would it go straight in?

    Ta - Jon
  2. enda1

    enda1 Member

    I'd get the brake lines bled first, sounds like you have air in the lines which allows excess brake pedal travel

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