Brembo Brake Problems - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
┬╗ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2003, 16:49   #1 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Thumbs down Brembo Brake Problems

Did some driving at high speeds on patchy roads over the weekend and gave a wombat a sore arse due to the brakes experiencing symptoms similar to pad knock off. I had to pump the brakes every couple of kays to get pedal back. On the freeways etc it seems to be okay.

Needless to say I was glad I had seat covers when I saw that huge wombat in the middle of the road and my first reaction (brakes) was less than a rewarding experience. He saw what oversteer in a Pursuit ute looks like and got a free bum wack from the Tickford side skirts.....

The Pursuit did some free roadside grass mowing too! Those slots in the front bumper lower splitter work real well - Victa should patent the design.

I wonder if this is a one off issue?
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2003, 17:10   #2 (permalink)
CEO - The BSR Group
 
Mr Sparkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The sound of 1 cylinder bank´┐
Posts: 4,400
Bit of a worry Pete, to say the least! The pedal felt normal did it, but just no stopping power? You haven't glazed anything in your running in? Master cylinder issues?

I guess you'll be taking it in to get checked out pretty quick?
__________________
Now powered by PCOTY WINNING SR20DET - 32% engine weight, 37% capacity, 50% cylinder count
Clicky clicky here for previous ride! I still miss her!
Mr Sparkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2003, 17:47   #3 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
It's like pad knock off so when you push on the pedal it goes down with minimal resistance until the pistons meet the pads or whatever. I guess another way to say it is that the pedal feels like you've got a bleed nipple open (no force at all). Eventually it reaches a point where the brakes work fine. When the pedal height was fine the brakes work A1.
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2003, 18:03   #4 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
I wonder if it's a fitment issue or a faulty part. Sounds like your brake problem is one of those things that the dealer cannot identify as it only happens under certain conditions.

Hope it gets sorted.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 22:46   #5 (permalink)
BSR
 
XLR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 2,279
any pics of said seat covers post lawn mowing incident???
__________________
BSR DJ

12/03 FPV GT 725
XLR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2003, 23:21   #6 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Quote:
Originally posted by XLR8
any pics of said seat covers post lawn mowing incident???
Nah, I Napisan-ed them.
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2003, 16:52   #7 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Got car back Friday arvo. Brake fluid stains on one of the wheels (Fark) and on Saturday had another scary moment. Rang FPV and told them to pick their shitbox up (they towed it away).

Not friggin happy to say the friggin least.
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2003, 17:07   #8 (permalink)
***** Idiot....
 
LunaticSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Sticks of Central TX
Posts: 10,561
Quote:
Originally posted by Aussie Pete
Got car back Friday arvo. Brake fluid stains on one of the wheels (Fark) and on Saturday had another scary moment. Rang FPV and told them to pick their shitbox up (they towed it away).

Not friggin happy to say the friggin least.
Time to get a real set of brakes on your car.
LunaticSVT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2003, 17:41   #9 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Quote:
Originally posted by LunaticSVT
Time to get a real set of brakes on your car.
What car? Now no one knows where the car is.....
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2003, 17:58   #10 (permalink)
***** Idiot....
 
LunaticSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Sticks of Central TX
Posts: 10,561
you have to be kidding me.
LunaticSVT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake problems C0V3R Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 4 06-26-2003 03:05
Brembo Brake Deal for GT BeansNoMore Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 3 05-04-2003 03:59
Putting the Brakes on the Boss RPO83 FPV & Tickford Forum 11 01-28-2003 14:59
Ford blames its suppliers for quality problems, demands improvement Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 05-28-2002 08:58

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:12.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.