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Old 07-01-2003, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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Pedal is nice and hard, but...

Just picked up my EA from the brake shop, while it was up on the hoist I took the opportunity to check out the rotors, umm what is the minimum thickness for the rears on an EA? I was told 14mm, well, umm, mine are pushing it to give a reading of 10.5mm!!

The front right looks like someone held a screwdriver on the inner face as the rotor was spun around, I didnt even bother looking at the front left.

I was quoted $159 for "good quality" rear rotors, but Im going to look into some DBA's, anyone know rough prices? would only want slotted, not cross-drilled

Well anyway, took the car for a spin and the pedal is nice and firm, stops much better than before, so Im happy, for now......
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Re: Pedal is nice and hard, but...

So just a vaccum bleed of the brakes was the answer, got any more info on what they did and adjusted at all.

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Re: Pedal is nice and hard, but...

Well actually no, $270 later, a new master cylinder and a full system bleed was the answer
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Re: Pedal is nice and hard, but...

I thought you put a new master cylinder in already, and you were just having problem bleeding the brakes to get correct pedal feel.

Mind posting a quick recap of events. :0)

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Re: Pedal is nice and hard, but...

hehe ok sorry, well I originally tried another master cylinder off another car, which seemed to work ok on that car, got it for nothing, also got no pedal. So I decided to book it in for a vacuum bleed, by the time I made it to the shop, fluid was trickling down the face of the brake booster, so, a NEW master cylinder later, a system bleed and I now have good brakes, now to renew the rotors..
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Rear disc thickness is 12mm.
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Re: Pedal is nice and hard, but...

I can't remember for sure but I remember my slotted fron rotors for an ABS EB2 were something like $150 each. Maybe I'll do a search and find out... Nah, maybe you can because we've all discussed prices etc in a previous thread.

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Re: Pedal is nice and hard, but...

haha thanks guys, well I had a quick look at www.discpads.com.au and have decided to get DBA standard on the rear for around $110 a pair and DBA slotted on the front for around $200 a pair
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