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View Poll Results: What Transmision And if you have spongy brakes? E series
Auto Trans Spongy pedal? 14 34.15%
Manual Spongy pedal? 5 12.20%
Auto Non Spongy pedal? 17 41.46%
Manual Non Spongy pedal? 5 12.20%
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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-08-04, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Spongy Brakes E series

Just curios if spongy brakes might have something to do with auto or manual trans.


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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

Bleed the brake lines, should fix your problem.
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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

i bled the brakes when i lowered it on wednesday they feel a bit better but i think it needs rotor it's done 280 000km on the stock rotors

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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

Did you measure their thickness?

Front minimum is 22.4 mm and rear is 12 IIRC
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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

I didnt measure the thickness I'll do that on tuesday when i got a day off Thanks Psycho chicken I'll let you know how i go. if there not below thickness is there any use getting dba cross drilled and slotted rotors?

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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

When I replace my discs I'll be getting DBA slotted. I've heard things about cross drilled being brittle, but that's just my choice to stay away from them, many people here with them are happy.
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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

They can be Rob, i had Drilled/slotteds on the front and ran them with metal king pads, and greenstuff.
Which your not sposed to
and i did a calder race day, with the metal kings and i was lucky i didnt have any probs with them.
But i have seen them crack

The new DBA Kangaroo Paw discs are alot better at disipating heat, or you could just get big brakes.
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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

The transmission you have doesn't have anything to do with brake pedal feel.

If it's really got 280thou kays on the original rotors they probably need replacing.

But I suggest as a minimum you flush & replace the brake fluid, bleed the brakes and ensure the hoses are not split or leaking and all connections are tight.

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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

Transmission does affect braking, because manifold vacuum is used for the brake booster. You will find that manual cars will brake considerably better than autos.
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Re: Spongy Brakes E series

Yeah but that's like saying my brake pedal doesn't seem as effective when I push the accelerator to the floor at the same time.

I agree, changing down manually will increase manifold vacuum available to assist the brake booster but you could also slot the auto into a lower gear too.
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