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#61 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:38 PM

Does the braking improve by pumping the pedal? If not it's air in the system or rear brakes out of adjustment. The latter can be ruled out by pulling the handbrake on and seeing how that changes the pedal travel.
Next stop is a jar/bottle and a brake bleed hose.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:42 PM

It's nice to hear you like it. Maybe all that time I spent on Pandas wasnt wasted. I'd knock out the sliding wedges the calipers move on and red rubber grease them. The steel sliders have a habit of welding themselves to the alloy calipers with neglect. This also wrecks the wheel bearing after a while as its only pushing on one side of the disc. They were never spectacular brakes but they should be perfectly capable of locking the wheels up on tarmac if shoved.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:24 PM

Can you try running it pretty fast in reverse then slamming on?  This helped the hopeless brakes when I bought a Fiat 127 a few years ago.


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