nigel bickle Posted January 31, 2009 Share Posted January 31, 2009 Bought the eminent 'Mrs B' a Saab c900 softop recently. Full heated leather & near new roof cover the Ã‚Â£300 cost- if I needto break it!Needing a spot of welding (-now underway) and unresolved braking probs- but came with everything to replace the existing consumables. However- Saab franchise service history indicatesongoing long term brake probs...So-stripped the front end to find vented discs-never seen them on an early on before..Look near new,no ridges,no wear lines etc.Reckon they've done about 3000 miles.Pads looked OK too. Decided to fit the new ones-(had to cut the pad back a bit-vented discs took up too much space- but they are still 75% there).New fitting kits-pins etc-marvellousFreed the sliders up -lovely job. Nnew Goodrich flexis went on-that'll sort it.'Xcept it didnt.Took the rears apart-couldnt see anything wrong. Nevertheless, fitted new discs,pads,fitting kit etc -since I'd got them.Flushed ALL the fluid too -mucky job but best be safe- she's an ''expert'' at last minute braking....Braking is rubbish. Pedal is solid,near the top -feels right. Handrake feels OK-difficult to tell as its on the front wheels..It just doesnt want to stop- like its got gummy Minor drums on instead of whacking great vented discs that should stand it on its nose.No loss of fluid-no indication of servo issues (doesnt feellike that).Running out of ideas so thoughtI might ask '' learned'' for pointers.....please?Secondly- has anyone ever seen a rollbar for one of these? Think it might be prudent to add one-before I let her loose.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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