seriously fading brakes!!

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seriously fading brakes!!

Postby boredbloke » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:57 pm

Noticed it a couple of times... coming down from high speed i've noticed i'm getting a really bad fade on my brakes... i actually over shot a set of lights earlier by about 5 ft at the end of a motorway/dual carriageway.

its happened a couple of times now.. theres plenty of meat on the pads, I only changed them last summer

cars a 97 esi, discs all around.

that the same size as a SIRs brakes?

if so what other options have i got on improving the braking distance? (without spending huge amounts of cash plz!)

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Re: seriously fading brakes!!

Postby solman » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Standard brakes are mush, buy some MG Calipers and you can enjoy very good braking and on pads that costs about £20 8)

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Re: seriously fading brakes!!

Postby scrom » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:15 pm

is there any chance the rear calipers are sticking? - you might not notice so much compared to the front but worth a look.
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Re: seriously fading brakes!!

Postby boredbloke » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:45 pm

yeah i'm pretty sure the rear drivers side isnt too clever.... what difference would that make to the overall braking of the car...?

and the mg calipers... this a part of the whole zg upgrade thats a sticky?
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Re: seriously fading brakes!!

Postby reckless » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:44 pm

Load detector? Happened on mine, had it changed and brakes were sweet. Just a thought.
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Re: seriously fading brakes!!

Postby Badger » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:58 pm

Try give them all a good overhaul. Dismantle the sliders from the callipers, clean&regrease sliders. Also give the pads and discs a rub down with some wet n dry as they may have glazed a little.
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Re: seriously fading brakes!!

Postby Ally Fish » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:19 pm

Sticking calipers? Very common problem with Honda Civic variants including the Del Sol once they get older. Changed my rear calipers for recon ones and noticed quite an improvement in brake efficiency. If your handbrake is pretty weak & ineffective then it's likely your footbrake force to the rear wheels is not quite what it should be as well since they both act on the same piston.
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