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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:12 pm 
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i didnt really notice this untill i drove a diffrent car, but once i got back into my own car i noticed that unlike the last car i drove i needed a fair bit of effort to pull it up but its not in the relm of buggerd vacum hose hard, i can still get the brakes to lock up so i can still stop reletivly quickly.

on my last service the mechanic said that the brake fluid needed changing (amongst other things), i thought "yea whatever go bleed someone else dry" but now i wonder....can crappy brake fluid give you a hard brake pedal?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:39 pm 
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generally if you suffer from a hard pedal it indicates the booster is faulty,nothing unusual on an ef-el if thats the model your speaking off,and no dirty fluid does not normally result in hard pedal.
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:20 am 
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as above s**t old brake fluid will give you a soft spongy pedal

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:21 pm 
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booster = rooted!
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:23 pm 
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damn, more money to spend that i dont have, well i'll leave it for now since i can still stop the car, but how much would a second hand brake booster cost for an EL Falcon?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:03 pm 
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what was the other car?

When I jump out of my car, and into my sisters EF GLi, no abs, I can feel a massive difference.

ABS cars have further for fluid to travel and vanes to go through, Non abs is almost direct.

I prefer the feel of my car and I know they perform better overall,
However without being cautious, I almost go through the windscreen in hers.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:18 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
what was the other car?

When I jump out of my car, and into my sisters EF GLi, no abs, I can feel a massive difference.

ABS cars have further for fluid to travel and vanes to go through, Non abs is almost direct.

I prefer the feel of my car and I know they perform better overall,
However without being cautious, I almost go through the windscreen in hers.


the other car was a brand spanking new camery, it had no effort in the brakes, very touchy.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:24 pm 
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ahh there you go!

Falcon's built to take a 6'4" bloke! with a strong leg.

Camry's for the ladies! 4foot nothin with no weight!


Bleed the brakes! it'll cost you about $40 for very good fluid and take an hour out of your time.

From there work on the booster is required.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:30 pm 
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not worth bleeding brakes if your going to replace the booster...
rebuilt booster isn't gonna set you back too much.

 

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