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    Default Brake pedal pressure

    When I drive my Vectra C 2.0dti i am finding that when I first push on the brake pedal it goes all the way to the bottom. If i then release the pedal and press it straight away the pressure returns about half way, then if I release again and press again the pressure retruns to the top of the pedal.

    After a few minutes the same thing happens again, no pressure at all.

    I have check the brake fluid tank and it is full.

    Anyone got any ideas where to start looking?

    I have recently had new brake pads fitted front and back.

    From the forums I have read so far, people have mentioned bleeding the brakes, or a flipped seal in the master cylinder but I have no idea.

    Can anyone please help and point me in the right direction?

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    I am assuming it was ok before the new pads were fitted?

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    how many miles have you done on pads

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    Have you heard of "diesel creep"?

    http://www.brakesint.co.uk/technical.html#techNote202

    (And no, diesel creep isn't the nickname of the Fiat employee who designed the 1.9...)

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    It was like that before the pads were fitted but I had pretty much ran the pads down to the bear minumum.

    Have done about 30 miles with the new pads.

    Hmmm interesting article about the diesel creep, I am just wondering how long the pedal will be like this as it is not ideal driving having to press the pedal a few times.

    Karl

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