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    Hi guys I picked up my b dti today but the brakes have a lot of travel but they have apparently been bled as it is new brakes and stuff. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twaiter View Post
    Hi guys I picked up my b dti today but the brakes have a lot of travel but they have apparently been bled as it is new brakes and stuff. Any suggestions?
    "Apparently" bled? Or 100% guarentee'd Bled?

    Bleed them again, if that fails. New brake fluid and top it right up. Otherwise it may be a pedal issue. Which is very, very rare.

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    Not 100 percent sure but the garage said they done it. Personally I don't think it was as when I test drove it it was the same feeling but when he put it thru the mot I requested it failed for this issue but then passed a few days later? So how would I bleed the system my self?

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    The 'b's suffer from air trapped in the ABS modulator, to thoroughly bleed them out you need Vauxcom or such to activate the ABS modulator whilst also bleeding the brakes.. (as per TIS instructions)
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    i have a tech 2 thing on the laptop, so how would i go about bleeing the brakes? is it just a case of taking the cap off the brake fluid canister and pushing the breaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twaiter View Post
    i have a tech 2 thing on the laptop, so how would i go about bleeing the brakes? is it just a case of taking the cap off the brake fluid canister and pushing the breaks?

    Nope, there a bleed nipples on the calipers.

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    could be normal mate mine has being like it since new , had new discs pads fluid bleeded up everything still not brilliant

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    it just feels dangerous! im scared of when i have to break hard!

    i read that the clutch uses the same fluid and i thought as my clutch was heavy it might be related?

    i wonder if its the brake lines are gubbed? maybe expanding under braking pressure and not applying the force... but then surely that alone would fail an mot..

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    I've jsut come from a Signum with 345mm VXR brakes and the Vec B's aren't the best but I'm just going to try and be more careful - we'll see if the MoT test brings up any issues with them...

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    them ABS modulators do go faulty and cause soft pedal...
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