User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Not liking my new brakes anymore

  1. #1
    Regular Member BlueRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Mexico
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Thumbs down Not liking my new brakes anymore

    Following this......
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=52064

    Today I was accelerating hard an a stupid car changed lanes suddenly....had to step on the brakes hard and to my surprise the beast did not slow down as it used to....was ***king scary...put my hole strength on the pedal and it was hard and suddenly it became...softer....slowly the car slowed down...no ABS by the way! At the end nothing happened.
    Then on an empty street did the same thing..accelerated and suddenly hit on the brakes....same result....not an effective quick stop as it used to be....I always complained on the ABS hitting to early but know it kicks near the end and requires my hole strenght on the brakes.

    Do you think the new pads are crap or is it something else?

  2. #2
    Regular Member BlueRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Mexico
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Ermmmmmmmm...some one

  3. #3
    Full Member plasma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    On the Forum
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    346 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi

    Engine : 150

    Year : 05

    Mileage : 74000

    Default

    Could be a few things mate.. glazed pads... effect it hard to push and not much effect.. boiled brake fluid give u a spongy feel i think? I'll let the guys who know properly answer this one for ya..

  4. #4
    Regular Member m8internet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I had my front brake pads renewed and what a difference
    The wear indicator first came on in the middle of June and was booked in, but yet again the wrong parts arrived
    Last week the wear indicator stopped appearing, making me suspicious that it had in fact burnt through!
    This morning it looked as if there was between 0.5 and 1.0mm of brake material left

    The difference is amazing, even the lightest touch on the brakes and the reduction in speed is what I would normally expect

  5. #5
    Regular Member mushy2007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Liverpool
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    That doesnt sound good, did yer bleed the things?

  6. #6
    Regular Member MysteryElite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North Somerset
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    How many miles since you changed the pads?
    If less than 200 miles it could just be bedding in?
    Was it just pads being changed or other bits as well?

    More than a couple hundred miles and I'd agree with mushy that maybe they need bleeding.

  7. #7
    Regular Member joules2.0t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    surrey
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats


    Trim : SRI


    Year : 53

    Default

    mushy2007

    That doesnt sound good, did yer bleed the things?
    What he said Bled mine when fitting, took half a pint out iof each corner to on the safe side and also change the brake oil. Bled the clutch also.

  8. #8
    Regular Member BlueRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Mexico
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Thanks chaps for the replies.....yes I do have a spongy feel....and I don't think the pads are glazed...I was careful not to, and by this time and miles runned on the new pads they should be "settled" by now....
    Two things jump to mind that you have mentioned.....I might need to change the brake fluid and or....maybe I have air in the system...I don't recall the guy that did the service purged the system...tho he only changed pads and rectifyed disks...don't know how air could have entered the system.
    I will go back to the shop and purge the system for any air...if its still the same I will change the fluid...if that does not work...well the pads are crap and i will look for a different brand.

  9. #9
    Regular Member BlueRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Mexico
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Good news on this side...yeaup! a purge on the system did the trick....now when the beast stops I feel my eyes poping out and my guts pulling forward
    BTW the stock brake system on this is really good IMO, with this new pads the thing stops really good and the ABS now kicks in just when its needed, not like before, that 95% of the hard braking involved the ABS

  10. #10
    Full Member merikiito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northampton
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia CDTi SRi NAV 160

    Trim : SRi

    Engine : A20DTH

    Year : 2009

    Mileage : 88000

    Default

    Glad its sorted
    Lois Griffin: Peter! You're bribing your daughter with a car?
    Peter Griffin: Ah, c'mon, Lois, isn't 'bribe' just another word for 'love'?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Liking This
    By Happy Girl in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th November 2012, 02:42
  2. im liking the insignia
    By pogo in forum Insignia car chat
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 17th July 2012, 22:01
  3. Liking this
    By Happy Girl in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th August 2011, 20:14
  4. Liking These
    By dave16v in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 25th June 2008, 00:22
  5. ok ppl here she is, im liking it loads
    By coopster in forum Styling
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 30th April 2008, 19:00

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •