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Unread 04-29-2002, 08:13 PM   #1
nvyblue_cj7
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Spongy Brakes

Anyone else on here have any solutions for fixing really spongy brakes? I am slowly leaking brake fluid, so I have a feeling I may have an air bubble somewhere, any ideas? Do I have to bleed my lines this soon, or can I wait? Thanks.

Nick

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Unread 04-30-2002, 01:27 AM   #2
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First find the leak ! Your just asking for trouble . I highly recommend steel braided lines they take alot of the "spongey" feeling away .
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Unread 04-30-2002, 01:03 PM   #3
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I too have a spongy brake problem I am trying to solve. I have replaced the master cylinder, and all the brakes are brand new, I mean everything from the new Stainless Braided Rear Line, New Front Hoses, and all new parts (calipers, pads, drum parts, wheel cylinders, etc,etc.)

However, the "in-frame" headers on my 360 are touching the brake lines near the equalizer, and I think it is boiling the brake fluid when it is running, making air bubbles. I'll be installing Fenderwells next...it's not good to have your headers on your brake lines anyway <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
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Unread 05-01-2002, 03:03 PM   #4
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Good to know 4 wheeler, lol, I'll keep that in mind for the future.

Jim, thanks for the rec. on the steel braided lines, I was looking at those and wasn't sure, but I may get them now that you say that.

Nick
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Unread 05-02-2002, 08:40 AM   #5
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Yeh, the Stainless hoses have a smaller inner diameter than stock, so it is more responsive to the pedal.
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