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Old 10th February 2019, 11:31   #1
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Rover v8 automatic. What sort of travel should there be on the brake pedal? I've the customary slack handbrake; however the footbrake seems to travel a bit before biting. The brakes do work and will stop the car, just seems to take a while. My comparison is with my diesel tourer and a previous v6 saloon. Both of which feel (felt) a little sharper.

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Old 10th February 2019, 12:01   #2
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I find its the other way round, brakes are much better in the 260. If I drive the 260 for a while then go back to the 1.8T and brake at the same point the result can make me clench up a bit!
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Old 10th February 2019, 19:02   #3
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Has it had new brake pipes or anything that might have introduced air into the system the only way I could get a decent pedal after renewing a brake pipe was at the local dealers with a T4.
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Has it had new brake pipes or anything that might have introduced air into the system the only way I could get a decent pedal after renewing a brake pipe was at the local dealers with a T4.
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Old 10th February 2019, 20:54   #5
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I tried everything else believe me I donít like spending money unnecessarily!
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Old 11th February 2019, 01:09   #6
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Has it had new brake pipes or anything that might have introduced air into the system the only way I could get a decent pedal after renewing a brake pipe was at the local dealers with a T4.
New front discs, callipers, pads and pipes. No t4. Worthwhile finding my nearest t4 owner to give it a check?
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