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Well, I have been having some troubling thoughts recently. I bought a set
of Cool Carbon brake pads and I have the CC's on the rear, and I still have the
Repco MM's on the front. One of the front rotors has some slight scoring, but
otherwise, they are perfect. Plus, the MM's and the (stock) rotors are only ab
out 2 years old. I haven't put the CC's on the front because of lack of tools
here at school and I also just got the anti-noise shims for them (I heard they
were noisy). I also just flushed out the brake lines and added new ATE Super
Blue brake fluid. Then I noticed the brakes being a little mushy, so I bled th
em again. Glad I did, I saw a little bit of the old fluid in there?!?! So, I
though all was well, but I have been noticing the brakes feeling very mushy and
not as powerfull as they have been in the past.
The car brakes fine, but it just does not feel right! Anyways, I would n
ot normally worry to much, but I am doing a track event this weekend, and want
to make sure all is well before leaving on Friday. Other than putting in the n
ew CC brake pads on the front, what can you think of that I need to check? Thi
s really bothers me because I want GOOD brakes on the track, and I also don't w
ant my car not to pass the tech inspection because something is wrong? Do you
think I may have to bleed the brakes a third time?
Also, one more thing to add, the brake master cylinder is only about 4 mo
nths old....I had it replaced this summer. I can't think of what else I haven'
t done. I know the hydraulic pump is slowly dying, but that shouldn't affect
brake performance as long as there's plenty of Pentosin in there, right? A fri
end of mine is comming down on Thursday and he has the tools I will need to cha
ge the front pads, but do you think I should just take my car to a mechanic and
let them check the brakes, and put on the pads? Also, remember, I am poor! Th
anks in advance. Anny suggestions would be greatly apprciated. Thanks.