[Es2] Es2 Digest, Vol 55, Issue 1

Ben Klumper bklumper at mdbworld.com
Tue Jul 29 13:13:00 PDT 2008


The calipers are fixed monoblocks that were purchased used but in like-new 
condition. I haven't had them overhauled but all pistons move freely and the 
dust boots are in good shape. I've kept the stock hydraulic assist. I'm 
going to try a different set of pads to see if that solves the initial bite 
problem. By the way, anyone have a good source for Ferodo DS2500 pads?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
To: <bklumper at mdbworld.com>
Cc: <es2 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: Es2 Digest, Vol 55, Issue 1

Ben, are the 996s fixed or sliding calipers, i.e. on guide pins?
What’s the caliper overhaul history? Is the power assist hydraulic,
ala 20Vs, or vacuum powered? Must be hydraulic as you mentioned the
accumulator. I doubt that there is anything wrong with the MC if you
don’t have a sinking pedal when brakes are applied, and your
hydraulic system is clean.


On Jul 29, 2008, at 12:00 PM, es2-request at audifans.com wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:57:57 -0600
> From: "Ben Klumper" <bklumper at mdbworld.com>
> Subject: [Es2] brake pedal feel
> To: "eS2 List" <es2 at audifans.com>
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> Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can increase initial 'bite'  and 
> decrease pedal effort when braking? The brakes have excellent  stopping 
> power but it requires quite a bit of push. The brake pedal  doesn't have a 
> lot of travel and doesn't feel spongey. It's quite  hard in fact. Feels 
> like not enough hydraulic assist. The pressure  accumulator is new from 
> three years ago. Front brakes are 996  calipers w/ stock Porsche pads 
> (Pagid?) over 323x30 rotors. Rears  are urS4 calipers w/stock S4 pads over 
> 280x25 rotors. This has not  been a progressive problem - it's kind of 
> always been like this,  even with the stock brake set up. Could it be that 
> the MC is worn  out? No signs of leaks at all.
> On a side note relating to the brakes, during prolonged highway  cruising 
> I get a bad intermittent hum/high frequency vibration from  the front left 
> while traveling in a straight line. Only comes on  after about 45 minutes 
> to an hour on the highway. Never in the  city. I can make it go away by 
> touching the brakes or by turning  the wheel slightly left or right, but 
> then it reappears a few  minutes later. Changing the wheel bearing did not 
> solve the  problem. The folks on the S2forum know of this problem and it 
> seems  to be quite common for those who have done the 996 upgrade. Anyone 
> here experience this? Any known solutions? Anyone know if this  problem is 
> common in Porsches?
> Thanks,
> Ben

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