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#1 locarno

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:34 PM

Hi

Is there any adjustment for brake force in MK4? I mean adjustment like stronger or weaker braking while litle press brake pedal. I noticed that in the other mk4 pedal can act differently and I'm curious if this can be adjusted.




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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:40 PM

You can adjust the brake booster push rod by tiny increments to change the point at which the brakes engage, if that's what you mean?

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:49 AM

Hi

Is there any adjustment for brake force in MK4? I mean adjustment like stronger or weaker braking while litle press brake pedal. I noticed that in the other mk4 pedal can act differently and I'm curious if this can be adjusted.

 

It's because people can't bleed them properly so what you're feeling is air.  It cannot be adjusted.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 12:10 PM

I agree with Adam-, what you are experiencing is either old brake fluid (it should be changed every 2 years as it's hydroscopic, soaks up moisture from the air) or badly bled brakes... so if i was in your shoes and you can't remember when the brake fluid was replaced, i would replace it... alternatively have it replaced... it's cheap enough and i've never had my brake fluid replaced to than have a problem of a spongy pedal...  



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Posted 22 March 2021 - 02:17 PM

"badly bled brakes". You mean here air in the pipes?



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Posted 22 March 2021 - 10:11 PM

If it is softer, it can be air. But also poor quality brake hoses perhaps can expand under pressure.

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 06:21 AM

Or a vacuum leak resulting in less vacuum in the servo.

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:55 PM

Braking feel in the pedal can be effected by:

 

- Pad thickness

- Air in the system by incorrect bleeding

- ABS pump on it's way out

- Condition of the brake fluid pipes

- Master cylinder leaking

- Water in the brake fluid

- Stuck or sticky callipers

- Never changing the brake fluid

- Running with low brake fluid

 

Could be any of those reasons why...







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