need advice/comments!.....weak breaks
When my dad got his 93 SE i noticed right away after driving it that his breaks were MUCH more powerfull and responsive than the ones on my 88 LE. both cars have discs up front and drums in rear. So i figured there was something wrong with my master break cylinder (like a tired seal). considering it had 200k miles on it, i changed it. performance of the breaks didnt change. the system has been bled with a bleeder several times so that rules out a air bubble in the lines.
here are some quirks of my breaks:
1. odd break travel, it takes an inch or two of pushing on the break before the breaks will respond.
2. if in gear, apply breaks, then put in park or nuetral, the break pedal travels down a inch or so.
3. seems impossible to lock my breaks
4. there doesnt seem to be a correct relatioship between the amount of work put into the pedal to the amount of stopping. on my dads it feels great and natureal, but on my 88 ive trained my foot to put down the right pressure for the desired stopping.
im posting about this now cuz last night my car was loaded with my buddies and i slammed on my brakes as hard as i could and the car traveled a much longer distance to stop than it should have.
notes: the 93 has ABS; 88 doesnt. my e brack does work properly.
thanks in advance-
1999-2007: ___1988 Bonneville LE LN3 (Vin C) @ 273,000 miles
and still going strong (<-Faded sun fried grayish ie needs paint)
2007-Present: ___1993 Bonneville SE L27 @ 210,000
Speeding around So Cal (<-Beautiful Forest Green)
Mods: Sylvania Silver Star headlamps. Remote start system with pageing device. K&N air filter. Tranny Cooler. High-flow cat with Magnaflow muffler. Full Class II hitch setup.