Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - Upgrading Brakes on a '97 1.8 Laguna

View Single Post
post #11 of (permalink) Old 7th May 2009
Technical Supremo

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 42,940
Nominated 16 Times in 67 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 28
Thanks: 372
Thanked 5,201 Times in 4,712 Posts
The amount of fluid isn't the issue it's all down to presssure. When flexi-pipes get old they tend to swell when under pressure so some braking effort is lost.

In all honesty if it was my car I would and I wanted good brakes at little expense I would renew all the components as per standard as it surprising how braking systems deteriorate with age - you will be surprised at the difference.
Itis not unusual for braking efficiency to fall very gradually by as much as 25% over 10 years or so. So just by renewing the components you automatically gain improvement.
Even just changing the brake fluid can make quite a difference at times
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l
madnoel10 is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome