Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Fudgehog » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:24 am

Try bleeding them once or twice in the order I posted. Trust me. I had to bleed multiple times to get the firmness close to stock.
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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:29 am

Thanks I only did the front. These Brembos only have 1 bleed screw on the outside of the caliper these are massive as they have to stop a 700HP Camaro they came off maybe there is an air bubble on the inter section of the caliper

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Fudgehog » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:35 am

One bleed screw? Interesting..
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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:54 am

The Regular SS calipers have 2 and a crossover pipe this set has no pipe and 1 bleed screw I think even the pads look different ?

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Fudgehog » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:55 am

I would definitely try back to front starting with right rear, left, front right and front left.

It's most likely a bleed issue.
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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Navy Lifer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:43 am

johnpz2721 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:29 am
Thanks I only did the front. These Brembos only have 1 bleed screw on the outside of the caliper these are massive as they have to stop a 700HP Camaro they came off maybe there is an air bubble on the inter section of the caliper
Take another look.....these are the Gen6 Camaro (Alpha) calipers running on the PPV 345mm rotors. There is no external fluid transfer pipe, true, but there are definitely 2 bleeders on each caliper.

https://www.rockauto.com/info/1/A1_185481_Top__ra_p.jpg
johnpz2721 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:54 am
I think even the pads look different ?
Pads are the same spec as on SS sedan (with earlier caliper configuration) - D1474A, with the small pad dampers, which may not clear OE 18" steel wheels.

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:49 am

The ones I have are much beefeyer than those I wonder how they got them they make 700 and 900
HP versions of there Camaro

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by Navy Lifer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:52 am

Photos?

How many pistons?

What rotors?

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:56 am

4 pistons Stock Rotors

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Re: Spongy Pedal after Brembo update

Post by johnpz2721 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:02 am

Here’s a pic
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