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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Mushy Brake Pedal

While at the track (first outing in 2019), my brake pedal began to go deeper in the stroke and approached the firewall. Iíve done the obligatory flush (5 liters of DOT4 using GM Tech2) which allowed me to complete one day of a two day autocross. I have replaced master cylinder TWICE with no improvement. I purchased a rebuilt booster only to have my favored garage tell me the booster, check valve, and vacuum hose are all good (I am reluctant to return the booster until the problem is solved). I am rebuilding the calipers but, a second set are on the car and performing consistent with the originals. The pedal is soft with the engine off (i.e., booster off) and even softer with the engine running. NO FLUID LOSS. Steel brake lines are dry and free of kinks. The caliper ďautopsyĒ revealed no anomalies. One thing I have not done is to check wear on Power Slot rotors (< 2 years and 2000 miles) and Hawke HP+ pads (< 1 year of track only). I use HPS for street.
I am slowing down on my performance driving but still do 1-2 track days and a few autocrosses. My Ď02 Z06 is officially a member of the family. Love the car but, this problem has stumped several of us.

Any similar experiences?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 08:54 PM
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Re: Mushy Brake Pedal

I think you might want to look into an aftermarket brake system such as Baer or Wilwood. Six piston pucks on the front would suit yo better I think.

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Re: Mushy Brake Pedal

It sounds like brake fade. Try Wilwood 600 PLUS Super Hi-Temp Racing Brake Fluid. Buy it direct from Wilwood, so you know itís fresh. Itís expensive, but will cost a lot less than new brakes. If you still have fade, THEN you need new brakes.
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