This is a discussion on Replaced the factory fill brake fluid within the Focus RS Brakes forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by Moxman I totally agree with you on this subject. I've used all different types of brake bleeders, both pressure and vacuum, and ...
When I got the car and was driving it on the street, I added a pedal spacer for a little while to address the low gas pedal. Then I finally tracked the car - I removed the spacer after 1 session. For sale if anyone wants it...
You just have to deal with the soft bite of initial pedal travel under any real load. Having now played with 2 sets of aftermarket/track pads (G-LOC crap then Mountune track), 2 types of fluid (RBF600 and ATE), and now stainless lines, the pedal just never gets firm on initial bite. Track pads actually make it worse, as you need some heat in them before they work, but then... they work... at least for a few laps depending on compound. Stock pads have the best initial bite - they just don't last past the second hard stop.
This is not uncommon - factory pads are generally built to grab hard once or twice regardless of temp. Track pads are designed to need some heat before really working.
(And no, there's no air in my lines.. have even done a few bleed sessions engaging the hell out of the ABS, followed by re-bleeding, to get rid of most stock fluid)
17 Stealth GrEy Canuck Package. Just rotors, pads, and tires for now...
08 135i with light track mods
04 B6 A4 1.8T with some toys
98 B5 A4 2.8
99 Mustang GT 35th Anniversay
Contact me for your blue lighting interior light package.
Just an old fart having fun. Grateful for everything. Entitled to nothing.