Thanks for all replies chaps, I've been out for a quick look between the rain showers (I have no garage)
Change the brake fluid and check the front pads for glazing.
Well the disks look fine, but obviously they've got quite heavy scoring and an overnight sheen of rust..
Your long pedal travel is unlikely to be due to worn pads as the system as we all know is self adjusting.
Air in the system is most likely and as you have been getting them very hot boiling is likely the culprit.
Change your fluid and re-check your brakes before shelling out on new pads.
Easy said than done, I'm going to have to get it sorted one way or another tomorrow as I've got to use the car for work Tuesday..I've checked the reservoir and its well between the max/min markers although it does have a dirty brown colour (although never having looked in their before no idea if its normal?)
We have now had them made to fit the none Brembo callipers, we fitted 1 set yesterday and they were excellent. Kendal, this is what you need on your car
Great day every one and thanks to everyone that came
Now I know that I WISH I had have had them done first thing; I am however paranoid about cold performance given the car spends 95% of its life on the motorway..I was planning on going for something with a wider performance window..
he probably needs new fluid too. That will be the reason for the long pedal.
AP600 probably not good as a road fluid either, won't last long enough to be worth it.
The fluid was done the same time as the pads about 5months/5000 miles ago/ and 1 track day
Originally Posted by Squadrone Rosso
@ David. Sorry, I forgot to say Ned got a load specially made. No brainer really. They are fantastic pads! Just a thought. Could it have been the diesel leak on the pads?
That is of course a possibility; they do seem to have plenty of material on them but they do have the appearance of what I can only describe as "white dog poo" at the surface that touches the disk.
I'm going have to see if my local dealer has stock/time to fit me in tomorrow to change the fluid and/or the pads, if not I suspect I'm going to be on the phone to ned for a very cautious drive back up to Bedford to see if he can fit me in instead (I HAVE to get this sorted tomorrow).
I really didn't think they'd go off after one track day tho..
THanks for all the replies chaps..