Resurecting this old thread (sorry,
), my 159 now stops like it always should have done, but never did.
OK, it's a big, heavy car but I always felt that the brakes were a bit 'soft' and didn't have the same bite that the ones on the 156 V6 had,
. Then, there was that niggling slight pulse through the pedal as mentioned previously in this thread.
Things came to a head during and after the AO European Run. They were worked very hard,
, on some of the challenging roads that we tackled, so much so that on several occasions the pedal travel was getting longer and longer with each successive corner,
. The pulsing at the pedal turned into a shudder through the steering wheel so I knew that the discs were now well and truly shot, confirmed 2 days after my return when it just scraped through its MOT with an advisory that the front brake balance was on the limit.
So I had these Brake disc – Sport Japan | Tarox
and these Brake pad
supplied and fitted by independent Alfa specialists, CP Garage Services in Dundee, for less than the local dealer could just supply the 'original equipment' standard parts. I realise that most of the improvement (and what an improvement,
) in the brake feel and performance is down to the uprated Fast Road pads, but for less money I've also got some