Have any of you changed to Autodelta braided brake pipe hoses. I am about to order these and I'm worried sick that I will need to have some sort of pump to bleed the brakes as you do in some cars. Can any body please fill me in on this? Also can anybody tell me if the GTV 2.0 TS comes fitted with 2 or 4 pot brakes as standard. Thanks in advance for your help.
I was going to do it at UCIM I just wanted to know what was involved. By pump I mean that some brake systems require you to pump out all of the fluid before you change the hoses... That is you need a pump to get all the fluid out it won't self drain. Have you changed the hoses on your GTV Mark? what did it involve? Got any other brake mods done?
The old brake fluids should be drained out before pumping in new fluid. I wouldn't dare do it myself, I'm not experienced with bleeding brakes, and I know the consequences could be ugly if not properly done.
I've just replaced mine, (done by Alfa mechanics), they work great with new Tar Ox discs. wink
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Magior:
<strong>the GTV 2.0TS brakes in my opinion are the weakest point of this car</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Brakes are the weakest point of any Alfa.
Here is what I have in mind... I was going to get the braided brake hoses from autodelta and the 20 groove disks found in the shop here at alfa owner as well as some uprated pads. Any other ideas from you lot? I think you guys have hit the nail on the head here the brakes in the GTV feel very soft and there is no real positive response until you press the pedal far in. If any of you have driven a Nissan Micra of all cars you will know what breaking is about and that has front disks and rear drums.
its not just a matter of changing the disks, pads and calipers and using a bracket.
There are many things to change and unless you go all the way and buy every single piece, UCIM will not fit it as according to Alfa Romeo, it was not homologated that way and being such a critical aspect, alfa and ucim would not take responsibility for anything if the worst happens.
i recently tried my friends focus RS. The brakes are to die for! Rest of car wasn't special especially the crap pickup and rodeo acceleration. but the brakes made up for it. it would be great to drive my gtv and know that i wasn't gonna get any fade whatsoever.
we can dream