Now then... old brakes, how come they are always spongey and what's the cure.
Before anyone starts with the obvious (bleeding and new hoses) let me expand.
I've noticed in my old cars that the brakes can never be restored to "as new" sharp/hard pedal no matter how (or how much) you bleed them.
My 155 received new hoses all round (braided)... the pedal was "not bad" but still spongey.
My 145 I've bled to death and the pedal is "not bad" but still spongey.
My mate's Vauxhall Corsa donkey.. we bled that to death.. but still spongey.
Now, seester's Megane. Bled it to death and the pedal is still spongey.
Now I could be doing it wrong..
but I dunno think so. In each car, particularly the Renoort, the pedal feels pretty good until you start the engine. Then it goes a bit spongey.
The pedal doesn't ever collapse... just starts feeling firm until the engine's running.
What's the problem and how can I fix it. It must be related to the Servo in some way, isn't it?