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  1. Spongy Brakes

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi. My 1997 145 has had spongy brakes for a when now. It's fail mot and I apparently need a servo. Any idea where I could get one??
  2. Spider brakes very spongy

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Just changed my discs and pads on my spider ph1 (using mtec black discs (holed and grooved) with apec pads. Couple of things going on. 1) The discs are covered with a black paint which will wear off after a while. But looking at the discs so far (only driven 25 miles) its only the very...
  3. GT Spongy Brake Pedal - Vacuum in the Reservoir?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've noticed my brake pedal going spongy a little about three weeks ago so I took off the reservoir cap and there was a vacuum. The fluid level looked OK so I put the cap back on. The pedal was no longer spongy and all seemed fine. I'd had all the wheels off days beforehand to check for...
  4. Spongy brakes

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi I have a 73 GTV 2000 it has a duel brake system and I have bled it as per the manual which is front and back of the same side at the same time, there was air in the system which I have cleared but the brake pedal still feels spongy. It had new front discs and pads all round about a year ago...
  5. Brake pedal spongy after changing pads

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello again I havnt been on the forum for a while since the door handle broke last year but was wondering if any one else has experienced this since changing the rear pads.I only changed the pads and no brake lines were disconnected the top was removed from the resovoir.When I pumped the pedal...
  6. Normal for pedal to be spongy when very hot?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It is quite warm today and during the last of my running around (I've been driving for hours today - lots of moderate journeys), the brake pedal was travelling a long way on the first press. Is this normal? I am planning to bleed them tomorrow regardless, which will get some fresh fluid in the...
  7. Sudden spongy clutch pedal-tough to engage first or reverse

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I don't drive my Spider that often but took it out for a blast last Sunday, in the week and again this morning. The clutch pedal feels spongy and it's hard to selct first or reverse with the engine running:( All other gears are as sweet as and I can pull off in second or utilise the new...
  8. Spongy brakes

    Alfa MiTo
    When i first got my Sprint i noticed the brakes weren't quite as responsive as my last car but as its only the 2nd car i've driven i put that down to vehicle difference. My sister then drove my car last week and said my brake are terrible and suggested i call the dealer to have a look. Before...
  9. Sudden spongy clutch pedal-tough to engage first or reverse

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I don't drive my Spider that often but took it out for a blast on Sunday and again this morning. The clutch pedal feels spongy and it's hard to selct first or reverse with the engine running. All other grear are as sweet as and I can pull off in second or utilise the new fangled stop start...
  10. Spongy Brake Pedal.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I fitted a new set of front brake pads on my 156 this afternoon, did it by the book, it all came apart okay and went back together fine. I didn't open the bleed nipples, just backed off the pistons with a G clamp and piece of wood and kept my eye on the fluid level in the resevoir so I'm pretty...
  11. 147 TS Spongy Brakes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning! This is my first post as I'm the proud owner of an '02 147 TS I picked up last Friday. It's my first Alfa and I already love it - I've always had hot-ish 106s and Clios so it's nice to be driving something that feels a bit special (Even though some inbred, CR-V driving chump drove into...
  12. Spongy Gearstick GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well the title says it all, I let my uncle drive my car for two minutes and now the gearstick feels spongy when pushing it into gear. It's taking more than normal effort to put it into gear. Can anyone advise what the problem may be?? Thanks
  13. Spongy Clutch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :cry: Can any one offer any advise PLEASE. About three weeks ago my 156 started displaying some very strange symptoms. If I drive the car at high speed (60+ MPH) the clutch pedal goes flat to the floor and I eventually lose the use of the clutch. Once everything has cooled down again (the...
  14. Spongy Brakes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI, I have a 2.5year old 147 ti, 20,000 in the clock, I bought it about 4 weeks ago, I am having trouble getting used to the brake, the pedal feels spongy, and seems to have a fairly long travel. After a brief application and off again, they seem to sharpen up, but I want consistence. The...
  15. Soft, Spongy Brakes

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've just replaced the pads, discs and bled the system. Now, sadly, the brake pedal needs to be pressed very far, and 'pumped' 2-3 times before the brakes actually bit properly. I made sure not to let the brake fluid reservoir run dry. Anyone know what the problem could be?
  16. Spongy brakes

    Alfa GTA
    A lot of magazines wrote that the GTA brakes are very spongy or squishy even though it uses Brembo brakes. I myself had to admit that it feels spongy when braking using a GTA but I only used it for a test drive not as a daily user. Is that a big problem or there is a way to take out the spongy...
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