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Old 08-02-2004, 09:59 AM
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I just had my brake system flushed because my fluid was brown. Long overdue. My brakes still feel really mushy. I'm sure they bled the system. Would SS lines cure this?
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what kind of car?
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97 Civic EX w/rear drums. Just replaced front rotors and pads too.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:09 AM
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Did the brakes feel firm before you flushed the system? If it was firm, then suggest that you bleed the brakes.

If it felt mushy before, how old is the car?
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give him a better bleed job cuz there is more air in the lines
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:12 AM
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They were ultra-mushy before I had the system flushed. I thought that flushing would solve the problem. It's a 1997, and I'm sure the lines are original. Bought the car 2 years ago.
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haha i just noticed that his user name was the fram oil filter number for most hondas
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:14 AM
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I've never really had a firm pedal feel for this car. I'm tempted to change the lines to braided SS lines, but I kinda want to do a rear disc swap eventually and I don't want to waste money on lines for the drums if I'm getting rid of them.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:26 AM
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SS lines arent really gonna give you the rock hard pedal feel your lookin for. Put in a 1" R master cylinder that will give you a better pedal feel
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Right on. Would that bolt up to my current brake booster?
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yes its a direct bolt on, it will even bolt on to your booster but i dont know how compatible a Type R master on an EX booster would be. Should be fine
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You should check the check-valve between the booster and the intake manifold. My dumb-*** in my ricer days replaced that re-enforced line with a cool blue silicone line. The brakes still worked, they just felt mushy.
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Do what trintrom said. Check the rubber hose that goes to your intake manifold from your booster. If that don't work rebleed the system again. If that fails change out your mc/bb to a bigger one.
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Thanks guys.
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or i dont know if itll work with the ek but on the eg u can use the 90-91 ex 1" master cyl. check it out bolts right up .
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