Suspension, Steering and Brakes Brake pedal travel

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by ArcticFire-Account Closed, Thursday 27th Nov, 2014.

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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    Just wondering how much travel others have before their brakes bite? Not sure if I need to bleed my brakes better or replace the fluid.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You can adjust the brake pedal for travel when was the last time fluid was changed?
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    I did a bit of a half hearted bleed and flush a while ago. It does bite almost straight away but doesn't properly bite until about three inches down I reckon, if you know what I mean. Thinking about getting a pressure bleeder or something.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I will post sometime today you can check the travel of the brake pedal and see if that in spec. If it isn't then you can adjust the pedal for a stronger bite.

    A full flush of the brake fluid will help to chase out the water out of the system.and give you better feel.
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    Cheers, will look out for it. Is the brake fluid reservoir cap standard on the CR-V and compatible with these pressure bleeders? I seem to recall you having to get a custom one for the Accord or something?
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I can't say definitively if the Accord pressure bleeder cap is the same ID as the CR-V brake master cylinder.Can you take ID measurement of the mouth and I will compare them. provided that is if you want to go down the alba brake bleeder route.
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    I was thinking of something like the Sealy one which you pump the pressure up by hand?
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Cool just measure the cap mouth before committing mate these caps have to have a perfect fit otherwise you will have brake fluid flying all over the place. Brake fluid and car paint don't like each other.
     
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    Cool, it was something like this:
    although some of the reviews are worrying. Looks like 42mm diameter is the standard cap size according to them.

    For all the times I'll use it I don't think the ALBA one will be financial viable for me so a hand pump one should hopefully be sufficient. Will go and measure the cap.

    Cheers
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I am sure that cap is thread on ID , Honda brake master cylinder aren't threaded mate they have locking tabs 180 degree to each other on the outer lip of the mouth.
     
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    Good point, will watch out for that
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Alternatively you go for
    but you need to check how its sealing the mouth. You really need to look at one before committing.