Hi Patrol gurus.
More questions brake-related. Hope I'm not annoying anyone with my incessant posting, but it is super frustrating sitting in Kenya with the Patrol in the shop.
Vehicle in question is a 2001 4.5 GRX.
I had it at the dealers for a complete checkup and similar after purchasing the thing. All-in-all it's fine, but there were a few nigglies I am sorting out.
One was the brakes. The felt very spongy. Dealership mentioned the master cylinder (my post here: http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=5191
) and this was re placed. However, I had a friend go with the wife when they called to that the 'trol could be collected, and the brakes were still incredibly spongy. Since then, it's been at the dealership, and they've been investigating (I should have taken the 'trol to Graham from the start).
They've just called me. Apparently, they've eventually managed to get the vehicle bled properly. However, they've told me the discs are warped, and therefore the new brake pads only grip on 30% of the disc and this also contributes to the "sponginess" of the brakes. Is this possible ? I would not have expected warp discs to cause a spongy pedal. At the very least, I'd have imagined one would have felt this on the brake pedal...
The discs are still in-spec, so they're going to give them a skim tomorrow. If that doesn't sort it out, I'm settling my bill and taking it to Graham.