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my miggy's brake pedal has always seemed to have a fair bit of travel before the brakes really start working - been like that since I've had it (3 months), but a friend says it shouldn't be as much as it is. It does stop OK, just seems to take a bit more effort (and pedal travel) than most other cars I've driven.

When I asked the Vx monkeys about the pedal travel at service time, they said "the omega brakes are always heavy" ... any ideas?
 

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Same story here, I changed from a scorpio and the difference was a bit scary! Instant touch brakes on the scorpio,bend the toes and the brakes were on. On the 'mega it was as if the lines were full of air.
Bled them till clean new fluid came through....no different.
After 2 years i have gotten used to them, when I drive wifes escort I nearly go through windscreen first time I brake.

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yes, forgot to mention that when I had the service done at Vx, I asked them to change the brake fluid. I did get billed for it on the invoice ... I've got used to the travel as well, but if it's "normal" then I'll just live with it ...
 

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Have the same on mine! Was gonna bleed the brakes but will it really not make any difference?? Bit odd to get into my mums old pug 106 or whatever and feel a relatively rock solid brake pedal! Any other brake pedal feels like a race car compared to my meggy's.

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I know what you mean the brakes on the omega require a slight more travel than compared to our mondeo, you only have to flex your toe and they start to come on. But and and big but I would say the omega brakes are really good would say they would pull to a stop a lot sooner, they were used on the M27 this morning, a pratt pulled out from lane 2 to the third lane no signals he never looked nearly clipping my front nearside wing,I needed heavy braking it felt like the tyres were digging into the ground the front of the car you could fill was dipping downwards,so can say the brakes really do the job.
 

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sophos9 said:
You should try the brakes in a calibra....
what is wrong with calibra brakes? mine were excellent, my omegas are not that good even with new pads
 
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Am I the only one with razor sharp brakes on an Omega then? Mine are spot on, stop on a sixpence and frighten people behind me when I stop sometimes.

Then, I did service the brakes when I got it.

Sounds like you all have cheap discs on the front? Vx ones do make a big difference. Ask Laidback66 who drove TheBoy's last week. He will tell you the difference!
 
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Amen to that! :lmao:

Mine have very good brakes and stop the beastie extremely well. :)
 

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Snap, my Omega stops very quick!

My Calibra... thats another story, you have to have a head on wind for it to stop!
 

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agree with Finley they are good brakes very powerful the rapid sensor system sure worked well today, I would of said if it was the mondeo in the situation today it could have been a possible bump.
 
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Am I the only one with razor sharp brakes on an Omega then? Mine are spot on, stop on a sixpence and frighten people behind me when I stop sometimes.

Then, I did service the brakes when I got it.

Sounds like you all have cheap discs on the front? Vx ones do make a big difference. Ask Laidback66 who drove TheBoy's last week. He will tell you the difference!
Yep mine stops pretty quick as well....sometimes think i hit the brakes too hard when i got passengers....ie throws you forward in the seats a bit.
Which aint bad in my opinion for a motor thats getting on for a couple of tons!
Tho I do get a squeaking from them sometimes if you apply them gently....i guess its grit and the such getting in between the pads and disks
 
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agree with Finley they are good brakes very powerful the rapid sensor system sure worked well today, I would of said if it was the mondeo in the situation today it could have been a possible bump.
No no Peter, I'm not having that either. As per my other thread the Mondeo was faultless. Brakes were damned good and that too. Then again, I did service those as well.
 

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I was going to get my fluid changed as my pedal does travel a long way, but the brakes are excellent when needed, just that travel is worrying sometimes :eh
 

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Finley I think you have got the wrong end of the stick, the mondeo is in A1 condition have had the car since new it is a 97 model, really only saying the omega I would think could pull up a bit quicker, could be wrong, both my cars are faultless, and have fantastic brakes,as I have said before it took about a year to find the omega am very fussy with my cars.
 

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Same here - no trouble with the power or effort required. Just a lot of pedal travel compared to other stuff. Will probably try a bleed anyway. Not sure if my discs are VX or not but how can it make a difference? Assuming they are clean, true and unscored, a grey-cast-iron disc is a grey-cast-iron disc aint it? Dont tell me VX alone have some kind of magic high-friction cast-iron???

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RonaldMcBurger said:
Am I the only one with razor sharp brakes on an Omega then? Mine are spot on, stop on a sixpence and frighten people behind me when I stop sometimes.

Then, I did service the brakes when I got it.

Sounds like you all have cheap discs on the front? Vx ones do make a big difference. Ask Laidback66 who drove TheBoy's last week. He will tell you the difference!
My Omega 01Y is the same as RB's - and so was my previous Omega 97R - and before that I had a Granada Scorpio F-reg - Omega brakes are very good and sharp, can't say they are not as good as the granada (which incidentally, some may recall was the first UK car to have ABS as standard - i.e. not as a paid option). Don't know what's your problem, but the brakes are excellent. Maybe your fexible pipes are weak and alightly expanding under pressure, could do with new ones?
 

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Same here - no trouble with the power or effort required. Just a lot of pedal travel compared to other stuff. Will probably try a bleed anyway. Not sure if my discs are VX or not but how can it make a difference? Assuming they are clean, true and unscored, a grey-cast-iron disc is a grey-cast-iron disc aint it? Dont tell me VX alone have some kind of magic high-friction cast-iron???

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As my above thread said it took nearly a year to find the omega that I have now, tried nearly 30 other omegas ( am very fussy when buying cars) years 2000 to 2003 all the brakes on these cars were about the same, so I would call it the norm. Just that when you touch the mondeo brakes its only a fag paper thickness of movement and they are on, the omega I would say I need a few mil and then you are onto heavy braking to it must be down to the design.
 
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