I'm new to this Forum and I hope I have chosen the correct section for this Post.
The car in question is an Astra Arctic 1.6 with A/C and a distinctive sporty look. I've owned it about 6 months. I'm not sure what model it is - but it is year "R".
I've just overhauled the front brakes; new pads and discs. A fairly straightforward job. Problem now is that when the car is stationary, the foot-brake pedal has a lot of travel & when the car is in motion - albeit slowly - there is hardly any braking at all: foot goes almost to the floor. In desperation, I have bled the front brakes, but to no avail (the brakes were bled with help of an assistant using the time-honoured tube & jam-jar method. During bleeding, I made sure that the reservoir did not run dry & let air in). However, I can't see that bleeding was necessary anyway since renewing the discs and pads didn't disturb the hydraulic system to the extent of letting any air in. Prior to this maintenance job, the front brakes were reasonable as regards stopping - but clearly in need of overhaul. And there was not this problem of excessive foot-pedal travel.
I'm stuck on this. What have I done wrong?