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    Long brake pedal

    Picked up my MK3 astra today, only driven it a short distance but the brake pedal felt quite long,this might be due to me being used to a calibra v6 brakes but what should i be looking at to a possible cause of this or do astras have long brakes pedals.

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    If by long you mean you have to depress it quite a bit for the brakes to apply, it sounds like your master break cylinder is gone, take it in to get checked as it could be quite dangerous driving around in that condition if that is the case. Or as you said, might just be that you're not used to it, but best to get it checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jran7337 View Post
    If by long you mean you have to depress it quite a bit for the brakes to apply, it sounds like your master break cylinder is gone, take it in to get checked as it could be quite dangerous driving around in that condition if that is the case. Or as you said, might just be that you're not used to it, but best to get it checked.
    Yes that's what i mean, will take it in and get it looked at.

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    or could be knackered fluid. i boiled mine and then teh pedal goes long. fluid changed today and back to being good again.

    could be too much water in the fluid (its suppsoed to absorb moisture)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    or could be knackered fluid. i boiled mine and then teh pedal goes long. fluid changed today and back to being good again.

    could be too much water in the fluid (its suppsoed to absorb moisture)
    So you reckon do a fluid change first and then exhaust other options

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    may help. best to do cheaper options first before larger ones.
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    could be as simple as brakes needing to be bled, might have air in the lines
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