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Old 06-16-2005, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e36 '94 316 compact

when breakin intensivly the first time i push the break it feels allright but when i need to break more it feels like it has lost its power .. when i release the brake and push it again its brakes like it should ..

need more brake fluid or something more 'evil'??
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e36 '94 316 compact

when breakin intensivly the first time i push the break it feels allright but when i need to break more it feels like it has lost its power .. when i release the brake and push it again its brakes like it should ..

need more brake fluid or something more 'evil'??
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There are two other possibilities. The brakes could have air in the lines and need to be bled. However, when this is the case you normally have to pump the pedal to build up pressure. Secondly, there might be a vacuum leak in the power assist system for the brakes.
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