|2008/04/21 Got Guts at Thunderhill
π 2008-04-21 20:12 by Merlin in Cars, Ncars
I had just gotten the car back with changed fluids, and brakes, and I was looking forward to getting some instruction from Rick Weldon. I did actually get a few laps from him eventually, but they ended as I got a total brake system failure: loss of hydraulic pressure in the breaking zone before T14.
Thankfully I was able to stop with the parking brake, go around the tire wall at the end of 14, and crub off the rest with a 180 on the tarmac connecting to T8.
Turns out that one of the speedbleeder screws check valve apparently failed, causing the loss of pressure and a good size bubble in the system.
After that, I decided to call it a day, since there was no need to take any risks with a faulty system.
I've decided to get the system replaced with a more reliable big brake kit from brembo, which will hopefully take care such situations in the future.
here are the remaining pictures