View single post by Joel
 Posted: 06-21-2007 06:14 am
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Joined: 07-01-2005
Location: San Diego, USA
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Update -

Since the problem I was having was what felt like intermittent failure (or sticking or something) of ONLY ONE front brake - it doesn't make sense that it would be the Tipp valve.  If it was the valve the front or the back would fail in it's entirety.   Just feeling like one front brake is working, and that flopping back and forth doesn't sound like the valve.

Anyway, I have new calipers and pads up front now.  And I put on all SS brake lines.  This was a big improvement and I have not felt any 'diving' one way or another.  So, hopefully that solved that problem.

The car still didn't stop the way I wanted it to.  So - off to someone that was supposedly more of an expert.  He took a look and declared the rear shoes to be total crap.  We put on a new set of shoes, turned the drums, bled the system.  She's stopping now!  It's the best it's ever stopped.  So, all it took was replacing the entire system!