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    Mk2 escort brakes questions

    Hi my mk2 has brake servo tower which i lowered around an inch or so where its bolted to inner wing so as not to get in way of twin webers.because the angle has been altered will this effect the performance of brakes.travel.fade etc i cant compare it to how it was before as i altered it from when i bought car.iv got 2 pot discs on front drums rear.would better pads make a diff.or is it matter of fitting 4 pots ets.im not after stop on sixpence just something gives bit more cofidence.cheers for any input

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    Re: Mk2 escort brakes questions

    Hi, from memory lowering the servo shouldn’t have any great effect on the overall breaking. If your breaks are under performing it could be a number of things especially if they haven’t been serviced for a long time.
    New good quality pads may be worth fitting but first I’d check for any fluid leaks front to back, and the servo vacuum pipe is in good condition. Then I’d drain and flush the fluid and replace it with quality new and get someone to help you bleed the system fully. While you’re doing that, replace the 3 original rubber flexible hoses with steel braided ones if they aren’t already.
    Going a bit further have a look at your front callipers, again if they are old they get clogged up with break dust and the seals start to wear. Same on your rear pistons.
    Overhaul kits for the callipers and rear drums are fairly cheap and there’s nothing too complicated. There’s a couple of little techniques involved in stripping the callipers apart that will save time and aggravation.
    All a lot cheaper than going out and buying a new break system that you probably don’t need.
    Anything you’re not sure about ask.

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    Re: Mk2 escort brakes questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakspak View Post
    Hi, from memory lowering the servo shouldnít have any great effect on the overall breaking. If your breaks are under performing it could be a number of things especially if they havenít been serviced for a long time.
    New good quality pads may be worth fitting but first Iíd check for any fluid leaks front to back, and the servo vacuum pipe is in good condition. Then Iíd drain and flush the fluid and replace it with quality new and get someone to help you bleed the system fully. While youíre doing that, replace the 3 original rubber flexible hoses with steel braided ones if they arenít already.
    Going a bit further have a look at your front callipers, again if they are old they get clogged up with break dust and the seals start to wear. Same on your rear pistons.
    Overhaul kits for the callipers and rear drums are fairly cheap and thereís nothing too complicated. Thereís a couple of little techniques involved in stripping the callipers apart that will save time and aggravation.
    All a lot cheaper than going out and buying a new break system that you probably donít need.
    Anything youíre not sure about ask.
    Hi thanks for all the ahove info i guess it makes sense to check all those things first

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