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Old 10-06-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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total brake failure

Enjoying an early morning blast along quiet roads , after some heavy braking i thought the brake pedal felt strange. I assumed it was perhaps the ABS briefly cutting in. After next burst of overtaking , my brake pedal started sinking to the floor.
I decided to pull over and almost ran into a ditch as the pedal hit the bulkhead with very little braking left. A puddle of brake fluid was developing in front of a rear tire.
The Porsche dealership explained that my brake pipe had corroded [2003 model] as a result of mud being trapped between the undertray and the body. I have no idea how it got there. So much for my full Porsche dealer service history.
Perhaps this is a check that needs done yearly at the same time as extracting the leaves from the radiator/air con air intakes!

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Good Evening,
I am a new member.
I have an 01 S
Just had my masterbrake cylinder replaced by a top quality mechanic.
He doesnt like the fact that when pushing the pedal hard, it slowly travels down.
Is this normal?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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It is not normal for the brake pedal to do this. It suggests a leak in the brake system, most likely the master cylinder seals, so I think your mechanic did the right thing by replacing it.

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