11-13-2004, 07:16 AM
I have 600 miles on my 3.2. Great car, but way too much brake pedal travel. My previous car was a BMW 330i with fabulous braking, but I still think maybe something isn't right. I also have an Allroad with smaller brakes that aren't too hot, but I thought the larger A6 brakes would do the trick. So much pedal travel makes urban rush hour driving harder.
Anyone else notice this problem?
11-13-2004, 07:38 AM
The master cylinder of my S8 moves ~1/2" during braking, and with a 4.5:1 pedal ratio, that translates into about 2-1/2" of pedal travel that does absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, "The Block" almost certainly won't fit on your car, but perhaps a variation is possible.
<img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/17157/TheBlock.jpg"><ul><li><a href="http://forums.audiworld.com/a8/msgs/38595.phtml">S8 Brake Problem</a></li></ul>
11-15-2004, 12:23 PM
I'm dying of curiousity, with the car parked, engine running, hood up ... Can you see the master cylinder move when you press hard on the brake pedal?
Though you may have to remove a plastic cover, I'm assuming that you'll be able to see the master cylinder from the driver's seat.
Anyone else try this?
11-15-2004, 12:44 PM
The master cylinder is under cover. I tried to see if I could detect any movement through the vent holes from the inside of ther car but couldn't get a view. I'm reluctant to remove the cowel (sp) yet on my brand new car. In braking today, the brakes do engage somwhat as soon as the pedal is depressed slightly, but there's a lot of travel before any serious braking. Too bad, since everything else is pretty sporty compared to my past A6s. I'm afraid I'm goint to miss the Beamer's brakes.
I'll keep watching the posts. I'll let you do the experimenting!