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#1 brus brother

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

Just in case your 1969 Subie 360 finally died and you were on your way out the door to replace her...
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#2 OregonYeti

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:05 PM

Hmm, I wonder if it's an actual problem or people just not used to these brakes. I'd have to admit I'd be a little nervous if the brakes didn't feel "right", but I'd want to know if it's normal for these.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

Getting good parts might be difficult after the result of the Tsunami.

Manufacturing was interrupted and may never be the same for many years to come in Japan.

That is where a lot of parts come from regardless if the car is made here or not.

Due to the Tsunami shutdown of places making parts, now they may be rushing them out at a pace that will cause bad batches.

They may even be going thru a different supplier, and that could result in bad parts too.

#4 brus brother

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:19 PM

Getting good parts might be difficult after the result of the Tsunami.


Spongy brakes?

#5 porcupine73

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:35 PM

The pedal travels farther than it should. There were no failure issues, no accidents.


Hm that's interesting. There was a previous TSB about this sort of behavior, I believe around the 2000 model year. They said something like the brake pedal may feel strange or something like.

#6 Fairtax4me

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

The pedal travels further than it "should"? Is this an intermittent thing or something that works in slowly as the car wears?
It could just be normal and people are expecting the pedal to feel like a BMW.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:02 PM

The last car I had was a 2010 Honda Fit. Clutch travel was about half of what my Subaru's is, and it had about a half-inch where it engaged. This subaru is a lot more what I like. That Fit took some getting used to. Not sure if this issue is something like that.




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