Quick story to fill all in.
87 GTi. Disc front, drum rear. 3 outlet Master cylinder. 1 line to rear, 1 line each to front brakes.
Very very poor pedal, pretty much to the floor, not much stopping power. Bought the car like this, we tried bleeding when i bought it but to no avail!
Remove and replace booster to known working one, then realise the vacuum hose was cracked and not vacuuming, had a little cry, all good, now I know how to replace a booster! ( note to others, make sure you have a loooong extension bar on your ratchet to reach the bolts under the dash to get the booster out )
Replace vacuum hose with good one. Easy. should be sweet now aye!
Change front brakes to S3 callipers to match my S3 hubs as S1 brakes were worn out and also changed driveshafts. Were working perfect on my old 205 3 months ago, giddy up!
Bleed brakes, starting at the rear drivers side ( furthest from the MC ) working my way around. Get air out at each wheel with nice flow etc into bucket. Swear a little from someone having stolen my trolly jack and having to use a car jack and stands. 15 minutes later pedal feels strong and firm.
Drive car up the drive, pedal pretty much to floor again car stops before running over old lady...nice.
Scratch head a few times. Get pretty angry, but get over it and push on.
Replace master cylinder to 4 port and block appropriate hole with a spare i had on my old car that was fine. Get fluid everywhere and get a little excited that this is the last thing. Clean hands and put gloves on..
Jack up rear drivers side. Swear again from using pis*ing car jack. Remove wheel, open bleed nipple. Give the shout for pedal down to assistant...... Nothing. A few drops of fluid.... Scratch head. Try to remain calm and ponder.
Skip that side and head over to passenger side, same thing. My dead grandma could spit more out! Throw a few tools around. Feel slightly less frustrated then walk about and pick them up. Breath.
Skip that, go to front wheels. Perfect. Full flow, no dramas. Ponder
Decide that perhaps the Master cylinder is rooted.
Buy new Master cylinder, get home with excitement that its all going to work.
( minus 120$ and almost 2 hours of my life on the M5 getting to Kingsgrove and back to Bondi )
Remove wheel and feel pretty confident.
Nothing..... Throw hands in the air. March upstairs crack the biggest beer and tap madly on the Keyboard.....
Here we are.
Anyone have any Ideas?
Apparently the compensators are either stuffed, or I have to jack the car up or park it on a steep hill ( have not worked out how this is possible yet ) and bleed on an angle to "open" the compensators? Sounds mighty difficult to bleed the brakes and a seriously stupid overlooked typical Peugeot thing to do... (rant)
Pressure limiting valve?
Master cylinder must be 3 port not 4 port with bung?
Is there a special way of blocking the extra hole. I just used one supplied and screwed it in tight...
If I cant sort this out I will kill someone or burn the thing to the ground. Its the last thing I have to do to drive it to the Mechanic to blue slip it. I need a car on the road, Im going Mental not having a 205 in my life. The neighbours and giving my grief to get it working and they are all on the list to hit with a mack truck if they dont put 10 socks in it...(rant )
I tried jacking the car up as high as I could go and got the same thing... Was almost at a 35 degree angle.
Rant over. Feel better. Thanks for reading..