Message text written by Joe Curry
>I have not noticed that in Tiny Tim. One question: Did you replace the
>rubber brake hoses when changing to DOT 5. They may have been weakened
>to start with and adding the DOT 5 fluid might make them tend to balloon and
>therefore lead to that spongy feel. I have braided stainless hoses on both my
>Spits and the pedal is solid on each one. Huxley is running Dot 4 and Tiny
>Tim is running DOt 5.<
Joe, very good point. In the car in which I am running the DOT5, it has rubber
hoses, ant not all that new at that!
I had considered firming up the pedal with stainless hoses in order to
compensate for the squishiness, but the
rubber hoses could be part of the problem themselves.
On thy DOT3 car, I did replace the hoses and it greatly improved the pedal
feel. At worst, DOT5 + stainless hoses
will equal DOT3 with rubber!