I was getting off exit 9... ...like you know where that is... and while applying normal pressure to the brake pedal, a seal in the flex line at the front drivers side wheel broke and let about a half a quart of brake fluid out all over the road and inside my wheel well.
This was also accompanied by my pedal falling straight to the floor.
I was surprised though to still have some stopping power. I had to mash the pedal into the floor to find it, but i was able to take backroads home safely. I have a stone driveway and I slammed on the brakes when I pulled up and the only wheel that dragged in the rocks was the passenger front.
That surprised me too.
Does our brake fluid resivoar have a division for front/rear? or is it just one tub, one fluid level with front/rear exits at the bottom? If anything i thought I was stopping with the rear wheels only but they werent doing anything at all.
We would need dual brake master cylinders to be able to control front/rear brake bias, right?
ugh. off the road for a couple days. I dunno how I feel about going back to OEM lines. How much are braided stainless ones?
edit: $160 for stainless lines???