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MalcolmS

MOT - Brake Test Results

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Hi all,

When I got my Esprit MOT'd I got handed the BRAKE TEST RESULTS for the first time ever, as below.

Service Brake Front Left 158Kgf Right 168Kgf Imbalance 15% Efficiency 26%

Service Brake Rear Left 190Kgf Right 201Kgf Imbalance 17% Efficiency 31%

Parking Brake Left 144Kgf Right 157Kgf Efficiency 24%

The figures don't look great but I have nothing to compare them with.

Based on the feel when driving and using the brakes I would say they are poor compared to a modern car but I have no idea if it is my specific Esprit that is poor or brakes are just soooo much better on modern cars.

What figures do other people have from there MOT BRAKE TEST RESULTS for similar car, Giugiaro Esprit Turbo (82)?

Cheers,

Malcolm

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Here are the targets

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_3100.htm

So parking, target 16% achieved 24%. 50% over target minimum.

Service (foot), target 50%, achieved 57%. 14% over minimum target. Not a great pass mark and worth at least pulling the left calliper apart for a lubrication. If that was a good as the right then you'd have been at 62% or 24% over minimum.

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Hi Andy,

Thanks for that. At least I can see why these numbers got it through the MOT.

However I still don't have a feel for whether this is as good as I can expect or should they be close to 100% which would be almost twice as good as they are now.

Does anyone else have the figures from their MOT test?

Cheers,

Malcolm

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