I ran into the same problem with the General Li - the pedal was mushy even 
after bleeding the system even with braided steel lines.  Ultimately what we 
discovered was that the pads (Hawk race pads) were so hard that the caliper 
would flex, providing the mushy feel when static.  On the track, the pads 
worked great and the pedal feel was much improved, probably because the pedal 
stroke wasn't so far as when the car was static.  In other words, it took much 
less pedal when the car was moving to actuate the brakes.  When the car was 
static, the amount of pedal pressure (and the amount of pressure to the 
calipers) was well beyond was was necessary to lock the tyres.   

    On Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:14 AM, Steven Arguello 
<stevenargue...@gmail.com> wrote:
 

 In the ’90’s I had a Volvo 740 piece of crap that I loved, mostly because of 
the brakes and the pedal feel. I’ve bled the brakes on the GTi so many times 
that the fluid is brand-new clear now. And it still feels a little spongy. I 
have it in my head that it’s due to the proportioning valve on the rear axle. I 
freed and cleaned it up, but I can’t really test if it’s working correctly. So 
I want to bypass it using female/ female couplers. It might or might not make 
the pedal feel better, but it should make it easier for the rears to lock up. 
I’ll fix that with a proportioning valve. 
And lastly I’d change out the hoses.
Any thoughts?

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