2000 323ci e46, just replaced brake pads allround, peddle now spongy!

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  1. 2000 323ci e46, just replaced brake pads allround, peddle now spongy! 
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    just been for a little run and the peddle now feels spongy, it travels to far and if you sit there with the engine on stationary and push the peddle hard it seems to pulse down a bit at a time.
     
     

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    Maybe bleed the brakes!
     
     

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    shouldn't have to, no bleed nipples were removed undone. so no way air could get in to the system.
     
     

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    take it for a hooning on a quiet road and do some harsh braking to bed them in...new discs n pads alround it aint gonna feel right til ya worked em a bit first...

    may need a bleed tho if it persists...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    As above, new brakes always feel naff!! Also note, I have seen in the past someone change pads all round and they pushed all the pistons back on all four corners (really worn pads) and it ended up pushing fluid out of the reservoir and ended up getting a little air in the system, as daft as that sounds but it happened and obviously it needed bleeding afterwards and a good clean so the brake fluid didn't kill the paintwork.

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    thanks for the replys guys, brakes are good now.
     
     

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    what did you go for in the end? brembo, pagid or ebc?
     
     

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    i went for padgid discs as they are oem spec, and textar pads as they are also oe spec.
     
     

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