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Old 1st March 2021, 09:45 AM
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(Yes, I did replace the bolts )
Not going to work too well like that, and it won't improve the handling much either.

Still not had a chance to try mine properly. SORN'ed during lockdown
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Old 25th April 2021, 09:23 PM
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MJ fitted one of her blocks to my Murple yesterday as it comes out of 18 months of hibernation. It was a vexing day with the bonnet release cable snapping and a mouse having eaten the electric insulation above the washer pump causing water ingress and failure!
Replacement cable, new pump and block fitted it's time for a short test drive. Some of you will know I run a custom AP racing brake set,. Six pot calipers and 385mm fully floating disks with EBC yeallow stuff pads.
The brakes are good, but the feel and pedal travel has always been lacking. Well, MJ's block cured that! And some....... Made the tyres squeal and the ABS earn it's living.
Very pleased with the result.
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Old 25th April 2021, 10:45 PM
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yes the brake block really does make a difference
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Old 26th April 2021, 06:12 AM
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It was a vexing day with the bonnet release cable snapping and a mouse having eaten the electric insulation above the washer pump causing water ingress and failure!
I can't imagine MJ reciting this too often

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Old 26th April 2021, 10:26 AM
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Finally fitted mine a couple of weeks ago prior to the MOT. It was MJs video more than anything else that sold me on the idea, but since I haven't had the car above 50mph in over a year and most of my journeys are single digits long including 30mph zones, I can't comment on their effectiveness yet.
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Old 26th April 2021, 03:34 PM
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Just got my S8 MOT'd and back on the road after Lockdown. Fitted the break block and as far as I am concerned it's like chalk and cheese. Feels much more positive. As far as bang for your buck goes, this is a great improvement.
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Old 17th July 2021, 10:10 PM
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Daily drive...Skoda Superb...has spent a bit of time at the dealer recently, so the S8 has become a work car for a few days. This has included a very sharp stop on the way back from Scarborough when something 4 legged ran out in front of the A5 I was behind. MJs brake block might well have saved her from being a parts car already!
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