spongy brakes

spongy brakes

A brake malfunction caused by air in the brake hydraulic system. The brake's response is sluggish or delayed. The fault is corrected by bleeding the air from the brake system.
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Once I mastered the complicated gearbox and accepted the fact that the spongy brakes had to be applied long before you hoped to come to a halt, it was also a real joy to drive.
Watch slipping clutches, spongy brakes and damage to the alloy bonnet, doors or wheel arches.