I recently bought a 2000 1.8 zetec focus with some soft brakes. It was driveable but the brakes were not too sharp, on it's last MOT it had that the front pads were getting low and I could also see the disks were lipped. With that in mind I bought new pads and disks and fitted them just how I had on other cars.
However, for some reason I cannot seem to get any real pressure? I made sure that I took the cap off the reservoir when pushing the pistons back. With the engine off they feel hard with little travel but as soon as I turn the engine on I have to pump them to get any pressure which is then lost when the pedal is completely released? I took it for a spin at slow speeds and they are definitely worse than before?
I have changed the fluid and bled the system using one of them one man kits, to be honest, a notable amount of air seemed to come out of each wheel (which I did in order starting furthest from the MC).
I starting to fear its a Master Cylinder issue or perhaps the servo?
Any help would be much appreciated.