That seems to be the theory from 2 other local mechanics as well. Nothing but the OEM Master Cylinder works correctly.
October, 5, 2012 AT 8:27 PM
Coming from the dealer they should know what needs to be oem. Sometimes only oem parts work.
October, 26, 2012 AT 7:59 PM
So the dealer was wrong.A Honda OEM master cylinder made little difference in the feel of the brake pedal. I replaced the rubber brake lines which helped a little and had the brakes bled 4 times. The latest local diagnosis says I should use Centric OE brake pads up front and that may alleviate the problem. Really? The new ones that went in less than 500 miles ago were Raybestos Quiet Stop. Is a different manufacturers pad really going to make any difference?
October, 27, 2012 AT 5:09 PM
Brake pad quality would affect the braking performance but not the low brake pedal. If it is llow pedal travle that is causing the problem, I would again suggest checking the brake caliper slider bolts and caliper pistons for seizure.
The front brakes would be more likely to cause poor braking efficiency.
October, 27, 2012 AT 5:53 PM
You could also take it somewhere that has the gauge to test caliper clamp force and fluid Pressure to the calipers etc.