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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2012, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Brake imbalance

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I thought I read on here somewhere and/NAM that the 07 on minis could develop a brake imbalance but, I can't find the thread.

I'm supposed to be taking delivery of my Cooper S today but it's just failed the MOT again on uneven brake bias. it's at 27% left on the front. It had been stood for a while before i bought it and on the second test run i gave the brakes some beans and the front left calliper seized. This is why it failed the MOT first time.

Can anyone tell me if I imagined the thread? I'm thinking it can't be a common problem or a forum search would turn up more. Any idea what might cause the imbalance? I get the feeling they are trying to fudge it through the MOT and get shot of me.

This is an indie brtw, not bmw/mini

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if the caliper has siezed you'll will get a imbalance in brake bias
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If both seize you have no brakes, but the balance would be restored
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