As the title states, it seems to me like my brake pedal "dead zone" is huge. By dead zone I mean the distance in pedal travel from full released until I can feel the brakes apply. When they do grab, they grab really well for a 1st gen.
I flushed the original fluid tonight with all new fresh DOT 3. Not sure if I thought it would help... but I was bored and it's really easy with a vacuum bleeder. It made the pedal a little firmer, but it didn't change the travel at all.
I know boosters are common on this gen, but usually isn't that associated with a hard pedal? Because mine's not hard and it has plenty of assist. And we're talking vacuum assist on my car, non ABS.
I'm not sure if a bad master would cause this, most of the time I replace masters for either external or internal leakage. I don't see any external leaks on the booster and my pedal doesn't drop when steady pressure is applied, it holds firm.
Any ideas where to start?