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    Hi everyone!
    I had this question in my mind which has been bugging me for quite sometime now.
    a friend of mine used to own a suzuki mehran which was sold in 2008.
    He used to tell me that the brakes are pathetic as they are mechanical brakes(as in bikes) with no hydraulic support or whatever they call it.
    so if his statement was true so it meant that there was no vaccum cylinder and thus no need of brake fluid?
    however he showed me that it had a plastic bottle for brake fluid and one has to keep the fluid under check.
    I used to have a suzuki khyber back then and it also had a similar plastic bottle for brake fluid but there was a hell lot of difference in the braking of both cars.
    khyber brakes were excellent where as mehran had no brakes if compared with khyber.
    now my query is that if mehran is having mechanical brakes with no hydraulic or vaccum assist then why does it have brake fluid reserviour in it?
    if its brakes are hydraulic then why are its brakes so poor?
    I would be thankfull if someone can explain the complete scenario to me in detail in easy wordings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahazoor View Post
    mehran and brakes two different things, so plz dont compare, hahahah
    if u want good brakes then dont go for mehrban, simple equation
    What u say about XLI and brakes.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by waseef View Post
    What u say about XLI and brakes.................
    Mehran's are still better than the crappy XLI. My Mehran stops when I need it to but a XLI is way below in braking standards due to non-availability of the Anti-Lock Braking System commonly known as ABS. We had an XLI and it didn't stop at 130km/h on the highway resulting in a collision with the car in front of us still there was a braking distance of more than 200ft but it never stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
    Thankyou for your input.
    I understand the difference between assisted braking system and non-assisted braking system... can you please tell me the names of some other cars apart from mehran and suzuki carry van which have non-assisted brakes?
    After owning a Mehran, I've learned that if it's an older model, it's brakes will not work as good as when it was new. I'm not talking about the preformance of the brakes but various other things; noises from the brakes, brake pedal feel, pulsating or vibrating brakes, wraped rotors, oil level decreasing, etc. My car has suffered from almost all of these but the braking has remained constant alhamdulillah. It has brought me back alive from shittiest of situations.

    What I'm trying to say is maybe your friend's Mehran has shitty brakes to begin with you know.

    Almost all Japanese "run of the mill" cars (Corolla, Sunny, Familia, Publica, etc) from the 70's came with manual brakes. Toyota, Mazda, Datsun, even the G10 Charade had manual brakes. The FX also uses manual brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supraman2jz View Post
    After owning a Mehran, I've learned that if it's an older model, it's brakes will not work as good as when it was new. I'm not talking about the preformance of the brakes but various other things; noises from the brakes, brake pedal feel, pulsating or vibrating brakes, wraped rotors, oil level decreasing, etc. My car has suffered from almost all of these but the braking has remained constant alhamdulillah. It has brought me back alive from shittiest of situations.

    What I'm trying to say is maybe your friend's Mehran has shitty brakes to begin with you know.

    Almost all Japanese "run of the mill" cars (Corolla, Sunny, Familia, Publica, etc) from the 70's came with manual brakes. Toyota, Mazda, Datsun, even the G10 Charade had manual brakes. The FX also uses manual brakes.
    but the FX had it in only the earlier models that latter were hydraulic. Yeah Mehran's brakes perform well if kept properly. A little negligence towards the braking system of any car what-so-ever will not guarantee any safety for the passengers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekdrifter View Post
    its all due to setting newer mehans have poor brakes i used to have a 2002 mehran but i maintained brakes and every thing on that car very well so breaks were a lot better then newer mehrans but servo has apna maza and khyber is heavy car plus it has cylnder to put load just like in alto which i have now but its all down to regular maintaince and tire size
    i am running stock generals a frined is running nexen on his car and difference is a lot in breaking
    Thankyou so much for your input.
    I understand the difference between the brakes of both cars now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sahhil_22 View Post
    the radiator opening and plastic bottle (reservoir) are under the left front seat (passenger seat). since suzuki carry van is open from underneath (unlike the previous models who had complete sheet under the body to protect engine from mud and water), so the radiator and engine get the required air cooling from there. kept the carry van for good 12 years and still have 3 loaders working for me and my drivers never had an over heating issue. the only thing you need to keep a check on is the water level.
    Sahil thankyou so much for your input... it was really helpfull.
    can you tell me since when suzuki have removed the engine protection sheet from carry vans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahazoor View Post
    mehran and brakes two different things, so plz dont compare, hahahah
    if u want good brakes then dont go for mehrban, simple equation
    Thanks for your input... but I think there must be methods to improve its braking like adding servo and bigger tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waseef View Post
    What u say about XLI and brakes.................
    I dont have it so dont about it... however i have heard its brakes are pathetic... is it true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jatoiali View Post
    Mehran's are still better than the crappy XLI. My Mehran stops when I need it to but a XLI is way below in braking standards due to non-availability of the Anti-Lock Braking System commonly known as ABS. We had an XLI and it didn't stop at 130km/h on the highway resulting in a collision with the car in front of us still there was a braking distance of more than 200ft but it never stopped.
    Thanks God you were saved... the situation you mentioned must have been scary right?
    speed of 130km/h and brakes not performing like they should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supraman2jz View Post
    After owning a Mehran, I've learned that if it's an older model, it's brakes will not work as good as when it was new. I'm not talking about the preformance of the brakes but various other things; noises from the brakes, brake pedal feel, pulsating or vibrating brakes, wraped rotors, oil level decreasing, etc. My car has suffered from almost all of these but the braking has remained constant alhamdulillah. It has brought me back alive from shittiest of situations.

    What I'm trying to say is maybe your friend's Mehran has shitty brakes to begin with you know.

    Almost all Japanese "run of the mill" cars (Corolla, Sunny, Familia, Publica, etc) from the 70's came with manual brakes. Toyota, Mazda, Datsun, even the G10 Charade had manual brakes. The FX also uses manual brakes.
    now that was informative.
    thankyou for this information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jatoiali View Post
    but the FX had it in only the earlier models that latter were hydraulic. Yeah Mehran's brakes perform well if kept properly. A little negligence towards the braking system of any car what-so-ever will not guarantee any safety for the passengers.
    which models of fx had hydraulic and which had mechanical brakes?
    do you know the models/years?
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    mehran is just pak suzuki motors ****, nthng else...........
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    do it alone, person to person"

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    Is it recommended to install brake booster in Mehran. I asked Suzuki guy and he said ...Boosters are unsuccessful in Mehran and very difficult to install. I am really worried abt my mehran brakes and need urgent wise suggestion. Awaiting reply
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