Larry, I like the comment about changing the brake fluid, sound advice I think. It is easy to overlook the fact that brake fluid is hygroscopic and in most climates, absorbs water from the atmosphere at a very alarming rate. This will of course affect the braking capabilities as a few hard applications on the pedal will boil the water in the fluid and hey presto, no brakes !. The absortion of water will also corrode the internal parts, especially in the calipers and shorten the life of the brake components. One question though, we certainly need to change it often, but do we change it hot too ?