First service yesterday; 5500 miles 14 months old.
Bad news on the brakes front. Service report advised immediate rear pad and disc replacement. I can confirm the price mentioned elsewhere on this forum. A whopping £700 to fit both rear discs and pads…!!!
Discs are 216 each and pads 65 for rear set inc. VAT. Fitting pads and discs is “2.5 units” which apparently is quite a lot. Part nos are stamped on the discs; pad no. is 440608195R.
Checked for myself and inner pads are almost on the metal (<1mm left) - in 5k miles?? Outer pad is 3mm.
Service report states disc thickness measures 4.33 which I confirmed yet 4mm min thickness was entered on the report…?? Stamped on the disc it says min thickness 3.5mm. Not much difference I agree but it doesn’t say what the initial thickness was. On the area of the disc right next to the pad where there has never been any contact, I measure 4.6mm. I think the disc wear life is from 4.5 to 3.5 =1mm. So in theory my discs are only 25% worn. These are very small figures compared to a normal car and so I can see how someone might think there is not much life left when really they are ok.
What I need to confirm is what is the thickness of a new disc. I shall ring Renault tomorrow and ask them to measure one - suppose they will have non in stock though…
For now i’ll get some pads from the dealer to fit myself. They are available for 54 Euros on the net but too much hassle for small saving.
The other brake issue I had was a sticking front brake piston. Freed it by taking the caliper off and cleaning the piston sides when pushed out some way.
Anyone else been here with the brakes??