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by AlexB
Thu May 24, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Disc and pads.....why they feel warped after about 8 months!
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

Yep, this is one of the myths in which many drivers believe. In reality the pads are touching the disks even when the brakes are disengaged, so the handbrake makes little difference. It is recommended to use the handbrake because (a) the attention span of an average driver is shorter than the period...
by AlexB
Thu May 24, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Disc and pads.....why they feel warped after about 8 months!
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

"Scary"? As it is not just a noise, but the actual braking is affected, then you should stop driving and investigate the problem. Remove the wheels and calipers first. If the fault is not obvious, then photograph everything and post here. I've read somewhere, that there was a batch of Meganes with d...
by AlexB
Thu May 24, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Disc and pads.....why they feel warped after about 8 months!
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

What do you mean by "warping"?
by AlexB
Thu May 17, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: JD POWER SURVEY - megane in bottom 10
Replies: 3
Views: 3143

Useless, but have my vote anyway. There are always more replies from the unhappy customers.
by AlexB
Wed May 16, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: OIL
Replies: 11
Views: 5071

Yes, I am using Motul 8100 E-Tech 0w-40. It is a good oil, changing it every 9k, which is half-way between services. The blotter test shows that it is still good when drained, so it might go a slightly longer distance. The EGR valve is clean and the level stays constant within 9k miles. I do many sh...
by AlexB
Wed May 16, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Rear Discs
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

I bought them from
https://www.speedways.co.uk/
on LGC's advice. Not as cheap as sideswipe quoted...
by AlexB
Thu May 10, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Rear Discs
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

ABS rings should be also installed. For this job you will need a long hub nut socket, a long extension/breaker bar and a powerful torque wrench. This is in addition to the "regular" tools. The calliper bolts require threadlock (it was discussed earlier). It is possible to transfer the old bearings a...
by AlexB
Wed May 09, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Seat belt adjusters
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

This is what UK MOT regulations say on the subject of MOT failures: "... a retracting mechanism does not retract the webbing sufficiently to remove all the slack from the belt with the locking mechanism fastened and the seat unoccupied Note 1: In doubtful cases, this should be checked with the seat ...
by AlexB
Sun May 06, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Seat belt adjusters
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

I doubt that they can be adjusted.
by AlexB
Sun May 06, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Cabin Filter
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

No, Scenic II uses a different filter. This data is from Purflux: Megane Scenic II -- all engines: AH(C)234 size 47x216x237 Megane II -- all engines and CC: AH(C)199 size 42x249x181 If anyone is interested, Purflux publishes notes (pictures actually) on replacement of cabin filters. These are only a...
by AlexB
Thu May 03, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Cabin Filter
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Anyone?
by AlexB
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Code P0303
Replies: 15
Views: 6165

https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/generic/p0303-cylinder-3-misfire-detected.php Apart from the above, did they use the special grease when changing the coils? I read about it, but my car is a diesel and, therefore, I don't have relevant experience. I wrote about the corresponding technical not...
by AlexB
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Cabin Filter
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Cabin Filter

Does anybody know where to buy an activated carbon cabin filter? They go in the place of the standard pollen filter. This is an example of such a filter. There are also filters made by Bosch. Purflux AHC199 (anti-odor) (not AH199 !!!) Code 634 419 148 0 Gencode 3 286064 191480 Renault 7701064235 Dat...
by AlexB
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: 8mm square socket
Replies: 6
Views: 3500

https://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?tier1=Draper+Tools&tier2=Draper+Automotive+Tools&tier3=Auto+Service+Tools&cmd=list&tier4=Drive%20Drain%20Plug%20Keys&catRef=38324 https://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?tier1=Draper+Tools&tier2=Draper+Automotive+Tools&tie...
by AlexB
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 9783

YoungTurk, I don't have much experience in this area. The last time I saw thermostat failing, it was my son's Astra-G, z16se engine. The symptoms were classical. The engine took ages (15min or so) to warm up to 70C(!) when stationary and the needle dropped down to the limiter as soon as the car star...

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