Car model is Renault Megane III Grandtour 1.5 dCi, 2010. Market: Croatia, SE Europe. Euro 5 norm.
I have 2 questions:
- Brake test result shows weak rear breaking force. Service man tells me that it is not necessary to change rear disc brakes and linings, rather to install some cables/cords directly on brake calipers – this will apply to both foot and hand brakes. Also, to scrape the rust of the discs/linings by applying stronger braking force from time to time.
- Q: What are those cables/cords, I’ve never heard for such car part on brake calipers?
- Are those really effective instead of new discs and linings?
- By the sound of the motor, he also asks whether the DPF filter of hard particles or catalyzer had been removed from the engine? I am the second owner and never had problem with passing the eco-test.
- Q: Is this model using DPF (dry) or FAP (wet filter) with catalyzer by default? Is it possible that it could be missing and car regularly passing the eco-test?
- What could be the reasons for removing the DPF/FAP filter or catalyzer by the first owner – car had only 40.000 km by then?
- Does the DPF/FAP filter require cleaning and after how much time / km ?
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