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Re: Unusual brake wear on Espace

These rear ones look very much alike my old ones on my Megane II (got them changed yesterday). Basically the car was standing too long somewhere and rust got too deep into the disc structure. It also depends somewhat on the material used to make discs. Which is why I've heard that not so many people like Renault OEMs.

My mechanic said that this is what you get with discs - better braking power, but they need to be driven often to clear out the rust. He is very right, as my previous Astra had been standing on the airport for 3 weeks and discs were completely useless afterwards (from new).

With Megane (which was standing at the seller's parking lot too long), I was actually surprised that the front ones did clear out and now they are perfect. For rear discs to clear out, you'll need freeway as they never get hot enough in town driving.

Btw, it has nothing to do with Renault or Espace - I've had it on Opel and I also saw it happen on numerous other brands. It's the matter of driving style and disc quality (hence, buy ATE or Ferodo or similar good brand).
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