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Re: Renault Master Project - Brake compensator

Apart from regulating pressure when loaded it will also reduce pressure if the front of the van dips during sudden braking - making the rear end light. If the rear wheels locked during heavy braking the driver may end up seeing the rear of the van flash past his eyes In other words the van may go into an uncontrollable spin - especially if he had to brake whilst turning or on when cornering. I appreciate you may not load your vehicle heavily so all the more reason to have the regulator. Contrary to popular belief the regulator doesn't affect the overall pressure in the braking system - it just distributes it more efficiently.

At the end of the day it doen't say much for MOT testing. Over here in Northern Ireland if anyone buys a car from the UK mainland with a valid MOT certifcate they immediately have it retested in Northern Ireland were the MOT rules are more strict and there are no advisories - either it passes or fails.
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