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Just for the record, whatever you reply with next , i'm now just going to ignore and put down as useless dribble.
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post #172 of 428 (permalink) Old 18th January 2008
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Hi jamesyboy5593 - yes you are entitled to your opinion - which all goes to running a successful forum - good open healthy discussion is no bad thing. No hard feelings whatsoever on my part and I would like to wish you good luck.

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Worn pads but no warning!

The Vel Satis has a large array of sophisticated warning lights etc but I've just found out that there is no warning when your brake pads are low/warn. My old Citroen used to give you plenty of warning and you could drive for several miles before they were in urgent need of replacement.
Last week after Mondays storms I heard a slight noise from the rear when braking. As it was only 1,800 miles since my last service, where the front pads were replaced, I thought I might have picked-up a stone. Only to find the following day, when I was out on an mission of mercy, that the noise got progressively worse the further I got from home.
Upon close examination it was pretty much metal to metal contact! How pads which were only reckoned to be 50% worn 1,800 miles earlier wear out so quickly, puzzles me. But, also how useful would a warning light/message have been?
Net result 2 new discs (they were not reckoned to be that bad at time of service) and pads and one very difficult to rewind piston as it had come out so far. Thankfully my local Renault dealer managed to fit me in straight away and get me back on the road.
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Hi All

I've just bought a Vel Satis, 3.0 dCi Initiale so I thought I'd tag along to this thread.

Does anyone know of an owners club? I've been told by a forum member that there is a Yahoo group, but I can't find anything more formal than that.

I'm already looking forward to using this car and belonging to a small band of other users. I'm willing to make the inital moves to bring owners into a positon where we could put things on a more formal footing, if there some support. I've never done anything like this before, so it would be a learning curve for me, but I'm willing to give it a go.

I envisage that, for starters, it would just be a case of pooling knowledge and experiences, much like we have on this forum. But in the long term, who knows?

Thanks in advance to all you good people who are going to be answering my many questions on this unusual car .

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post #175 of 428 (permalink) Old 24th March 2008
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I believe that one of our members was running a Vel Satis club. Whether it is still in existance, I don't know. I have in the past offered to run a club in our Clubs section:

I'm still happy to set this up if it would be of use. We currently have 103 members registered with a Vel Satis in their profile and we could let them know by email
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