Brake circuit: Tightening torque
I - FRONT BRAKES
EQ UIPMENT LEVEL SPORT
No. Description Tightening torque (N.m)
(1) Calliper bleed screw10
(2) Guide pin bolts28
(3) Calliper suppor t bolt100
(4) Hub nut280
(5) Brake disc bolt14
-Brake pipe union on the calliper17
Brake fluid: Specifications
BRAKE FLUID REPLACEMENT INTERVAL
Our braking technology, and in particular the disc
brakes (hollow pistons which conduct little heat, have a
low volume of fluid in the cylinder, sliding callipers
avoiding the need for a fluid reserve in the least cooled
area of the wheel), has allowed us to prevent the risk of
« vapour lock » as far as possible, even with heavy
braking (mountainous area). However, current brake
fluids are subject to minor deterioration during the first
months of use due to slight humidity intake. This is why
it is recommended that you change the brake fluid: see
maintenance booklet for the vehicle.
1 - Topping up the level
Wear of the brake pads will result in a gradual drop in
the fluid level in the reservoir.
Do not top up the fluid, as the level will rise again when
the pads are next changed. The brake fluid level must
not fall below the minimum mark.
2 - Approved brake fluid
Mixing two incompatible brake fluids in the brake circuit
may lead to:
-serious risk of leakage due mainly to deterioration of
-deterioration in the operation of the ESP system.
To prevent such risks, it is essential to use only brake
fluids that comply with the RENAULT standard (see
Vehicle: Parts and consumables for the repair) .