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 Posted: Wed Feb 9th, 2011 11:02 pm
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ADS UK LTD wrote: The picture of the suspension prescribed area is interesting?

The patch repair looks like a continuous seam weld and painted over, but I'll bet the corrosion (excessive hole(s)) are still underneath the plated repair, and I don't think it would be considered a repair "virtually as strong as original design" would it?

Appendix C par 10 springs to mind.


have another "closer" look at the photo sir:?                                                  

who can forget the old favourite "it was allright when i brought it in":D

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Wesley wrote: ADS UK LTD wrote: The picture of the suspension prescribed area is interesting?

The patch repair looks like a continuous seam weld and painted over, but I'll bet the corrosion (excessive hole(s)) are still underneath the plated repair, and I don't think it would be considered a repair "virtually as strong as original design" would it?

Appendix C par 10 springs to mind.

Hmmm, and what should i reply here?????:?:?:?:?

Well, whatever sparks your fire lol:D

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ADS UK LTD wrote: The picture of the suspension prescribed area is interesting?

The patch repair looks like a continuous seam weld and painted over, but I'll bet the corrosion (excessive hole(s)) are still underneath the plated repair, and I don't think it would be considered a repair "virtually as strong as original design" would it?

Appendix C par 10 springs to mind.

Hmmm, and what should i reply here?????:?:?:?:?

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The picture of the suspension prescribed area is interesting?

The patch repair looks like a continuous seam weld and painted over, but I'll bet the corrosion (excessive hole(s)) are still underneath the plated repair, and I don't think it would be considered a repair "virtually as strong as original design" would it?

Appendix C par 10 springs to mind.

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I had a scooby in a few months back -  He taped an envalope to the dashboard with a message: "Dear Mr MOT Tester, Drink enclosed if it passes".
Failed and I was £30 down... and he didn't bring it back for a re-test

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My Favourite one I have ever had  "I work for VOSA so don't go mad on it"

Turns out he didnt work for VOSA.   It failed.

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Forgot to mention this one:

Bloke comes in with a Austin Healey 3000 1960, armed with a parts catalogue complaining about the price of the steering box, guess where I went first ?

The steering was that tight it actually jammed on full lock so when i marked on the fail sheet "Dangerous" he went ballistic, with comments like he drives it like this all the time without any problems. I actually knew him quite well and he has 2 daughters so when I explained how would he feel if some nutter on the road ploughed into his daughters stood at a bus stop how would he feel ?

I play golf with his brother, so I got loads of stick about this. Then a week later he came back and apologised.

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it dont really need an mot, it's running fine.:P

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The favourite one I always get is when the customer is watching you do the test and see's one of the lights out or my finger goes through the sill "Yeah I'll get that fixed" which loosely means pass it and I'll fix it later. (yeah right!!)

Another one is ; "well the garage up the road passed that last year"

or when they turn up with an emissions certificate from another garage that shows it passed, daring me to fail it.
makes me laugh that one.

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Had one a few years ago. Old girl, watching me conduct the test. When I checked the operation of the servo, everything was fine for a second, then the pedal sunk to the floor as a brake flexi gave out. I said,'I'm sorry but Iwill have to stop the test because a pipe or a hose has split' and was stunned when she said 'why were you testing the brakes on the ramp? they test the brakes over there in the rollers. I'm suing you and my husband's coming up to get you fired' :shock:

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"My brake lights dont work. I think i need new pads"

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"The ball joints are knackered! "
"It's Ok Iv'e got some new ones in the boot"

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" you broke my car , the brakes were fine until you tested them "
my reply was something like " no mate , I have possibly just saved your life as well as the life of anybody else who may have been on the road when that decided to let go "
normally calms them down when they realise what could have happened .

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"Should be OK was only serviced last year."

"And had a new cambelt the year before."

"You Passed it last year mate."

"They're all like that."

"My mate has just fitted a new wheel bearing to it."

"Its been like that since I got it"

"I wondered what that noise was"

"Can you just pass it and I fix it tonight"

"I cant afford to fix it" To which I always reply; "You can't afford to run a car then"

 

Anyone got any more?

 

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A P reg mondeo came in, apart from a brake pipe letting go as it was being checked, it also had some slight play and roughness in a front wheel bearing,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbYAjbN1TkI

Our saturday lad was given a Nissan vanette as a project for him to learn on, "It shouldn't be too bad for the Mot,only had a little welding done for last year's test"
Didn't even need the toffee hammer!!

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