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Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Bucket seat and harness (3 replies - 625 views)

Hi. There is provision in the test for competition cars. A fixed seat is perfectly OK in this case. Hope this helps. ...   Sun Sep 20th, 2020 08:08 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > adviosry (2 replies - 946 views)

Hi. Welcome to the forum. Your car won’t fail it’s MOT for a coolant leak. However. It’s a good idea to get it looked at ...   Sun Feb 16th, 2020 11:01 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Air bag light on- MOT failure? (3 replies - 1068 views)

Hi. You should really get it repaired irrespective of whether it will pass with the “bulb” removed. It may save your life. ...   Mon Jan 13th, 2020 11:29 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Hi CO (25 replies - 5267 views)

It’s unlikely to be the Cat. What make and model is it ? ...   Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 02:55 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Rear Screen (1 reply - 1286 views)

No rear screen required for MOT. You may get an advisory that it’s missing. What’s rusty? ...   Wed Jun 5th, 2019 03:27 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > LDV Maxus Fog lights not working (1 reply - 1878 views)

Hi there Harry. This forum is primarily for MOT questions, rather than electrical problems. However one of our members may have knowledge of your van. ...   Sat Feb 16th, 2019 01:27 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > DPF Tampering and the MOT (12 replies - 3756 views)

If there is a wrap around the DPF as you state in the question, we would not be allowed to remove that to investigate further. ...   Mon Jan 28th, 2019 12:03 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > DPF Tampering and the MOT (12 replies - 3756 views)

Hi. Who is the study for? You realise this is a Forum for MOT regulations It’s only relevant to the Road Traffic ...   Sun Jan 27th, 2019 10:58 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Front facing lights (2 replies - 1275 views)

Hi. Welcome to the forum. I’m afraid your lights are illegal regardless of MOT rules. At best you’ll get a ticking off. At worst you’ll ...   Sun Jan 27th, 2019 09:04 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Vauxhall Combo Van (3 replies - 1484 views)

Hi NWR. Welcome to the Forum. I believe this is more of a construction and use question than an MOT one. When we test a passenger ...   Thu Jan 24th, 2019 04:08 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Failure - Lambda and Front Number Plate (8 replies - 2927 views)

Hi. Welcome to the forum. Your engineer is correct about the Emmisions test. Sounds like the later criteria has been applied.by the tester, Probably ...   Fri Dec 21st, 2018 02:55 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT refusal (4 replies - 1744 views)

Hi Merlin. You are quite right. Some cars longer have secondary Bonnet catches. If your car was originally fitted with a secondary catch ...   Wed Dec 5th, 2018 09:23 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Propshaft issue (4 replies - 2195 views)

Thanks JT. Good luck. ...   Mon Oct 15th, 2018 01:23 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Propshaft issue (4 replies - 2195 views)

Im guessing your car is a Freelander? Yes. It’s not a problem. Not part of the test. ...   Sun Oct 14th, 2018 11:30 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > No windscreen wipers (2 replies - 1348 views)

Hi Steve. If the screen is foldable. Like say an older Land Rover. Then you wouldn’t need wipers. Rainex would not be acceptable. ...   Sat Oct 13th, 2018 10:32 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Low Speed Vehicle (4 replies - 2986 views)

They rotate at a speed equivalent to about 5kPH. However it's the effort used to slow them down that's measured. ...   Tue Aug 22nd, 2017 02:44 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Corsa C 2004 rear axle (8 replies - 5173 views)

I agree rob. The one I saw must've been overloaded a lot. Or collision damage or both! ...   Mon Jun 26th, 2017 04:03 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Corsa C 2004 rear axle (8 replies - 5173 views)

I've seen Corsa C rear axles fail a few times. Symptoms are massive camber! They fail on the weld that holds the hub to ...   Sun Jun 25th, 2017 01:09 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT quote estimate (8 replies - 3578 views)

Take the fail sheeet with you. ...   Tue Apr 25th, 2017 05:24 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT quote estimate (8 replies - 3578 views)

I'd be tempted to get a second opinion on this. It's unusual to need a rack for a slightly leaky power steering system. And ...   Mon Apr 24th, 2017 12:20 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT quote estimate (8 replies - 3578 views)

Hi. What make and model of car is it? Have you been putting a lot of power steering fluid in the car? Have you used this ...   Mon Apr 24th, 2017 12:05 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT quote estimate (8 replies - 3578 views)

Hi. Can you post a picture of the fail sheet please? ...   Mon Apr 24th, 2017 11:54 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > pit marks in zone a (4 replies - 2866 views)

Hi, it's unlikely they will. Combined minor damage is a fail. But two chips shouldn't be a problem at all. ...   Sun Apr 16th, 2017 07:39 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > CV boot fail - free retest or partial (7 replies - 3437 views)

Retest fee. If they charge. We don't. ...   Sun Mar 26th, 2017 04:21 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > AEDM,SEAMLESS,BUYING MOT GARAGE,LEASE (5 replies - 3186 views)

I think the key is who is the AE. In our case it's the limited company. In your case it's the current owner of the ...   Sun Mar 19th, 2017 03:02 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > AEDM,SEAMLESS,BUYING MOT GARAGE,LEASE (5 replies - 3186 views)

Not sure. Good Question ...   Sun Mar 19th, 2017 03:00 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > AEDM,SEAMLESS,BUYING MOT GARAGE,LEASE (5 replies - 3186 views)

If it's run by a sole trader I think you won't be able to do a seamless transfer. If it's a Limited Company there's ...   Sun Mar 19th, 2017 11:37 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > steering lock failure (1 reply - 2577 views)

Hi. Welcome to the Forum Your information is correct, If the vehicle has an engine immobiliser fitted. Yours will have a transponder in the key itself. Or ...   Tue Mar 14th, 2017 12:04 pm

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > Computer not allowing RFRs? (3 replies - 2911 views)

Ta. Service desk not available! ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2017 04:22 am

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > Computer not allowing RFRs? (3 replies - 2911 views)

Anyone else having issues adding RFRs today ? ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2017 04:13 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > If it fails but I have time remaining (16 replies - 7719 views)

Hi. In a nutshell the old MOT is still valid. However, it is an offence to drive an unroadworthy car on the road. So, yes you ...   Mon Mar 6th, 2017 10:35 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Corsa D - front suspension leg top mount movement (3 replies - 3863 views)

Hi. Play in the strut top mounts on a CorsaD is normal. I'd be more worried if there was no play on that vehicle. ...   Sat Mar 4th, 2017 10:18 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Bonnet Release patch up (5 replies - 2936 views)

As long as it can be opened and is secured when closed it's a pass. ...   Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 11:45 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Frayed Seatbelt (8 replies - 4305 views)

Pleased to hear it. ...   Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 04:12 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Frayed Seatbelt (8 replies - 4305 views)

Hi Drew. Welcome to the Forum. Looks OK. The belt must be significantly weakened to fail the test. To get rid of the frayed bits, ...   Wed Mar 1st, 2017 12:37 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > TMPS Fail (20 replies - 10143 views)

I think it will allow the fail. It's not that clever. ...   Fri Feb 5th, 2016 07:12 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > TMPS Fail (20 replies - 10143 views)

It's a pass and advise ...   Fri Feb 5th, 2016 07:08 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > KA body rot (39 replies - 17582 views)

Straight line Clifford. It's an imaginary sphere 60 cn in diameter centred on the mounting point of the item in question. ...   Thu Jan 28th, 2016 09:26 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > KA body rot (39 replies - 17582 views)

The only acceptable means of repair would be a seam welded patch. Or of course a new rear 1/4 panel. ...   Sun Jan 17th, 2016 02:22 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > KA body rot (39 replies - 17582 views)

If its within the 30cm prescribed area yes, its part of the monocoque. Tricky to repair too. ...   Sat Jan 16th, 2016 08:14 pm


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