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Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Side Marker Lights (5 replies - 1110 views)

the mot regs say that 50% or more light sources from a given lamp need to work to pass,your photo is unclear as to how ...   Tue Sep 8th, 2020 11:53 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Percentage for advisory on brake imbalance (3 replies - 822 views)

there are some motors prone to this sorta thing most notably corsa d 07-2013 with a few mazdas filling the rest of the podium and ...   Tue Sep 8th, 2020 02:24 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Percentage for advisory on brake imbalance (3 replies - 822 views)

the problem is they changed the rules,if the brake concerned locks(and fronts almost always do) then it passes automatically regardless of imbalance during operation which ...   Mon Sep 7th, 2020 11:56 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Help with workshop mot station I want to lease (2 replies - 852 views)

the short answer is ring the ministry(good luck with that!)cos the rollers and decelerometer are now supposed to be replaced with whats called connected equipment ...   Wed Aug 19th, 2020 06:53 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Front outer wing corrosion (4 replies - 1236 views)

the only way to find out what its like is to get it looked at unfortunately which generally means getting it tested,given you bought the ...   Mon Aug 10th, 2020 07:01 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Front outer wing corrosion (4 replies - 1236 views)

seen it a few times and its generally an advise dependant on extent/area,ideally most of us would need to assess it in the flesh so ...   Mon Aug 10th, 2020 02:18 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

in the absence of a major change in battery technology(cos in terms of weight/range etc we are still at a similar level to the 19th ...   Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 07:24 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

we currently test diesel engines to the manufacturer speecified smoke limit unless not available in which case we test to a(generally much more lenient)default limit.this ...   Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 02:32 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

#Exhausted wrote: Brilliant answer, but I'm not pushing for a ban on loud vehicles. Instead, I'm looking to see whether it would be politically and technically realistic ...   Wed Jul 22nd, 2020 12:09 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

as a further addendum.theyve just finished fitting a kids own exhaust an a car i tested last week,standard trombone fare,still not quite loud enuff for ...   Wed Jul 22nd, 2020 11:43 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

realistically its unenforceable but i will have a bash.first when new equipment is required the ministry dont cough for it,we do so measuring eqpmnt will ...   Wed Jul 22nd, 2020 11:19 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

sorry,shud read 5000rpm ...   Tue Jul 21st, 2020 07:20 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Should MOT exhaust noise regulations be tightened up? (13 replies - 3076 views)

speaking as a car tester no we dont use noise meters,used to do rallying and the decibel limit(checked by the local authority as some stages ...   Tue Jul 21st, 2020 06:09 am

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Intentional broken brake pipe (5 replies - 2160 views)

any chance of a picture?make/model/location perhaps?otherwise all we can do is take our best guess.you mention a copper pipe,they dont corrode typically and are not ...   Fri Jul 10th, 2020 12:13 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Intentional broken brake pipe (5 replies - 2160 views)

i havent seen the car but can only speculate,most times a brake pipe goes pop its because its rotten(most likely)/fouling a moving component or badly ...   Mon Jul 6th, 2020 02:23 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > help in guide (5 replies - 1661 views)

so you mean you want to know where to look it up you mean?its in the intro to the test manual and(i think)its mentioned in ...   Wed Jun 17th, 2020 02:15 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > help in guide (5 replies - 1661 views)

when you go to the log out screen to enter your results below the green box bottom left is cancel test,press it,a list of reasons ...   Tue Jun 16th, 2020 11:57 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > split boots - pass, pass with advisory, fail (4 replies - 1759 views)

wow!lotsa replies!never knew we were so popular!as i mentioned originally it doesnt mean its a bad car but theres obviously a few question marks.the suspension ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2020 09:58 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > split boots - pass, pass with advisory, fail (4 replies - 1759 views)

depends on how they looked in situ,we aint allowed to dismantle it so if they appear(lets say)perished while in the normal running position it could ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2020 02:18 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Test Station 81323 (4 replies - 1276 views)

sorry,my bad.thought your post said 08 not 02 so wont be on the computer record,the rest still stands tho. ...   Sat May 30th, 2020 05:17 am

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Test Station 81323 (4 replies - 1276 views)

think your best bet would be to ring dvsa and ask them.theres about 22000 test stations and unless a former employee goes on here its ...   Sat May 30th, 2020 02:11 am

2020 Coronavirus issues > new MOT rule since coronavirus (8 replies - 2067 views)

well will?which was it? ...   Sat May 16th, 2020 07:08 am

2020 Coronavirus issues > Coronavirus and MOT (2 replies - 844 views)

think you might find its bollox,the only info ive seen is that it might be curtailed early if lockdown ends with a 2 week grace ...   Thu May 14th, 2020 07:15 am

2020 Coronavirus issues > new MOT rule since coronavirus (8 replies - 2067 views)

4 possibilities spring to mind,keep in mind that if tested it wasnt neccesarily tested in may 2019,they can be tested earlier than due or indeed ...   Wed May 13th, 2020 07:28 am

2020 Coronavirus issues > new MOT rule since coronavirus (8 replies - 2067 views)

at that age/spec corrosion is the big enemy,brake pipes/sills/broken springs/seized brakes/balljoints/arches etc in particular,summa the engines+autoboxes that era were fragile,if yours is ok might ...   Wed Apr 22nd, 2020 03:38 pm

2020 Coronavirus issues > new MOT rule since coronavirus (8 replies - 2067 views)

the hint of sarcasm is primarily based on,a-the statement from the ministry outlining the requirements/cut off dates etc,read the small print.b-the amount of guys who ...   Tue Apr 21st, 2020 03:10 pm

2020 Coronavirus issues > new MOT rule since coronavirus (8 replies - 2067 views)

the mot exemption is for vehicles whos mot expires post 30.3/2020 due to a national emergency pandemic.for some reason it doesnt apply to vehicles expired ...   Fri Apr 17th, 2020 01:39 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Formal warning letter (4 replies - 2473 views)

the mere fact that they are attempting to do you for minor items(and yes they DO count the same as if you had missed lets ...   Fri Apr 17th, 2020 12:58 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Formal warning letter (4 replies - 2473 views)

whoops,what the f*** happened there? ...   Tue Apr 14th, 2020 02:42 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Formal warning letter (4 replies - 2473 views)

first thing is refuse to accept disciplinary,9mnths?laughable and against their own rules as are the faults/original period of appeal,ok summa them are classified as minor ...   Tue Apr 14th, 2020 02:40 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Advisory (7 replies - 2994 views)

given the guys last post was more than a fortnite back im assuming its either done or ignored:D ...   Thu Mar 26th, 2020 06:14 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > emissions lamda fail (1 reply - 746 views)

too many to list so I will give you the most common in order-induction/exhaust leaks,pretty much any fault intermittent or otherwise on the management side ...   Thu Mar 26th, 2020 05:00 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Fuel cap hard to access (1 reply - 834 views)

the requirements for the fuel cap are that it forms an effective seal,not clear from your post whether it does up or doesn't or whether ...   Tue Mar 10th, 2020 01:04 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Advisory (7 replies - 2994 views)

unfortunately testwise theres no actual requirement to advise anything and even less incentive to do so when selling it as you've found out.if however there ...   Tue Mar 10th, 2020 12:52 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > ABS light (1 reply - 743 views)

as you've already stated if it doesn't come on/show a fault while being tested we don't fail it.intermittent faults however have a habit of biting ...   Tue Mar 10th, 2020 11:15 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Petol Engine into a Diesel Van (40 replies - 11916 views)

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D ...   Wed Feb 26th, 2020 07:06 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Passenger seats required ? (3 replies - 1057 views)

could be wrong stealth old chap but when you disconnect the passenger seat/belts/wiring on them things it trips the airbag light unless a resistor of ...   Wed Feb 26th, 2020 02:13 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Petol Engine into a Diesel Van (40 replies - 11916 views)

see what I mean?the idjit even copies your spelling mistakes ...   Tue Feb 18th, 2020 07:11 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Petol Engine into a Diesel Van (40 replies - 11916 views)

its a pain in the a**e,i keep getting notifications,go on here only to find some plum has simply reposted an earlier reply.got better ways to ...   Sat Feb 15th, 2020 02:17 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Petol Engine into a Diesel Van (40 replies - 11916 views)

castrolrob wrote: how many guys on here are gonna post the same thing?this is getting real old real quick:shock:still happening:D ...   Fri Feb 14th, 2020 10:49 am


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