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MOT Fees | MOT Forum > Free Retests. (36 replies - 56820 views)

hes right,many stations just had a quick look round what theyd failed on previous and passed it.whole point of computer was to stop this ...   Thu Oct 12th, 2006 10:23 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Emissions failure (12 replies - 10212 views)

+2000 rpm for 20 secs,applt throttle til governor operates then smoke test,engine shud NOT be held at governed speed  for any length of ...   Thu Oct 12th, 2006 10:16 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Hydraulic Handbrakes (6 replies - 7129 views)

its not just yours,fiats as a whole are diabolical-particularily uno+cinquecentos.assuming nothings seized then your best bet is to either space out the cross ...   Tue Oct 10th, 2006 11:28 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > mk1 golf wheels sticking out the arch... (6 replies - 7922 views)

wheels protruding beyond the arch is illegal but not part of mot(sure ive written this before)copper shud have done u for breaking construction+use ...   Tue Oct 10th, 2006 11:15 pm

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > Incorrect VIN (9 replies - 9062 views)

have taken to typing full 17 digit vin on every test,only since dvla supplied vin on 1 vehicle i tested only had 15 digits(not ...   Tue Oct 10th, 2006 11:11 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Emissions failure (12 replies - 10212 views)

some fuel additives will help(forte/wynns etc)and will keep injectors and so forth cleaner and as such produce less soot to start with.best advice ...   Tue Oct 10th, 2006 11:03 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Emissions failure (12 replies - 10212 views)

you will probably find that the first acceleration cleared 12 mnths worth of crud out of the exhaust.part of the smoke test is ensuring ...   Thu Oct 5th, 2006 10:35 pm

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > common test faults (6 replies - 9035 views)

cant help you with the nissan.however bearing in mind the computer concerned ( this morning) showed me a kingpin suspension layout on the ...   Thu Oct 5th, 2006 10:19 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Fraudulent MOT test certificate? (11 replies - 11517 views)

the only proscribed areas regarding your vehicle i can think of(bear in mind this is a guesstimate without seeing it)would be rear body/chassis ...   Mon Oct 2nd, 2006 10:25 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > High Level Brake Lamp (3 replies - 4600 views)

all stop lamps fitted to the vehicle at time of test have to work.however if an additional stop lamp(i e your high level one)is ...   Mon Oct 2nd, 2006 09:57 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Protrudings wheels (2 replies - 4031 views)

if they protrude beyond the arches then its illegal,thats why caterhams etc  have those stupid looking wings over the wheels,however its not part ...   Mon Oct 2nd, 2006 09:51 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > steering rack (3 replies - 5264 views)

mot regs state"a power steering component leaking"or words to that effect,they dont give any upper/lower limit on the level of the leak,so if ...   Mon Oct 2nd, 2006 09:46 pm

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > common test faults (6 replies - 9035 views)

part of the sales pitch for computerisation was being able to access vehicle recalls/defect information/common faults etc via the vts device,as this has ...   Mon Oct 2nd, 2006 09:32 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Can brakes pass at one MOT centre and fail at another? (3 replies - 6523 views)

word of mouth is normally the best way to damn or praise any business.its still possible that their equipment is faulty,we run 2 ...   Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 10:46 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Can brakes pass at one MOT centre and fail at another? (3 replies - 6523 views)

ask the mot station concerned what the brake readings were,difficult to guess as you dont state if it failed on service or parking brake,with ...   Fri Sep 22nd, 2006 07:59 pm

MOT Fees | MOT Forum > Free Retests. (36 replies - 56820 views)

we offer half price retest within 7 days currently,when new regs come in wil make life harder.most cars that are taken away cause us ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 11:13 pm

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > Emergency testing on Thurs 07th Sept (5 replies - 6995 views)

we lost about 4 tests,tried logging on at 1.20 no go,at 2.20 finally got thru and got emergency no.when i asked why it wasnt on ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 10:52 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > bedford tk (2 replies - 4929 views)

think your best bet wud b to fit basic campin gear in back(cooker/bed etc)theres no weight limit on camper tests.would still have to go ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 10:14 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Stealth Visits. (10 replies - 10599 views)

had a few over the years,(incognitos i mean)theyre not generally hard to spot,how many punters want to watch their car being tested?normally a few clues ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 10:01 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > TESTING CAR WITH LIMITED SLIP DIFFRENTIAL (3 replies - 8447 views)

as a rule any brake test i conduct on a car wiv lsd i will only run both rollers together as diff drag makes ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 09:48 pm

Computerisation Forum - Problem with the computer? try here | MOT Forum > Special Notices (5 replies - 12807 views)

on computerisation a fair few test stations had their embossing stamps removed,we refused pointing out that embossing defect rectification forms without it could ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 09:35 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Diesel and cats (4 replies - 5657 views)

have removed cats on a few tdi vws,mainly due to oil contamination/blockage from blown turbos.smoke readings are metered not just visual.readings didnt change ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 09:27 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Pre MOT questions (3 replies - 4960 views)

only mention in regs im aware of  is stop lamps/high level.with multiple leds if any are working and its clearly visible it counts as ...   Thu Sep 14th, 2006 09:19 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Forced damage to your car (2 replies - 4831 views)

no he doesnt.not having seen car its difficult to speculate but the corrosion tool rqd 4 test wont do that sort of damage,screwriver will ...   Sun Sep 10th, 2006 10:26 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > American style lights pass or fail? (10 replies - 16340 views)

i can only give you the reply that our local ministry  guy gave when asked the same question,if it drives on english roads it ...   Sun Sep 10th, 2006 10:17 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Rules about permission to carry out work (3 replies - 5503 views)

as per above answer,its considered good manners to get owners permission b4 spending their hard earned.my experience(20yrs+)is that main agents tend to be ...   Sun Sep 10th, 2006 10:00 pm


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