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Motors MOT Pass - Phew!

Discussion in 'General' started by Ryszvaldo, 2 Nov 2006.

  1. Ryszvaldo

    Ryszvaldo Banned

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    Hi just got my baby in through her MOT with just a bit of welding on a heatshield on the exhaust and what a relief! :rock:

    Any one had some close scraps or real howlers when it comes to MOT's?
     
  2. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Mine's in an hour - wish me luck!!!

    I once got a knackered old scirocco through the MOT, luckily the guys at the MOT station were sound and let me pass despite a few things being wrong...
     
  3. Guest-16

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    I'll let you know in two weeks :|

    I already know it's going to fail since it has a horn I can't fix.
     
  4. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Ryszvaldo - Is it an NSX or something (from your avatar?)
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Mine recently failed on a jammed brake caliper and two worn tyres. Managed to free up the caliper and got two Daytons put on. Cost just under £50 altogether, including MOT and re-MOT.

    Stangely, I keep thinking it'll fail on the exhaust as it sounds like someone's chucked a bag of bolts in the backbox. Apparently it sails through the emissions test, so there's no leakage anywhere - it just sounds rough.
     
  6. Ryszvaldo

    Ryszvaldo Banned

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    I wish! I drive a 92 Civic LSi and the image is from Initial D, it is a Mazda FC3S. Need a bigger car now tho, as new baby in Feb and thus FC is even further out of reach - damn my super sperm! :wallbash:

    Mine was like this - sounded horrendous and it turned out to be a loose heatshield, £20 worth of welding et voila!

    Whats up with it? Had to sort out loads of these on Minis, 205's Golfs etc?
     
  7. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Mine failed on steering/suspension components and brakes - been quoted at least 240 to have it done by a garage so I'll probably do it meself this weekend...
     
  8. Guest-16

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    It just doesnt work at all. Ive replaced it with one from the scrappy but that doesnt work either!? Im stumped :(
     
  9. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    I hate to say, but my Golf passed it's MOT about a month ago with only a rear brake bulb needing replaced.

    I did have to get a perished fuel pipe replaced the week before though just to be sure...

    I hate MOT's. I always have horrible butterflies the night before I take it in.
     
  10. Ryszvaldo

    Ryszvaldo Banned

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    Have you put a meter or even a bulb across the connections - was the one from the scrappy dry? They often get water in and then have to be dried out, a hairdryer is great for this, but make sure that there is current across the connections first...

    Was it the front or the back brakes that failed as they are a sod to do on a 205 if the hose is seized on the back of the drum...
     
  11. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Mine got through its MOT a couple of weeks ago. Only needed the main beams adjusting and a numberplate bulb replacing which was a relief. I did get a few advisories though such as a corroding rear brake pipe which I didn't know about but that does need replacing soon so it was worth the money to find that out to be honest!

    It was a little nerve-wracking though, with it being an old car there's a lot of parts that potentially could have been rather worse for wear.
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Depends if you love your car or not tbh. I can't really give a **** either way cause it's only worth 50p.
     
  13. Big_Adam

    Big_Adam New Member

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    I failed my MOT.

    Wasn't very happy about that. needs a bit of welding done but i'm giving everything else a go myself. Apart from the CV boot.
     
  14. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    I love mine ;)
     
  15. Rav

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    The control switch in the wheel/stalk might be duff, or the wires to/from the horn might have broken or developed a high resistance. Get a cheap switch from maplins and some wire, drill a few holes and bob's yer uncle. As long as the control is accessible to the driver, and it's a standard horn you'll be ok. Just tell the tester where the switch is first...

    I work in a VTS, so all the time. Sometimes you get an old dog of a car that passes with a list of advises a mile long, and then maybe a 5 year old Ford or something that's as rotten as a pear. And then you get people who blatantly don't look after their car (one woman came in when the oil light was on ffs, had to put several litres in before it reached the dip stick and we could do the emissions test) which makes me think that part of the driving test should be about basic vehicle maintenance.

    We do get some nice cars in though, from old 1930's Bentlys up to Aston DB7s, but they don't come round every week.
     
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    Woot. Nice idea, Rav :) I'll give it a go.
     
  17. PilchY

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    Looks bindi is off for some moddage!

    My new car is due for mot in april, but the car i got rid of a citroen AX GT was getting a bit ragged, so i sold it and now the MOT has ran out.. poor bugger who brought it...
     
  18. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Mine had £250ish worth of welding done for its last MOT, plus a few niggles. Next one is due in february and it'll need more welding, might fail on the emissions test as it burns a fair amount of oil whilst cold. Also the rear drums have started to stick a bit but I'm planning to replace them before then anyway.
     
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