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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 08:42 pm
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Road safety campaign urges drivers to #towsafe4freddie
Mot Testing Service RfR 6.1.6 (i) (i)


and what you get on the VT30 is..

and what you get on the VT30 is NOT..Excessively corroded within 30cm of towbar mounting BUT Towbar is fractured :shock:

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https://www.motester.co.uk/history-of-the-mot-test/
[Note: Tester Training rules have changes since this article was posted].
In turn the AE has the power to nominate specially trained individuals to carry out MOT Testing on customers’ cars. So the official name for an MOT Tester is Nominated Tester (NT) because he or she has been nominated by the AE. It should be noted that this is why it is impossible for aspiring young MOT Testers to go to college and learn the profession – they have first to be trained at a Testing Garage and then ‘nominated’ by the AE.

An aspiring Tester also has to have either a certain minimum formal qualification or sit a special examination set by DVSA before then going on a two-day course set up by DVSA to, as they say “calibrate his or her skills”.

Despite being ultimately fully responsible for all MOT Testing, DVSA have never published either a complete training programme or an approved syllabus to train MOT Testers).

Now that Tester Training rules have changed things aint improved & cars have changed significantly since the MOT test was first introduced. Using connected equipment lays the foundations for DVSA to prepare for any future changes to vehicle testing.....:shock:

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right & can a prospective tester nominate him/herself cause if true the title NT dont apply,dot the i's and cross the t's,they may never of worked at a test station.don't require technical expertise to pass or hands on experience working at a station let alone being nominated by one, its as Ronnie said on the What connected MOT equipment means for you blog 'It's not the core of the TEST its the caliber of testers allowed once upon a time being a tester used to mean something'.

anthony marshall posted 05 September
How long before you do away with the N/T altogether?
Julia (DVSA) posted 09 September
Hi Anthony As all testers and mechanics know, cars have changed significantly since the MOT test was first introduced. Using connected equipment lays the foundations for DVSA to prepare for any future changes to vehicle testing.

Foundations!!
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yeah,the ability to spell.for rqmnts for testers ability has increased read rqmnts for testers to spend money on exams that don't require technical expertise to pass and that no one checks anyway has increased:shock:

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increased not deceased? Has something died :shock:

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Stealth wrote:
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Stealth failing an engine management light staying on is not fair on the basis it passes the smoke or emission test what do you think?

I couldn't possibly comment. ;);););)


ok its the thought that counts..in addition to the New MOT Manual..we got https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/what-connected-mot-equipment-means-for-you/
Ronnie posted on 12 September 2019 It's not the core of the TEST its the caliber of testers allowed once upon a time being a tester used to mean something

Julia (DVSA) posted on 17 September 2019
Hi MOT testers have to meet eligibility rules, take a tester qualification course and carry out a demonstration test. They also have to carry out training and assessment every year. With this in mind, the skills required to become an MOT tester have increased not deceased.

& now they got testers nominating themselves?
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Paul S wrote:
Stealth failing an engine management light staying on is not fair on the basis it passes the smoke or emission test what do you think?

I couldn't possibly comment. ;);););)

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https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/mot-testing-service-status/
No longer tells us if there is an MOT testing service outage?:shock:

All that's on there is MOT reminders service & MOT history of a vehicle?. How do we Get the contingency code from the MOT testing service when it aint on the https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/mot-testing-service-status/?

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MOT News for Motorists on this Industry Portal 30th July 2019
https://www.motester.co.uk/is-headlamp-glare-becoming-a-road-safety-hazard/


reminded me of a post on another MOT Forum earlier this month..
Quote "It seems that it became necessary to test the electric headlamp level switch.
I seem to have missed this update and only found out today when I had a dvsa visit.
Where would I have seen it ? I have looked through special notices, is there a web link to changes ?
& a reply..
'if a headlamp adjuster switch is removed for retest it is a pass & advise' https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/what-were-doing-to-improve-the-quality-of-mot-testing/comment-page-1/#comments... (Its the 16 comment from the bottom)

Is there anything that you’re finding particularly unclear about the guidance?.point is on a standard bulb set up sorting the headlamp adjuster/leveler switch can potentially be a very costly exercise so why aint DVSA included said comment/guidance into a SN
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Your not wrong & 'The Tester risk rating is a "Blunt Instrument" It is not a predictor of non compliance it is just an excuse for poor service..and on that note if we did presenter's the same..fail em but not inform what needs to be done what be the state of play:shock:

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yeah,had it come up for the first time yesterday.stop me if im wrong but didn't even comp 1 only supply the failures relevant by age?over a year now and counting....

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Progress..

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Failure is an option: what changes in the MOT test have meant for drivers
It’s one dreaded outcome of the MOT test, which got tougher a year ago this week. We ask those in the know all about it
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/failure-option-what-changes-mot-test-have-meant-drivers

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Stealth what are all those Squigly things that appear in my posts.. ‘ ’ • “  – ➢ .. and so on?

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Stealth.. The draft version seems to be changing every day just now. We will only know for sure on D day....

Super Moderator just after clarification.. Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/motester/public_html/forums/lib.php on line 80

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4.9 ‘Tell-tales’ mandatory for lighting equipment
or
Here’s a thought. You’ve bought a service contract with, say, British Gas.
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Now look at the MOT. DVSA haven’t delivered on their service etc etc etc

Stealth now your back can you please explain the above, sorry for the bother.

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Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/motester/public_html/forums/lib.php on line 80

...anyone else getting the above when visiting this site or is it just me. cant be this...
https://www.mottesting.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/class3457/index.html
11 Categories, & if you separate

Identification of the vehicle
Brakes
Steering
Visibility
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
Axles, wheels, tyres and suspension
Body, structure and attachments
Other equipment
Nuisance
Supplementary tests for buses and coaches
Seat belt installation checks


0 Identification of the vehicle
0.1 Registration plates
0.2 Vehicle identification number (VIN)

1 Brakes
1.1 Condition and operation
1.2 Service brake performance and efficiency
1.3 Secondary brake performance and efficiency
1.4 Parking brake performance and efficiency
1.5 Additional braking device (retarder) performance
1.6 Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
1.7 Electronic braking system (EBS)
1.8 Brake fluid

2 Steering
2.1 Mechanical condition
2.2 Steering wheel and column or handlebar, forks and yokes
2.3 Steering play
2.6 Electronic power steering (EPS)

3 Visibility
3.1 Field of vision
3.2 Condition of glass
3.3 View to rear
3.4 Windscreen wipers
3.5 Windscreen washers

4 Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
4.1 Headlamps
4.2 Front and rear position lamps, daytime running lamps and end-outline marker lamps
4.3 Stop lamps
4.4 Direction indicators and hazard warning lamps
4.5 Front and rear fog lamps
4.6 Reversing lamps
4.7 Rear registration plate lamps
4.8 Rear reflectors
4.9 ‘Tell-tales’ mandatory for lighting equipment
4.10 Trailer electrical socket
4.11 Electrical wiring
4.12 Battery(ies)

5 Axles, wheels, tyres and suspension
5.1 Axles
5.2 Wheels and tyres
5.3 Suspension

6 Body, structure and attachments
6.1 Structure and attachments
6.2 Body and interior

7 Other equipment
7.1 Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (SRS)
7.3 Anti-theft device
7.7 Audible warning (horn)
7.8 Speedometer
7.10 Speed limiter (if required)
7.12 Electronic stability control (ESC)

8 Nuisance
8.1 Noise
8.2 Exhaust emissions
8.4 Other environmental items

9 Supplementary tests for buses and coaches
9.1 Doors
9.6 Passenger grab handles
9.7 Steps and stairs
10 Seat belt installation checks
10.1 Seat belt installation guidance notes

a significant step in the right direction would be to consolidate the above with
https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/
15 Categories & if you separate…it gets numerically worse


Body, chassis, structure
Brakes
Buses and coaches supplementary tests
Identification of the vehicle
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
Noise, emissions and leaks
Non-component advisories
Road wheels
Seat belt installation check
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
Speedometer and speed limiter
Steering
Suspension
Tyres
Visibility

MOTman, martins, KevG, bimmer, anyone why does Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/motester/public_html/forums/lib.php on line 80 keep appearing?

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FORD GALAXY 04 plate.. Offside Front Macpherson strut pin or bush likely to become detached wheel bearing not checked (5.3.4 (a) (ii).. was best could do.
Advised the Nearside Front Macpherson strut, wheel clear of the ground, has vertical and lateral and longitudinal play at top mount within allowed limits.. my point is o/s/f was detached bonding had given way & no RfR (except what I have aforementioned stated), had the same on bmw few weeks back, on that one it was on both sides.

Offside Front suspension upper arm has inadequate clearance with bump stop (on a VW) advisory.. were is the RfR for that

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[Julia (DVSA) posted 17 April 2019
Hi Derek
Allowing testers to record plate values would not be deemed a reliable source for future tests.
We’re exploring options for obtaining specific vehicle data from the various manufacturers..

reliable source?.we can input brake weights so why not emissions value? kinda understand the politics of all this but we are REALLY REALLY FED UP WITH BREATHING THE RESULTANT sh1tE!

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https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/spring-mot-horror-stories/
Fantastic failure, Rock bottom result, Bald ambition, What a cracker! and A big thank you
&
https://autotechnician.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Autotechnician-April-2019.pdf
page 37..
Since May, things have not been standing still. A number of
technicians admitted that, while it has taken some time to
adapt to the new system, they felt well-supported by the DVSA.
Comments from disgruntled professionals on the Agency's
own 'Matters of Testing' blog, however, reveal that some testers are not so happy.
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