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Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Ford KA Sill Repair (38 replies - 29234 views)

They missed 2 letters out of the model name.   "R" & "P" it's really a Ford KrAp ...   Mon Nov 5th, 2012 04:21 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Dangerous? (48 replies - 21524 views)

kit1958 wrote: I do hope that only the outer 2 went on the fail, with the centre as an advisory Why? Was the centre light not ...   Mon Nov 5th, 2012 03:35 pm

Training and Seminars - Reviews, Dates, Questions | MOT Forum > how to become an mot tester with out a garage (9 replies - 12782 views)

TBH first thing I'd advise you to do is take that bloody fag out of your gob! ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2012 08:42 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > retest (5 replies - 2719 views)

When you do a fastrack retest the vts device on one of the first screens says something like- Fastrack can only be used Blah blah  ...   Thu Sep 20th, 2012 05:21 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Emissions Test (17 replies - 5732 views)

  I recently tested a 1970 mini, Of course It HAD to be road tested, so I took it up and down the town hall steps ...   Mon Sep 17th, 2012 06:26 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Brake caliper bolt missing after MOT (21 replies - 11342 views)

philgor wrote: about a year ago, i had a 96' civic on disk's all round, a very common fault is the caliper's handbrake failing. when one needed ...   Sat Sep 1st, 2012 02:42 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Threads are upside down on this forum (8 replies - 4438 views)

Wesley wrote: the other forum, which seems to be closed now?;) They, used to use the alternative system of reading things donwards, which meant you had ...   Sat Sep 1st, 2012 02:29 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > COWBOY (12 replies - 7165 views)

Clifford Pope wrote: Interesting replies, I never realised that. So it seems that in 45 years of taking cars for MOTs I have had the luck, ...   Wed Aug 29th, 2012 02:19 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > split testing (9 replies - 5241 views)

As your boss aint an AE then what hasyour AE at your VTS got to say about this, he's the man who should know! ...   Wed Jun 13th, 2012 05:33 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > 2001 mercedes sprinter ambulance (7 replies - 7491 views)

Does the air compressor work? Either belt driven off engine or an electric pump like Range Rovers etc ...   Sun May 20th, 2012 09:33 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Locked out!! (4 replies - 3753 views)

Well hello everyone! All is working OK now. Took 3 phone calls to virginmedia, eventually the longest wait call was today (Sunday) 50 mins, A very ...   Sun May 20th, 2012 07:21 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > Locked out!! (4 replies - 3753 views)

HI all, I'm on pc at work as I post this. This is because on my home pc where I normally peruse this forum when I ...   Sat May 19th, 2012 02:27 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > not yet (6 replies - 4162 views)

Noddy-hol wrote: hi...thanks for the reply....shame the vosa man didnt explain that when i booked him for the demo/or explained that before the demo started.I ...   Sat May 19th, 2012 02:11 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > masking front & rear position lights (20 replies - 6189 views)

Just as I said earlier 20mins to mask off then 2mins to pull it off afterwards :X ...   Sat May 12th, 2012 05:21 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > masking front & rear position lights (20 replies - 6189 views)

Wag, The question HAS been answered! I can't help feeling that once youv'e got your MoT with advisory re no lights at time of test, you ...   Sat May 12th, 2012 12:26 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > masking front & rear position lights (20 replies - 6189 views)

Fixing them must be less hassle than all this messing about. Spend more time fixing & less time looking for loopholes, that would be best ...   Fri May 11th, 2012 03:21 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > masking front & rear position lights (20 replies - 6189 views)

The manual says permanantley disconected, painted or masked over. The vehicle can only be used during daylight hours and not in times of seriously reduced ...   Fri May 11th, 2012 02:05 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT Retest (22 replies - 11055 views)

If pin missing is not from the arm you had off then it's a missed defect on the initial test! If it is then put some ...   Mon Apr 30th, 2012 03:21 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > VW Scirocco MOT tomorrow (67 replies - 28200 views)

Hey if your skitting me, then I must tell you I went to a very good school. Infact it was a SPECIAL school! lol.... ...   Sun Apr 29th, 2012 03:48 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > VW Scirocco MOT tomorrow (67 replies - 28200 views)

Ah! Now i see. So u think the first garage sabbotaged it? What is it they say "thats not cricket is it). ...   Sat Apr 28th, 2012 02:16 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > VW Scirocco MOT tomorrow (67 replies - 28200 views)

Sorry chaps, I feel like I fell asleep a while back and someoe just prodded me! Can someone decipher this please. How have we got from ...   Sat Apr 28th, 2012 04:16 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Power steering pipes excessively corroded - allegedly (25 replies - 16384 views)

AJ I think it was origonally power steering pipes, but thread got lost and ended up as brake pipes lol.... ...   Thu Apr 19th, 2012 11:25 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Advisories (37 replies - 22113 views)

kit1958 wrote: Just for info many traders turn up with very little or no preparation on cars presented for test & just repair fail items Ageed and ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 03:49 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Advisories (37 replies - 22113 views)

wchris wrote: I take pride in the preparation of my cars prior to a test I can't remember the last time I did not ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 03:19 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Advisories (37 replies - 22113 views)

If a car fails a test and has advisories then they can be removed on the retest because all advisories have to be checked on ...   Mon Apr 9th, 2012 09:37 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Advisories (37 replies - 22113 views)

It amazes me that reputable car dealers and repairers one of each who presented cars for test that failed gas test's. Both occasions we told ...   Sun Apr 8th, 2012 09:40 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

As long as your shure the tread at the edges are NOT cut to the depth as the one with twi and the twi treads ...   Sun Apr 8th, 2012 12:21 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

You'd really only need 1 per tyre width just move it over once you have eliminated the other side 12.5% outer edge As for colour, any ...   Wed Apr 4th, 2012 07:01 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

You know Iv'e just had an idea. Instead of folding paper, guessing or useing one of those stupid triangle card type central area finders. Getting ...   Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 10:48 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

Yes nitros exactly right. It's difficult to tel though when that type of tyre gets worn down wether the shaded area is full depth tread ...   Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 10:42 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

Do you not think that the twi are the best way to find out the true tread depth design to wear up until the end ...   Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 02:16 am

Road Safety Shockers - Dangerous Defects! | MOT Forum > Rusty break lines (84 replies - 19741 views)

I thought it was a third of the wall thickness, not the pipe diameter. The wall being aprox 0.8mm thick when new. I read somewhere that ...   Wed Mar 28th, 2012 06:53 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

Here you go, copied n pasted from the manual: "The tread pattern excludes any tie- bars, tread wear indicators, or features designed to wear out substantially ...   Wed Mar 28th, 2012 06:44 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 14047 views)

Youv'e got to be carefull, as the horizontal/diagonal grooves as Stealth spoke of if they meet the central (ish) grooves that have the twi and ...   Wed Mar 28th, 2012 06:33 am

Training and Seminars - Reviews, Dates, Questions | MOT Forum > how to become an mot tester with out a garage (9 replies - 12782 views)

when on my training course and talking to the trainer, he told us that any status he gained whilst employed by VOSA was lost should ...   Sun Mar 25th, 2012 03:59 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > mot fail (17 replies - 11468 views)

So you didn't have the car MoT'd then? You boght it with a failed MoT? ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 06:01 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Embossing Stamp (7 replies - 6157 views)

We have had a rubber stamp made with our garage details and VTS number on it. ...   Fri Mar 16th, 2012 04:05 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Dangerous MOT Failures (15 replies - 10100 views)

Limotec wrote: Hello to all I have the same problem with some Limousine owners ask me to fit second hand ball joints, tie rod ends & pitman arms. ...   Sun Mar 11th, 2012 03:07 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Renault megane brake hose??? (32 replies - 15706 views)

Wesley wrote: after my recent "spat" with some forum members, i have taken a little time out to "review"what I have "posted", and in this particular topic I can see that I have ...   Sat Feb 11th, 2012 04:24 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Renault megane brake hose??? (32 replies - 15706 views)

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