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Pre-MOT Checks - What does my car typically fail on? | MOT Forum > Citroen C5 2.0 HDI on 54 plate (10 replies - 9822 views)

They ain't bad motors, but they do suffer with rear brake calipers. They only have one brake pad retaining pin and the holes for the pin ...   Tue Oct 9th, 2012 01:48 am

Pre-MOT Checks - What does my car typically fail on? | MOT Forum > Golf MK3 (2 replies - 4402 views)

They rot around the bung holes, welded quite a few up. Agree with Kit, front lower arm bushes, brake pipes/hoses are common. I'd add in wheel ...   Thu Aug 2nd, 2012 09:49 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > rear seatbelt center (2 replies - 2605 views)

Hi, Should be fine with the belt and lights. The oil leak will be down to the opinion of the tester on the day. ...   Mon Jul 30th, 2012 11:55 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > New MOT Airbag Laws (5 replies - 8893 views)

Yes is the answer to your last question. :) ...   Fri Jul 27th, 2012 11:01 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Diferent engine fitted - how to test emissions ? (15 replies - 12687 views)

To be fair the difference between a 1974 and a 1976 in regards to emissions is quite a big deal. The 74 engine is only a ...   Sat Jun 16th, 2012 08:53 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Damage to outer sill (7 replies - 13299 views)

Hi, From what you've explained it would be unlikely to fail. Bear in mind that the sill will be checked from the seat mounts as well as ...   Sat Jun 16th, 2012 08:47 pm

General Off-Topic 'Discussions' - when it gets down to the fine detail | MOT Forum > After announcing no MOTs for old cars (10 replies - 6887 views)

Look what the guy who made the decision thinks all pre-60 cars look like :P ...   Fri Jun 1st, 2012 08:49 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Can of worms lol (20 replies - 13055 views)

I've changed my advises on tyre depth recently and also mention the twi. A lot of the fast fit centres seem to think that is where ...   Sat May 26th, 2012 02:26 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Advisory on brake pipes ADVICE PLEASE (6 replies - 6626 views)

Hi, No, there is very little you can do, vosa will not entertain it now that 30 days have passed from the initial pass date - ...   Fri May 4th, 2012 07:04 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Drivers view of the road (64 replies - 35525 views)

I've just commissioned a mural for my wall, might enter it for the Turner prize even. :D ...   Sat Apr 28th, 2012 09:11 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Drivers view of the road (64 replies - 35525 views)

I figured that was what you guys where getting at. from the manual moi: 1. Whilst sitting in the driver's seat and, referring to the diagram ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 10:48 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Drivers view of the road (64 replies - 35525 views)

Yeah true, think i've been reading too much about windscreens lately. :) ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 08:10 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Drivers view of the road (64 replies - 35525 views)

The picture Nitros posted is a good one. Look at where the road is, and then consider 'drivers view of the road' :) ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 03:27 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > Refreshers on course? (27 replies - 28804 views)

Emissions are a measured device, and we shouldn't fast track it. That's the reply I received from Vosa today :) ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 03:20 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Drivers view of the road (64 replies - 35525 views)

It is quite common to have wipers self parking just like the one pictured - Vauxhall in particular are common. I used to pass and advise ...   Wed Apr 25th, 2012 09:28 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > VOSA news on new testable items. (27 replies - 38785 views)

This is the second delay, and I can't say i'm surprised. Wonder how much we're paying the EU in fines for not getting these directives in ...   Thu Apr 19th, 2012 12:09 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Test changes (20 replies - 12173 views)

Ball joint rubbers are in the suspension arms section - Honestly, they are! ...   Thu Apr 12th, 2012 07:21 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Seat Fixings - Seat Belt related (17 replies - 9079 views)

Had one in myself, so did a video of it, enjoy :) www.metacafe.com/watch/8346843/seat_moving/ ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 11:11 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > free re-test (8 replies - 4977 views)

Howdy, I don't like this practice, but it is becoming more and more of an issue. Was the original mot at a reduced rate by any chance? I'm ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 09:13 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Seat Fixings - Seat Belt related (17 replies - 9079 views)

Yeah jock that is what I would think - That's always the way I thought it was to be honest. But someone pointed out that in ...   Thu Apr 5th, 2012 11:34 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Seat Fixings - Seat Belt related (17 replies - 9079 views)

The buckle does not move and is secure because it is fixed to the outer part of the seat frame. However the seat frame innards ...   Thu Apr 5th, 2012 11:09 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Tyres (30 replies - 16175 views)

Looks right to me nitros. On a side note are dimples classed as tread pattern ...   Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 09:12 am

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Seat Fixings - Seat Belt related (17 replies - 9079 views)

Doesn't seat frame cracked only apply to seats that have the seat belts attached to them i.e bmw soft top? ...   Sat Mar 31st, 2012 04:01 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Seat Fixings - Seat Belt related (17 replies - 9079 views)

Hey, Would like to hear some thoughts from testers on the following: Car presented with a seat lifting in one corner - All four anchorage points from ...   Fri Mar 30th, 2012 09:40 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Rear doors and battery security (6 replies - 3853 views)

I stand corrected :) ...   Tue Mar 27th, 2012 11:51 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Rear doors and battery security (6 replies - 3853 views)

Both are a pass. However, battery security is becoming part of the test in the coming weeks. ...   Tue Mar 27th, 2012 09:02 am

Road Safety Shockers - Dangerous Defects! | MOT Forum > Rusty break lines (84 replies - 20872 views)

They talked about the online portal at the seminars :) ...   Sun Mar 18th, 2012 03:48 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Power steering pipes excessively corroded - allegedly (25 replies - 18590 views)

Hello, Oh gosh, where to start :) Just a few thoughts from me; A tester will test the car on the day of the test and how it ...   Wed Mar 14th, 2012 10:48 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > Old welded repair - not fully welded (9 replies - 8199 views)

I'm not going to speak on behalf of your tester, he will do what he wants to do. Me personally, I would expect it to be ...   Mon Mar 12th, 2012 06:12 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > lost notification of failure (7 replies - 5757 views)

Just as an extra piece of information, I asked vosa about charging for duplicate failures and it isn't allowed. :) ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2012 08:50 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT fail for missing precat? (57 replies - 28790 views)

Proud to be professional wrote: A BET test is a cat test;) It isn't though Dave, and that is the whole point. They are different tests carried ...   Tue Feb 28th, 2012 09:11 am

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > MOT fail for missing precat? (57 replies - 28790 views)

RFR wrote: Girls, please. The key is the Method of inspection and the fact that a BET is not a full cat emmisions test as detailed ...   Mon Feb 27th, 2012 03:06 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > Restricted free movement (25 replies - 20978 views)

Hello sirbob, The wording of the failure is generated from the vts device, the problem is that restricted free movement can relate to a fair few ...   Sat Feb 18th, 2012 12:29 pm

DVSA/VOSA Performance Monitoring - bad experience? Let us know | MOT Forum > MOT Test Fees (9 replies - 8783 views)

I don't know anyone local to me charging the full retail - There are some at the £50 tag but not many. Even local main dealers ...   Sat Feb 18th, 2012 12:21 pm

Pass or Fail? Ask about your car and the MOT | MOT Forum > ball joint dust covers (13 replies - 12865 views)

Hey, No, it was a fail from January 1st. There are some more items coming in from April/May which is causing a bit of confusion, but yeah ...   Wed Feb 8th, 2012 07:05 pm

ProMOTe Campaign - Keep the MOT annual! > Ministerial Statement from Justine Greening (9 replies - 8959 views)

I think Russell is talking about those mechanics (and i use that word loosely) that have full time jobs (not trade related) or are unemployed ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 12:10 pm

ProMOTe Campaign - Keep the MOT annual! > Ministerial Statement from Justine Greening (9 replies - 8959 views)

Excellent news, now lets get some standards in place for who can repair vehicles ...   Wed Feb 1st, 2012 01:11 pm

MOT Regulations - Need clarification? try here | MOT Forum > 2012 update (14 replies - 8802 views)

golf wrote: what about under emissions test??  exhaust proble unable to be inserted inmto the tail pipe??? That's what I was thinking, but seems it isn't ...   Tue Jan 31st, 2012 08:37 pm

Road Safety Shockers - Dangerous Defects! | MOT Forum > Worn Disk - Unbelievable! (7 replies - 13573 views)

Jeez ...   Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 06:26 pm

MOT Discipline and Compliance - Report problems (or solutions) here | MOT Forum > inverted appeal and nnta (7 replies - 8884 views)

Nice one mate. Shame how the garage that caused the problem gets away scot free even though they clearly misinformed the owner. Yet you as the actual ...   Sat Jan 21st, 2012 08:57 pm


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