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 Post subject: MOT Changes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 08:19 
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http://uk.autoblog.com/2012/01/04/changes-to-mot-rules-in-2012-are-you-ready/

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Changes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 15:23 
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DfT Articles :
http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/M ... 202011.pdf
http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/M ... 202011.pdf

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/publications ... papers.htm
Consultation papers - Consultation on fee changes launched June 2011
http://www.via.gov.uk/vosa/repository/M ... Manual.pdf - Vehicle and Operator Services Agency - The MOT Inspection Manual
http://www.rmif.co.uk/index.php?op=news&id=120 - DfT clarifies MOT review to RMI

http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2011-27 - Historic vehicles MOT exemption review
http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releas ... -20111103b - Plans to cut MOT red tape for classic car owners
Classic Cars (Morris Minor) - http://www.mmoc.org.uk/index.php?page=550

http://uk.autoblog.com/2011/11/21/over- ... -mot-test/

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Changes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 23:20 
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jomukuk wrote:

Blimey - how many new cars would fail this ? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Changes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 01:55 
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My land rover needs to have all four wheels rotating at about 5kph for the abs to set itself.
My motorcycle, which has abs, is the same. Every year it is a struggle to get the mot tester to not fail it because the abs warning does not go off on the rolling road. Same with the hazard lights (m/cycle) which are NOT an mot item on a m/cycle.

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 Post subject: Re: MOT Changes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 21:37 
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jomukuk wrote:
My land rover needs to have all four wheels rotating at about 5kph for the abs to set itself.
My motorcycle, which has abs, is the same. Every year it is a struggle to get the mot tester to not fail it because the abs warning does not go off on the rolling road. Same with the hazard lights (m/cycle) which are NOT an mot item on a m/cycle.

I find it varies from station to station . My usual place ( which got it's ass kicked a few years ago ) used to flag up
1) Front discs low ( they were ,from Haynes , midway ,from my micrometer readings) .
2) Rear exhaust silencer ,heat protection corroded - no blowing .

Then a major fast fit company
1) Nail in rear nearside tyre ( it was actually in spare ,which had never been on car -so go figure)
2) Brakes judder on HARD braking - I was told years ago by a tester that it's not necessary to hammer the brakes on a test .I did see the test - car was almost off test rig on test .Personally ,I've never had any signs of judder ,so shudder to think how hard he'd been hammering the brakes .
3) Unable to test rear wheel bearings - wheel binding - on asking for further info -it came back that wheel was siezed . But he drove it to car park ,and I drove it home . In fairness , I later found that the rear brakes did stick on - a joint on the shoes was sticking . But how much did his misuse of right foot add to problem ?
But then test fee was lower than normal - catch ( i DIDN'T CHECK UP ON ) was that retest was extra . So go figure -they wanted FAILS .

Personally ,I now use a small place ,where i can sit in car .

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