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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: MOT time again Reply with quote

11 years old and 239,000 miles down the road - so I was a bit fearful last Thursday when the MOT was due.

I shouldn't have worried - passed with an advisory on the anti-roll bar bushes, a damp diff and the fact that the undertray hides some components!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: MOT time again Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
and the fact that the undertray hides some components!


Almost as good as a Citroen DS (correct me if I'm wrong) which has a full "Belly-Pan" which covers most of the underside, and sills, and isnt easily removable, and hides lost of rust and leaks lol
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Charles.

Out of interest have you had the "undertray hidden components" comment before or have you used a different tester this time?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time I've had it but then the tester was "young and keen" ...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's becoming more of an issue now - they can hide some major corrosion and VOSA are looking to do something about it:

https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/under-cover-we-need-your-help/

https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/horror-story-more-hidden-corrosion/

Congrats on passing the mot Charles and hopefully no hidden nasties lurking under those covers!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure there aren't as we had the car up on the ramp and the undertray off for several bits of gentle remedial work just before the test Very Happy
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