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jasst

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I always tell them, but to be fair this year he asked, a 'if it breaks you pay to fix it and it costs thousands' word usually works!
 

giorgio01

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Re the MOT. Did you go for the brakes on rollers testing or did you ask for a Tapley meter?

Asking as I have read contradicting info on here and mine needs an MOT.

Also, what is your exhaust? Is it straight through/x-pipe with single cat.
It was rollers.
Re exhaust look at my earlier posts in this thread but yes just my x-pipe is slightly different.
 

philw696

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When I was testing in the UK I only ever used the Tapley meter on anything special including my own cars.
Takes no extra time and zero risk of anything going wrong and don't forget it's only a Minimum Standard Test at that moment in time.
 

TimR

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Before I completely refit the brakes with new, I insisted on a road test with a Tapley meter...
My understanding is the MOT tech might try using the rolling road to individually lock a rear wheel across the back axle if he cannot achieve a minimum standard reading initially.
I simply remind them that the axle is an LSD. I dont anticipate they will have any issues...BUT !
As an AM and Lotus dealership, Im sure it isnt anything they havent seen before. I urge them not to use the rolling road if the brake test is troublesome, rather that they road test the car with an appropriate meter.