MOT

Mr S

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Currently cant get an MOT without a week’s notice, which is difficult in my job. Time of year apparently.
 

lifes2short

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I heard on the news last night that government thinking of some sort of cover note process so people can still tax cars if MOT centres closed etc
 

philw696

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As an ex MOT tester always liked it when the customer bought in sausage rolls or donuts ;)
 

Wanderer

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Back home, in the 70's our favourite MOT tester was based in Moses Gate. between Bolton and Farnworth, his name was 'One-eyed Jack'. He'd say 'it's failed, rear light out'. I said, no it isn't look again. He'd cover his good eye up, look again and say. 'ok, pass!'.

What happened to these characters and their dodgy MOT's.......?
 

philw696

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I was only joking chaps.
All the Tests I ever carried out were done by the book and using the Testers discretion ;)
 

Scaf

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My first MOT on my first car was completed very simply, the tester came out into the street to check the mileage and registration number and popped back 5mins later with the ticket - simples........
 

GroovyBoovy

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Fresh MOT on the 4200GT, Friday, great.

Things of note, which I had noticed but thought I would ask.
Brakes do lack feel, but they still work bloody well, hows does everyone feel? Have read that this is the general consensus

Steering judder, At road speeds all feels fine but parking speeds on greater lock it does judder, garage said either pump, or rack. Fluid level is good, any thing else I can do?

Read a few threads saying they all do it, down to the LSD, what does everyone thing?

Only think I could test is jack up front of car and steer, see how it feels?

Probably wont get to drive the thing for a few months now


Rob
 

FIFTY

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When is the last time the brakes were bled? It should be part of an annual service but if neglected makes the brake feel deteriorate significantly over time

Steering judder could also be a leaking union... Does the fluid level drop? It could be that you had a leak which was repaired but caused damage to the pump due to low oil level at some point
 

2b1ask1

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I'd strongly recommend a 5 litre brake flush, this is a technique where you pull lots of fluid through the system ensuring the old knackered fluid is truly changed.

Get a vacuum or forced bleed kit (the one I have works of a tyre deflated to 15psi pressurising an added reservoir to the master cylinder. You bleed 2 litres from the first (furthest) corner then the other rear and fronts a litre each. The difference is amazing and well worth the effort. Given that brake fluid is supposed to be replaced every 2 years I'd say most cars have never had it truly changed!