Took the old motor down to the garage that has always been doing my MOT's and low and behold got that heart-stopping call to say, "sorry Sir but you car has failed on a couple of issues....."
Anyway, it needed a pair, nearside and offside, of links for the Front Anti-roll Bar as the rubbers were perrished. Oh, and a Numberplate Bulb..... So the bill was Ã‚Â£123.00 including the parts, labour and the MOT. So it passed in the end.
I thought the Emmisions were quite good considering; Fast Idle CO: <0.20%vol - Actual 0.03%vol; HC: < 200ppm vol - Actual 29ppm vol; Natural Idle CO: < 0.30%vol - Actual 0.04%vol I'm sure someone here understands it all, but to me it looks good!
And the Mechanic said that other than the Links the car was in "A1" condition!
NB. And all done within 3 1/2 hours from the time I dropped it off to me collecting it!