MOT by Mick

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A new one on me. In the advisory section.
Under trays fitted obscuring some underside components.
Engine covers fitted obscuring some components in the engine bay.

If there are some components not visible then how can this be a complete test?

Posted 08 Aug 2012, 09:52 #1 

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They are not allowed to remove any covers when doing an MOT, hence the fashion now is to document any and all coverings so as to cover their backs in the event of a catastrophic failure resulting in death or injury.. I think it has always been the case that they cannot remove coverings but in the past they would not bother to document such things.

Posted 08 Aug 2012, 10:13 #2 

It's long been so, but would have thought that a distinction should be made between an owner's personal modification and 'factory fitted', with the owner's mod being removed for testing purposes. Might as well say 'Advisory - couldn't see inside the tyres to check for wheel fracture'.

Posted 08 Aug 2012, 10:23 #3 

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Said the same on my MOT Cert.
Regards, Bill


Posted 08 Aug 2012, 12:29 #4 

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Obviously been a lawsuit somewhen recently . . .

Posted 08 Aug 2012, 14:56 #5 

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I did see on the OC a few months ago where one of the members had been failed for having an under tray in place and it was only when he removed it, that it passed. Crazy ruling. I am not that worried about it but if it happens to me, I know what to do.

Posted 08 Aug 2012, 17:09 #6