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raistlin
... is it true that the MOT now covers the catalytic converter? ie it has to be there? Even on the diesel? :(
Paul

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Posted 05 Jan 2012, 13:11 #1 

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JohnDotCom
Well I had my MOT last week and nothing was said or on advisories and passed (as posted elsewhere) and mine has a aftermarket exhaust bypass fitted, so must be OK at the moment Paul.
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Posted 05 Jan 2012, 13:22 #2 

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MN190
Borrowed for the other side
Items being added to the MoT test from 1st January 2012.
Air bags
Brake fluid warning light
Catalytic converter
Condition of all visible wiring
Condition of battery
Electronic seat adjustment motor
Electronic parking brake
Electronic stability control
High Intensity Discharge (HID (High Intensity Discharge)) lamps
Power steering
Trailer/caravan electrical socket
Tyre pressure monitoring system

Posted 05 Jan 2012, 13:23 #3 

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JohnDotCom
Well at least a lot of them items are not even fitted to most cars.
John

"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 05 Jan 2012, 13:26 #4 

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Duncan
Probably added as 'tested if fitted'. I have a copy of the testers manual at home so I'll have a look this evening.
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Posted 05 Jan 2012, 13:36 #5 

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JohnDotCom
They were always threatening to bring in the 12/15 year rule for changing AirBags. (Expiry date)
Not sure how they are going to prove this as who carries those type of receipts in car?
John

"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 05 Jan 2012, 17:00 #6 

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Duncan
For catalytic converters it says:

On vehicles that qualify for a full cat emissions test, check the presence of the catalytic converter.

And the fail criteria is:

A catalytic converter missing where one was fitted as standard
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Posted 05 Jan 2012, 18:46 #7 


PaulT
They have also added the condition of the ball joint covers on the anti-roll bar links - do not ask how i know
Paul

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Posted 05 Jan 2012, 19:11 #8 

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JohnDotCom
There is going to be many MOT failures, can see that coming!
John

"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 05 Jan 2012, 19:19 #9 

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raistlin
Duncan wrote:For catalytic converters it says:

On vehicles that qualify for a full cat emissions test, check the presence of the catalytic converter.

And the fail criteria is:

A catalytic converter missing where one was fitted as standard


So the diesel doesn't qualify for a full cat test, if I recall correctly? :D
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Posted 05 Jan 2012, 20:49 #10 


Aurora MG
Just a backdoor way of removing older cars from the roads!! Tip buy an 80's or earlier classic & it has nout fitted!

Posted 06 Jan 2012, 01:01 #11 


PaulT
Aurora MG wrote:Just a backdoor way of removing older cars from the roads!! Tip buy an 80's or earlier classic & it has nout fitted!


or ensuring that cars on our ever crowded roads are in better condition.

As per my post you can rightly deduce that my car failed because the covers have perished and grease is coming out. As the tester said 'if you had come in on 31st December I could not have failed it'. Am I upset - no.

Prior to the MOT test there were some exceedingly dodgy cars on the road but few cars. Fast forward to today - vans roar past doing well over 70 on motorways, in days of old they were lucky to achieve 40!

Plus, I am having to replace the anti roll bar links on the nearside because of the failure. However, they have done 213k miles so per mile it is not that expensive.

Just my viewpoint.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 06 Jan 2012, 07:05 #12 

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starbug2
oh dear what next ?

Posted 08 Jan 2012, 18:02 #13 


bertie
fully functioning cup holders? ;-)

Posted 09 Jan 2012, 16:37 #14 

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Bermudan 75
starbug2 wrote:oh dear what next ?


Wooden dashboards not being real wood ! :lol:
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Posted 09 Jan 2012, 17:01 #15 

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starbug2
Rover418275 wrote:
starbug2 wrote:oh dear what next ?


Wooden dashboards not being real wood ! :lol:

i have a real ........plastic wood dashboard :panic: oh well... some day maybe......

Posted 09 Jan 2012, 17:27 #16 


PaulT
Rover418275 wrote:
starbug2 wrote:oh dear what next ?


Wooden dashboards not being real wood ! :lol:


I need to hang on to my 2001 car then - oh the luxury of real wood
Paul

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Posted 10 Jan 2012, 06:53 #17 


PaulT
My car passed its MOT yesterday and discovered that the certificate has changed. It is just an ordinary piece of paper printed out by a printer with no graphics etc on.

I presume with the number of police vehicles fitted with number plate recognition cameras the actual piece of paper is only any good when you sell a car.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 10 Jan 2012, 06:55 #18 

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MGBev
yes I got one of those boring bits of white paper too. The old pretty coloured ones were much nicer to have.

Posted 10 Jan 2012, 16:54 #19 

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JohnDotCom
Now means all paper supplied by MOT station, no special printing etc. Money saved...wonder where that went? :gmc:
John

"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 10 Jan 2012, 17:03 #20 


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