The car went in for the MOT and failed on the following:
Front anti roll bar links were perished L+R
Headlight on the drivers side was set too high.
And the following advisories:
Drivers side below rear sill showing signs of rust. (Will be treated)
Front tyres close to 4mm (Will be replaced)
Oil leak somewhere to the front of the engine. (Being investigated)
Diagnostics redone on T4 (Testbook version 4.Computer Diagnostic System)
: showed VIS
is open all of the time and the Butterfly is not functioning. Brian had cleared all of the codes.
Knock sensor code flashed up
Low fan output.
Thermostat not connected. Why, I do not know.
The headlamp washer pump I bought was found to have packed up and the one I bought from Rotrex is in full working order. The fuse and relay for the headlight washers are working. Investigations for why the headlamp washers are not working will continue. T4
confirmed the system is enabled ( well done Brian
) Maybe a wiring problem?
The garage I am using I have used before and are experienced in MGR cars. They are not cheap but have always been able to get the job done. They have given me a courtesy BMW Mini whilst they work on the car. Just as well, as I have to go to Margate tomorrow.
The garage suggested I just have the worked completed to get it through its MOT and rebook an appointment to have the rest of the work done at a later date.
I suppose it could have been worse. I am determined to keep the car on the road and away from the scrappy as long as is possible