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PostSubject: MOT TESTING UK   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:13 pm

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MOT TESTING UK - leading the way in MOT testing
This website was created to give information on all aspects of MOT testing. It has been designed to meet the needs of the general public and the motor vehicle industry.




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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Thanks this will be very useful.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:39 pm

And for those that think HID lights are a good idea, despite the fact that a car shouldn't pass the MoT if retro fitted with them, here is an interesting read:

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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi Father you have sinned Speak no evil the link don't work
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:49 pm

That's because you have to be a member for seven days before you can post working links. Copy and paste it into your browser.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:05 pm

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That's because you have to be a member for seven days before you can post working links. Copy and paste it into your browser.

As far as I know this isn't the case?

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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:26 pm

Nope!! initially I had included the full URL address but the forum refuses to let you make the post and comes up with a message stating that new members cannot post links to web sites or emails for seven days and to contact technical support.

It's actually a very good idea to stop spammers coming on here with the sole intention of posting links to handbags/watches/knives/body parts........ etc.

I wish that a couple of the forums I administrate had this feature.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:28 pm

Works for me

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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:34 pm

It should be fixed now :Hus:

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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:10 pm

Thank you, I'll try and find something useful to link to later to try it out Clap
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:34 am

very useful info - cheers
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:48 pm

Excellent now we just need to ensure that test stations follow it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:18 am

Anyone know the official excuse/reason for failing rusty-but-fully-functional brake disks?

I asked every time, but never got an explanation.

My best-guess is that new pads would take a while to "bed-in" to rusty disks, and wouldnt work so well why they were doing it.

It is just a guess though, and it does seem to violate the general "at the time of testing" principle.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:33 am

My experience with brake discs is that they have to be absolutely shocking to get a fail. People may be interested to learn that the new items added to the test (airbag lights etc) become fails rather than advisories on Wednesday.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:10 am

Not sure what the criteria for "absolutely shocking" are, but I'd guess the phrase doesn't appear in the testers manual. Maybe they were shocking (to someone easily shocked by rusty brake disks), dunno, but they worked fine.

OTOH I was a bit shocked the first couple of fails. After that I was just pissed-off.

In silent protest I usually took the shiny new pair of disks off after the re-test and put the old ones back on again, with the intention of re-using the shinies next time. I think this actually only happened once, though, since the cars usually got scrapped meantime.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:31 am

edlithgow wrote:
Not sure what the criteria for "absolutely shocking" are, but I'd guess the phrase doesn't appear in the testers manual. Maybe they were shocking (to someone easily shocked by rusty brake disks), dunno, but they worked fine.

OTOH I was a bit shocked the first couple of fails. After that I was just pissed-off.

In silent protest I usually took the shiny new pair of disks off after the re-test and put the old ones back on again, with the intention of re-using the shinies next time. I think this actually only happened once, though, since the cars usually got scrapped meantime.

I think the manual tends to us "excessive corrosion/wear/play". Absolutely shocking is my interpretation.

Where was the rust?
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PostSubject: Re: MOT TESTING UK   Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:40 am

Face of the disk. I used to also sometimes get a ring of corrosion around the outer disk rim, beyond where the pads rub, but I think I took that down reasonably well with a wire brush/flapwheel.

I believe I've read somewhere that such a ring can migrate inwards and tend to bevel/undercut the edge of the pads, but I can't recall that being apparent.

Abrading the full width of the disk with the gear I had was never adequate for a pass, the "coating" being quite hard. I never thought of electroysis, but if I ever have to pass another UKMOT I'll try it.

These were disks that passed the brake force test fine, and in some cases had only been on since the previous MOT
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