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PostSubject: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:54 pm

* Steering lock operation - steering locks not engaging when the ignition key is removed will fail.



* Engine warning lamps, brake fluid warning lamps, ESP lamps, EPB lamps illumination - ANY of the above illuminated indicating a fault will fail.



* TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) warning lamps - again, if illuminated indicating a fault, will fail.



* Airbag/SRS lamp illumination - if this warning lamp is illuminated it will fail.



* HID Headlamps - a little grey area here. They will be included in the new test, and will fail if they prove to be outside of the specified conditions... but the conditions and


   reasons for rejections haven't been written/decided yet.



* Wiring - any wiring (loomed or otherwise) that is damaged, or fitted in such a way that could cause damage to said wiring, or other systems, will fail.



* Engine mountings - engine mountings will be a part of the test. Incorrect mounting, corrosion in a prescribed area, etc., will fail.



* PAS (power assisted steering) fluid level will be tested.



* Rear doors must open in the new test. Previously (and currently), if the tester feels he can access the testable items in the rear (seatbelts, prescribed areas, etc.)


   without needing the doors open, they don't need to open. This will now be a failure.



* 13 pin towbar sockets - tested for correct operation using a plug in testing tool.



* Inappropriate modifications or repairs - the wording on this is quite vague at the moment, but if a major component has been modified, and that modification/repair


   makes the vehicle dangerous or seriously weakens the original component, expect it to fail.



* ANY ball joint dust cover - the small rubber boots over ball joints must be intact and free or splits, tears or holes, or it fails.



* All CVJ gaiters will be tested - currently, only the front outer] CVJ gaiters are tested. This new rule extends it to inner and outer, front and rear.



* A catalytic converter missing WILL be a reason for failure, regardless of whether or not the emissions limits are met.



* Fuel pipe chaffing or damage - currently they only fail when they are leaking, this rule means that any chaffing or rubbing causing damage will fail.



* The braking imbalance limit is lowered to 30% across all axles. Vehicles built post July 2010 will have to have at least 58% braking efficiency to pass (currently it's


   50% for a dual-circuit braking system).



* Insecure batteries will become a failure.



* The main beam warning lamp must illuminate with the main beam lamps .



* All light switches must operate the corresponding lights immediately. No tapping, or wiggling to make it work!

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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:22 am

Where did you get this info from?
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:42 am

Should all be okay for the majoirty of us - only exceptions being the HID's for a few of us (although good that the correctly done ones should presumably pass) and possibly the 'incorrect modifcations' bit - sounds to me like this might be down to the tester, which could prove a ballache.

This might actually affect me, haven't done an MOT since May 2009 lol!

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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:45 am

I thought hids were illegal at the moment anyway? So I'm guessing they are making them legal.

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Rear clip of an mr2 turbo would have being ideal its taken off in one piece. Remove the body work and your left with an engine/gearbox in the subframe with driveshafts & hubs etc all held together
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:55 am

Yeah that's essentially it Ad, guessing again that it's down to the tester as to whether or not they're 'correct' lol.

Did you get your bulb working btw? One was definately out.

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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:43 am

Not seen any of this, will need to check my publications online tomorrow bounce
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:55 am

Oh nose, my rear doors won't open!!!!!...

I've got bodged wiring everywhere and my HID's passed last MOT. Nothing to worry about until next October anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:25 am

Being an MOT tester is fun enough already without all this extra poopoo!

But saying that Most of that you check on an MOT anyway!
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:05 am

i persume when the items aren't on a car its not an issue, i.e airbags not present etc etc
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:47 am

Ah_Yeah_Thats_Got_A_Turbo wrote:
Where did you get this info from?

Taken from the Pajero Owners forum, the post started like this:

"Copied from UKFN (ANDY G) mot tester for ford

Tonight I attended what is known as an MOT seminar, basically the head honchos from VOSA go to each area, and talk about the MOT scheme, including changes to the test.

As I said in the thread about the new EU directive, as soon as I knew what was changing in the MOT test I would post it up. These changes are to be brought into the test on 1st January 2012, not before. So here goes..."


Adam86 wrote:
I thought hids were illegal at the moment anyway? So I'm guessing they are making them legal.

Actually retrofitting HIDs is illegal now and will also be in the future MOT unless retrofitted properly. By properly I don't mean just adjusting our beam level. To be legal the car must use HID compatible projector lenses and have self leveling equipment and/or (not sure on this bit) headlight washers as well! So the HIDs we have now are technically illegal and will continue to be so in the future unless you go to very great lengths at a large cost to retrofit them properly! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:20 am

Chris_429 wrote:
Yeah that's essentially it Ad, guessing again that it's down to the tester as to whether or not they're 'correct' lol.

Did you get your bulb working btw? One was definately out.

I did nothing lol but its working now Very Happy

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Rear clip of an mr2 turbo would have being ideal its taken off in one piece. Remove the body work and your left with an engine/gearbox in the subframe with driveshafts & hubs etc all held together
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:28 am

It's always been down to the place you go to. Yea emissions and braking are recorded but as for the rest, it depends on if the tester is an arse or not. Thats not saying i want to see knackered car's on our roads, but mine for instance is in great condition and in full working order (most of the time), but i bet there are plenty of guys out there that would fail it for pathetic reasons.
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:45 am

i'm gonna struggle with this year nevermind next Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:46 am

woz_106 wrote:
i'm gonna struggle with this year nevermind next Laughing

Scrap it. I'll give you a tenner.

As for the MOT rules... If the City can pass, you guys needn't worry Razz

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PostSubject: Re: mot changes from 1st jan 2012   Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:19 am

Wish i was an MOT tester still, i used to let things through lol, find a good MOT station and build up a decent relationship with them Wink
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