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PostSubject: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:37 pm

I know this has been covered before on here but here's a bit of clarification on the changes:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/MoT%20-%20Issue%2050%20-%20May%202011.pdf

Pages 6-10.

What's really annoying... "These are just a few of the changes that will be introduced as a result of the European Commission Testing Directive".
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:44 pm

Just read up on the "catalytic converter missing" part. At the moment the current rule says that if your vehicle passes the emissions test, it's a pass. This new rule says that if your vehicle was fitted with a catalytic converter it must have one when it's tested even if it'd pass anyway. Diesel's are exempt from this.

F'ing European crap.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:26 pm

Umm why are diesels exempt? One rule for one and another rule for others...
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:47 pm

Reechard wrote:
Umm why are diesels exempt? One rule for one and another rule for others...

I think it's to do with how the rule is worded. It implies that this rule only applies to vehicles that can undergo a full catalytic converter test. This is apparently spark ignition engines (petrol, LPG etc).

Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge can confirm or deny that as it's beyond me.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:37 pm

They can bring all this crap into force but as long as you know the right people......

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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:39 pm

[quote="Adam86"]They can bring all this crap into force but as long as you know the right people...... [/quote]

just what i was thinking..
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:41 am

Diesels dont get emmission tested. Just a smoke test.

So de-catting them has never been a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:11 am

1992 non cat cars FTW then
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Apparently, if the car was fitted with airbags and they are obviously missing or defective it's an instant fail. This is on top of any warning lights which are illuminated.

So for those of us who have aftermarket steering wheels, I hope you've kept your original wheel!

Unfortunately I've removed the entire airbag system as it wasn't needed / in the way of the SatchShift.

Bugger.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:07 am

No if the system is fully removed then the airbag one is ok. Meant to be anyway because of rally cars etc for road use.

Guy on saxp who is a test said that anyway.

So you should be good dave
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:13 am

Cheers Rich. I hope so!

I can see why they're testing these things to protect people buying a second hand car that's had safety systems tampered with, without their knowledge.

Obviously frustrating for those of us who use the car for a very specific purpose but don't want to tow it.
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:45 am

Ive a few mot's coming up this month and next, this should be fun Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MOT changes for 2012 confirmation.   Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:07 am

just had my mot done so glad i dont have to worry for a year Very Happy
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