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MOT failure (only just!) #1638927
05/02/2020 16:48
05/02/2020 16:48
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Mine has just failed it's MOT because the passenger door wouldn't open from the inside, no big deal and I've fixed it already. To be honest I was waiting for some decent weather to fix it and I'd forgotten about it. It's got me thinking about child locks, our disabled son needs them and although it's a 'deprivation of his liberty' it's in his best interests to be secure in the car rather than being able to jump out whenever he feels like it.
So do you have to disable child locks for an MOT?

Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: respace] #1638929
05/02/2020 17:32
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Don't know about the MOT question but good result in the end in a car this age, and full respect to you in your parental role smile


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, back from paintshop!...
Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: respace] #1638937
05/02/2020 18:35
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Thanks, I was mightily surprised that it was just something so simple. It's the first MOT in my ownership so a credit to it's former owners.

Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: respace] #1638942
05/02/2020 20:07
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For a mot as far as I remember front doors have to open from inside and outside, rear doors only have to open from the insidr

Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: respace] #1638943
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For a mot as far as I remember front doors have to open from inside and outside, rear doors only have to open from the inside

Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: respace] #1638952
06/02/2020 13:41
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I just spent over 1,800 quid getting mine through it's MOT cry

Last edited by Trappy; 06/02/2020 13:41.
Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: Trappy] #1638955
06/02/2020 17:17
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Originally Posted by Trappy
I just spent over 1,800 quid getting mine through it's MOT cry



That's a few quid, I thought yours was well together, what was needed?

Re: MOT failure (only just!) [Re: Countrycruising] #1639241
21/02/2020 13:45
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Two rear trailing arms. I did call you after re-furbed items but you didn't have them in stock.
Nearside Rear Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Offside Rear Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement (5.3.4 (a) (i))


Fair bit of welding on the front inner wings
Offside Front Integral body structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced inner wing (6.1.1 (c) (i))
Nearside Front Integral body structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced inner wing (6.1.1 (c) (i))


I also had the headlights re-furbed as it wouldn't have passed in the start they were in.

Air-bag reset... erm... oh, the spring in the front nearside coilover was fractured so I had replacements both sides on the front. Few other little bits Rog picked up on routine check too. Sparks plugs were choked with soot. Suspect it's running rich off boost due to big injectors. Something I need to look into.

I'm just getting everything done this year. I've started writing up notes for a project thread on here smile In fact, I hear you do some good refurbishment work so I intend to take a trip up to you at some point thumb


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