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What have you done to your car today
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Author:  pigjosh [ Tue May 15, 2018 6:50 pm ]
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MOT today, passed - with 7 freakin advisories :lol:

Author:  Steve107 [ Tue May 15, 2018 7:41 pm ]
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pigjosh wrote:
MOT today, passed - with 7 freakin advisories :lol:


Nice one!, gotta luv an advisory, few of my favourites over the years on our cars were :-

'oil leak', which I told the MOT guy about before the test, I couldn't see it and just asked if he could see where it was coming from while it up on the ramp.
'engine cover', cos the car got huge slab plastic covering the oily bits!
'windscreen chip', had that one for years on old car, it wasn't in swept area and never got any worse, think that one actually disappeared one year, but did come back!

Author:  Enjay [ Tue May 15, 2018 7:46 pm ]
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Steve107 wrote:
think that one actually disappeared one year, but did come back!

:lol:

I know of someone who was given an advisory for the underside of his car being rust proofed. :o

My guess is that it was the testers way of saying "I can't see any rust but it could just be because of all that black tarry stuff in the way". :?:

First and last time it happened though.

Author:  danemersonuk [ Tue May 15, 2018 7:56 pm ]
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The last time our 107 had advisories were these.

We didn’t own it at this point but was just a month before.

- Under-trays fitted obscuring some underside components
- Engine covers fitted obscuring some components in the engine bay


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Author:  Steve107 [ Wed May 16, 2018 2:25 pm ]
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Enjay wrote:
Steve107 wrote:
think that one actually disappeared one year, but did come back!

:lol:

I know of someone who was given an advisory for the underside of his car being rust proofed. :o

My guess is that it was the testers way of saying "I can't see any rust but it could just be because of all that black tarry stuff in the way". :?:

First and last time it happened though.


You got me thinking, think my Mum's old 80s Ford Escort got that as an advisory as well, ironically it was dealer undersealed from new, and that 'dealer option' black tar saved the car :lol:

Author:  pigjosh [ Wed May 16, 2018 5:28 pm ]
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5 of 7 were simply that the front struts and rear suspension are quite corroded, still structurally ok but food for thought. Known there's a bit of rust under there for a while, need to get in with a brush and give it a once over.

One about a tyre thats mildly perished, still 3.2mm tread though.

And one for a handbrake with little reserve travel, which suggests I need to tighten the cable and possibly do a once over of the drums?

Author:  Steve107 [ Wed May 16, 2018 6:26 pm ]
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Too be fair, the current MOT is quite helpful pointing out bits to look at, my local MOT guy is pretty good on that score. It's all change for the MOT soon as well, so you got yours done and dusted before it's all change and gets even more complicated!

Author:  Enjay [ Wed May 16, 2018 9:03 pm ]
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On another forum I'm a member of, some people were saying that they had been tested in accordance with the new regs already. Coincidentally, my wife had her car MOTd today and got an advisory for her engine light being on. It wasn't on when we dropped it off, but it had come on and gone out again a couple of weeks ago. It came on during the test and it's certainly on now (getting fixed next week because the garage needed to order a new sensor).

Anyway, I believe that engine lights are part of the new MOT. I do wonder about that one though. Do all engine cars/manufacturers have engine lights that come on for the same set of reasons? Surely many of the things are very benign? In this particular case, it's a faulty temperature sensor in the cooling system. The number of times I've had a "fault" reported when it's actually the fault reporting system that has failed rather than the system that it is meant to be reporting on. :roll:

I'm thinking about getting an ODB code reader. Garages charge anything from £30-£50 simply for "running a diagnostic" (oooh, sounds technical, must justify that price somehow). I can pick up a reader for less than that and get the fault codes myself. I've done it before. It's not exactly difficult. :lol:

The question is, if I got the codes myself, identified the fault and then still needed to get a garage to carry out the repair, would they still want to run the diagnostic and charge me for the privilege? Probably. :?

What I really want to know, however, is why are we legally obliged to make our cars roadworthy when the current state of the roads in the UK is so awful that the roads are no longer carworthy in many places? [ :x mutter, mutter, mutter :x ]

Author:  Steve107 [ Wed May 16, 2018 11:12 pm ]
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Know what you mean, had similar issue with my stepdad's Astra engine light coming on last few weeks, sometimes it throws a code and sometimes not. When it did throw a code it pointed to MAP sensor, so I have changed that and will see how it goes.

I had a similar game with it just after we got the car, it threw a different code and guy we got it from 'recommended' we give it a good blast to sort it, handy that!, I did clean the throttle body/induction system/new air filter etc as code pointed to that and that seemed to sort that out.

The car has done a fair few miles nearly 100k, but still under average for it's age, but 'modern' cars have so many sensors nowadays to maintain the emissions system etc. it could get to point where it cheaper to scrap a perfectly good car/engine, just because price of sensor is more than car is worth!

It used to be rust and rot that killed cars, but manufacturers sorted that problem, but added more engine technology to increase failure points on that side.

Author:  Enjay [ Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:27 pm ]
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MOT - passed, no advisories. :D

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