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Emissions test...

Postby Mr B » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Hi all,

Quick question, is a 1980 3 litre Capri subject to an emissions test, last year the MOT station I took her too said she is too old and doesn't need one but this year I had to go to a different MOT station and the examiner insisted she did need one, after a bit of heated debate he backed down and omitted it from the test, I looked up my car on the DVLA website and there isn't any emissions data available for my car, so how can an emissions check be carried out if there is no original data to compare the test results too!!!!

Someone please enlighten me

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Re: Emissions test...

Postby Paul G » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:21 pm

Any car manufactured after 1975 is technically due to have an emissions test and musn't have more than 4.5% CO.

You are right in saying that some MOT testers don't bother testing it, mine doesn't, but they do look for excess smoke coming out.

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Re: Emissions test...

Postby Caprigear » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:52 pm

If it's a 1980 then it should have the emissions tested, also as it's a V6 there should be readings done on both banks and the emissions combined to give the final reading.
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Re: Emissions test...

Postby Mr B » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:20 pm

Thanks for reply's guy's, but it does beg the question that if the car is supposed to have an emissions check how did she pass her MOT, is there some provision in the test that allows the car to pass without having the emissions test done?

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Re: Emissions test...

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:07 pm

I had my car MOT this week and got a emissions sheet with how much the car can give and how much it done also I noted at the bottom it said my oil reached a Temperature and the fan kick in ? Yes the fan kick in what I don’t know how the new ?
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Re: Emissions test...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 am

Jasonmarie wrote:I had my car MOT this week and got a emissions sheet with how much the car can give and how much it done also I noted at the bottom it said my oil reached a Temperature and the fan kick in ? Yes the fan kick in what I don’t know how the new ?

I imagine that the tester didn't realise that it's a viscous fan and reported that it was turning. Remember that almost all, if not all, modern cars have electric fans that don't turn until they kick in.

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Re: Emissions test...

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:33 pm

Yes I never thought of that , makes sense now . I did wonder how they New the fan kick in . Cheers Andrew your not just a great tree climber . :beer:
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