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Re: posted in error

Post by andyd » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:others and will advise rather than fail.
Depends if you get a 'good' one or not ;)

Mine is lenient (i.e. uses real world common sense) with classic vehicles. I have a good relationship with them, but they do know that I will do any required jobs which they tell me to, as long as you keep up your side of the bargain by doing so then you will get the best out of the tester. Anything serious and they will fail it though of course.
A tenner may help sway the result :whistle: :lol:

My MOT tester is also the mechanic that does all the jobs I can't or dare to touch :lol:
I usually leave the car with them if it can be fixed within a day or two.

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Re: posted in error

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 am

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:others and will advise rather than fail.
Depends if you get a 'good' one or not ;)

Mine is lenient (i.e. uses real world common sense) with classic vehicles. I have a good relationship with them, but they do know that I will do any required jobs which they tell me to, as long as you keep up your side of the bargain by doing so then you will get the best out of the tester. Anything serious and they will fail it though of course.
A tenner may help sway the result :whistle: :lol:

My MOT tester is also the mechanic that does all the jobs I can't or dare to touch :lol:
I usually leave the car with them if it can be fixed within a day or two.
Now that’s how I like to do a MOT Paul with stress free result
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Re: posted in error

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm

andyd wrote: I can see this sort of thing will deter some owners of MOT exempt cars etc from having them tested....
Then it won't surprise you to know that the Morris Traveller that you and Nige commented on has no record of ever going for an MOT...…
That was a prime example of why old cars should not be MOT exempt, as owners appear to believe that they are relieved of all responsibility when it comes to keeping an exempt car in roadworthy condition.

By the way, how did your MOT go today?

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Re: posted in error

Post by andyd » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:51 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote: I can see this sort of thing will deter some owners of MOT exempt cars etc from having them tested....
Then it won't surprise you to know that the Morris Traveller that you and Nige commented on has no record of ever going for an MOT...…
That was a prime example of why old cars should not be MOT exempt, as owners appear to believe that they are relieved of all responsibility when it comes to keeping an exempt car in roadworthy condition.

By the way, how did your MOT go today?

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That was one of the worst condition cars I have ever seen Andrew :shock: He doesn't value his or his families lives if that's the case :roll:

My car passed MOT this morning after a few small fixes :woot:

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Re: posted in error

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:02 pm

andyd wrote: My car passed MOT this morning after a few small fixes :woot:
That's great news, here's to another year of motoring! :cheers:

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Re: posted in error

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 pm

andyd wrote:My car passed MOT this morning after a few small fixes :woot:
Brilliant Andy !! Well done fella :applaud: :cheers:
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Re: posted in error

Post by andyd » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:18 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote: My car passed MOT this morning after a few small fixes :woot:
That's great news, here's to another year of motoring! :cheers:

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Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote:My car passed MOT this morning after a few small fixes :woot:
Brilliant Andy !! Well done fella :applaud: :cheers:
:cheers: Chaps!

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Re: posted in error

Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:35 pm

andyd wrote: My car passed MOT this morning after a few small fixes :woot:
Good news, see you again in the Capri later in the year :cheers:

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Re: posted in error

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:38 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:see you again in the Capri later in the year
Rob what are you doing in Andys Capri ?? :lol:
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Re: posted in error

Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:40 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:see you again in the Capri later in the year
Rob what are you doing in Andys Capri ?? :lol:
Seeing what I can pinch to make mine look better 8-)

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Re: posted in error

Post by andyd » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:26 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:see you again in the Capri later in the year
Rob what are you doing in Andys Capri ?? :lol:
Seeing what I can pinch to make mine look better 8-)
:wave:

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Re: posted in error

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:56 pm

andyd wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Rob what are you doing in Andys Capri ?? :lol:
Seeing what I can pinch to make mine look better 8-)
:wave:
If I see you have a new fuel tank Rob..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: posted in error

Post by pbar » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:43 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote: That was a prime example of why old cars should not be MOT exempt, as owners appear to believe that they are relieved of all responsibility
That's spot on.

What will happen is that young drivers (or any drivers in fact) will get an old car, cheap motoring, low insurance, tax exempt and MOT exempt. And a deathtrap.

And even owners who consider themselves responsible can't always check or spot everything.

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Re: posted in error

Post by Paul G » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:52 am

I also don't agree with the MOT exemption as it stands. I do think that vehicles should have a basic safety check every year say just covering tyres, brakes, suspension and steering as well as serious structual corrosion.

The pre 1977 MOT test requirements were little more than this anyway so it would be more appropriate for collectors cars.

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Re: posted in error

Post by andyd » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 am

Paul G wrote:I also don't agree with the MOT exemption as it stands. I do think that vehicles should have a basic safety check every year say just covering tyres, brakes, suspension and steering as well as serious structual corrosion.

The pre 1977 MOT test requirements were little more than this anyway so it would be more appropriate for collectors cars.
:agree: Paul, you can't put a price on safety!

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Re: posted in error

Post by pbar » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:05 am

I can only think that classic motoring is popular in parliament ;)

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