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Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 02:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can anyone enlighten me on what tests they do when they do an MOT test as mine is coming up nxt month and wanna be prepared and get things sorted, i tried the government site but that was pants they only tell u in the book u have to buy from them

Im guessing im gonna have to:

- replace my clear rear lights bk to standard ones
- replace the red leds sidelights bk to standard bulbs
- replace my interior leds lights bk to standard bulbs
- sort out my brakes as they seem a bit shit?
- sort out my tracking ?
- replace my cone air filter bk to standard box air filter?
- clear side repeaters (amber bulb/light tho) ?
- bleed valve?

I cant think of anything else i could done for

Any help is much appreciated



[Edited on 19-01-2004 by Stone Cold Rattlesnake]
mav
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19th Jan 04 at 02:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have just had mot......

I f remeber in morning i will post FULL list of what they check..as I failed and have the check sheet..
not doin it the now as off to bed in a min...
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 02:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks mav sorry to hear u failed i will remind u if forget to post it
CorsaLad16v
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19th Jan 04 at 02:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.ukmot.com/checklist/motcheck/motcheck_body.htm

may help
mav
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19th Jan 04 at 02:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah..
2 front track rod ends
both rear wheel bearing to be adjusted
brake fluid
brake pads
emissions high..( i have no cat..lol)

i'll do list now...

will take a bit...
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 02:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers Neil, Mav - whats 2 front track rod ends?
Icy
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19th Jan 04 at 02:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

all lights need to be workin
brakes workin
exhaust emissions

is all can think of
sure isnt much
mav
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19th Jan 04 at 02:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

r u ready...

front and rear lamps
headlamps
stop lamps
rear reflectors
direction indicators and hazards
headlight aim
horn
steering control
steering mech/system
power steering
front suspension
rear suspension
transmission shafts
wheel bearings
shock absorbers
wheel alignment
abs warning system
condition of service brake equip.
condtion of parking brake system
service brake performance
parking brake performance
additional braking devices
tyre size/type
type load/speed ratings
tyre condtion
road wheels
seatbelt mountings/comdition /operatoin
drivers view of road
zorst system
zorst emissions
general vehicle condtion
mirrors
fuel system
reg plates and vin numbers
speedo
speed limiter
driving controls
glazing.

thats it....not much eh..........

mt hand is killin me after that.............
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 02:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just check that site from the link that Neil posted cleared up alot of questions i had, seems like the main things i need to sort out are the brakes and tracking

[Edited on 19-01-2004 by Stone Cold Rattlesnake]
mav
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19th Jan 04 at 02:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Stone Cold Rattlesnake
Cheers Neil, Mav - whats 2 front track rod ends?

fromt suspendson arms m8..

lowered big wheels kill em..
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 02:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks mav

again seems like brakes and tracking is the most important as im changing most bk to standard for the test and changing the oil a week before the test
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 02:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will bad boy bonnet affect it as it restricts lights slightly?
mav
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19th Jan 04 at 02:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

shouldn't think so as long as beem points right way..........
Tam the diesel man
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19th Jan 04 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont need to change your air filter. just do your brakes cos there scary as hell
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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19th Jan 04 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont what exactly to change the pads, discs, calipers or all of em?
Kris TD
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19th Jan 04 at 17:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote


Im guessing im gonna have to:

- replace my clear rear lights bk to standard ones - NOPE
- replace the red leds sidelights bk to standard bulbs - YES
- replace my interior leds lights bk to standard bulbs - NO
- sort out my brakes as they seem a bit shit? - MAYBE
- sort out my tracking ? - NO
- replace my cone air filter bk to standard box air filter? - NO
- clear side repeaters (amber bulb/light tho) ? - YES
- bleed valve? - NO

I cant think of anything else i could done for

Any help is much appreciated



[Edited on 19-01-2004 by Stone Cold Rattlesnake]
Kris TD
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19th Jan 04 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do wat i said above, if it fails they do free retests, no point in changing hardly any of that stuff mate, unless it fails, then just change that bit.
Anish1905
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19th Jan 04 at 17:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do u have to replace all the interior lights back to standard. ie. the ones that cobra sells and my interior neons? (underfoot thing)
Kris TD
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quote:
Originally posted by Anish1905
do u have to replace all the interior lights back to standard. ie. the ones that cobra sells and my interior neons? (underfoot thing)


no of course you dont.
marty140
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19th Jan 04 at 18:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The MOT test covers no interior lighting in the car at all. Engine enhancements eg. air filter, exhaust are all fine as long as you pass the emissions test (should only fail if you take out your cat) Any rear clusters are fine as long as they are E marked. Bad Boy bonets are completley fine as long as more than 50% of light is visable and there is direct beam coming from the light shining on the wall infront of the MOT ramp. Any sort of tracking mis-allignment is a MOT failure. If track rod end or bottom ball joint is fuckered then they must be replaced to pass. As long as your side repeater is showing orange/amber and is clearly visable then you will have no problems.

Only things you could fail on are silly things like tyres/bodywork/light brightness and colour.

Good luck
James@CCC
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19th Jan 04 at 18:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD

- replace my clear rear lights bk to standard ones - NOPE




you will as if they are like mine the reflective bit at the back is white, but it has to be red
Kris TD
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19th Jan 04 at 18:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by corser
quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD

- replace my clear rear lights bk to standard ones - NOPE




you will as if they are like mine the reflective bit at the back is white, but it has to be red


mine passed 2 years running with no reflectors.
Kris TD
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19th Jan 04 at 18:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

also with 160/100 watt headlights.
frenchcorsa@work
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19th Jan 04 at 19:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine passed with lexus rear lights with standart bulbs (white light for indicators)
and blue bulb for the plate light...and clear side repeaters ;-)
no problem lol
Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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20th Jan 04 at 22:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well i think all i need to do is sort out my brakes and tracking mainly!!!!!!

Also swap sidelights and rear lights bk to standard

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