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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2020, 10:27:59 PM »

There are also DoT (Dept of Transport) MoT testing stations available in certain locations; we have one in Sheffield. All they do is test vehicles, and will not fix MoT fails. They can act as a useful verification of commercial MoT testing stations.

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2020, 01:56:13 PM »

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies - Yes a under normal circumstances I'd have been back the next day/week with the car and asked for a full explanation. But as I was in the middle of the house extension build, the car was kept quite a distance away, and the MOT had already expired, so I'd either have to trailer it or book an MOT to be able to take it back there.

So it was really frustrating - I had to leave it until my garage was finished, get it trailered by a mate back to my house. Then give it a bit of a once over, and as it had been so long I booked it in for another MOT, looked at the suspension both sides and couldn't see any difference between the left side and the right side. I was half expecting the fail but being ready for a detailed answer on exactly what it was. So I hung round while the MOT was being done.

It was just annoying as had it passed the MOT I would have been able to run it in good weather, whilst it was being stored away from my house, and get it fully warmed up etc and give it a bit of use, as it was it had to stay on my girlfriends drive for about a year and I would just run it up to temp every month or so.

Just glad it's back on the road!!

Next job is an engine service and cambelt as that hasn't been changed for a few years. I've also got to look at the carb as it is not running brilliantly.


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