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Old 17-11-2007   #1
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Well Willie has let me down this year it's normally just the No plate light faulty, but not this year

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1. The little bit of metal that holds the front brake pipe onto the shock was missing
2. The Handbrake didn't have enough braking effort
3. The exhaust bracket that attaches to the rear vallance had broken off leaving two holes (prob during the rough roads in Romania) so had to be welded back on
4. MOT issued for another year

Can't be bad for 20,000 miles in an 18 yr old car
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thats not too bad Alan, well done for Willie!
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You can't have it your own way every year Alan On the plus side, the number plate light was dead on this year

And yet another Panda on the road for another year.
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Re: MOT woes

thats good mate, just had a look around Paulas fiesta for m.o.t and its got a hole in the silland its only a w reg 2000 model year
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Quote Originally Posted by Alan.D View Post
The Handbrake didn't have enough braking effort
The tester obviously wasn't aware that this is a standard feature of the Panda

Good news though, another 12 months ticket

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Re: MOT woes

In the scheme of things overall what needed repaired was f*** all, there's never really been any rust issues cause as soon as I notice anything thats not perfect get it done asap, the only reason for the rear vallance was the exhaust bracket which is attached/welded to the vallance from the factory.

When the G/box is replaced it will probably be the best it's ever been, looking forward to getting it replaced to see/hear the difference.

The brakes turned out to be a stuck cylinder so all sorted in the end
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Yes, Number plate light bulbs last 13 months.
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not bad at all considering your Willie gets about quite a bit
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yeah, it's amazing baring in mind the places that you've had your willie!

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Yep it's been in some right dirty places and done so many countries, maybe do a DVD......Willie does Europe
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Re: MOT woes

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Yes, Number plate light bulbs last 13 months.
Where do you get your bulbs from? I drive with my lights on all the time (and I mean all the time, even on the brightest of days), and haven't yet had a number plate bulb go [Sod's law is that I've now talked it up but there we go. lol.]

Found it funny. Talking of MOT's, my friend took his 52 reg rover 45 in today, passed with flying colours, went to drive it back from the garage and the thing wouldn't start, said to him he ought to get a Panda, and he smiled. I thought it was so funny, but then the thing started up. lol.
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Quote Originally Posted by Alan.D View Post
Yep it's been in some right dirty places and done so many countries, maybe do a DVD......Willie does Europe
I have to get this out of my system...

Alan's Willie does Europe!

Oh that feels so much better!

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Re: MOT woes

No Plate lamps in my case wasn't the bulb it was always the connection to the No plate bulb wiring

Glad you got it out your system Jim but conserned you have to get my willie out of your system
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