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Old 13-01-2006   #1
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Mot woes....

Its been ages since I've had a good photo story!

Juppy had to go for MOT...



All that bit went ok but then he got his hammer and poke-y thing out



Then it all went horribly wrong (first a bulb blew, and the headlights where out as the lamp assembly came loose inside the unit)

Then he found rust....



I'm away off to cry

(tis ok, Stu is coming to the rescue!)

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Re: Mot woes....

could you please circle the rust, as i cant see it.
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Re: Mot woes....

Quote Originally Posted by christopher watson
could you please circle the rust, as i cant see it.
Go get that MOT tester that lives next door to you and he'll show you...

(just hope he doesn't take that wee hammer thing to you monitor!)

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Re: Mot woes....

My poor Panda is under scrutiny on Tuesday...I'll let you know how that goes
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I thought they are not allowed to remove any wheels to do the test, or has the law chaged?
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Re: Mot woes....

Quote Originally Posted by christopher watson
could you please circle the rust, as i cant see it.
panda owners must be immune to seeing it
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Re: Mot woes....

poor thing- it is handy when your local mot tester is a real good friend to your family, pass's all cars.

go and buy him a pint
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Jim is from N.I, their 'MOT' is a lot harsher I believe he has said in the past.
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Re: Mot woes....

Quote Originally Posted by faster4_tec
I thought they are not allowed to remove any wheels to do the test, or has the law chaged?
You can see it better from underneath (which is why we probably missed it)
but that photo was taken with it on full lock....

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Re: Mot woes....

Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator
Jim is from N.I, their 'MOT' is a lot harsher I believe he has said in the past.

Tis the same MOT... Just its not done by garages. Instead it's done in DOE stations.

At least you know that there not failing it cause they need the work

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If that's the only bit of rust on the car, you're doing damn good I reckon. I found the first signs of rust on mine today, as it happens, on the passenger side sill, by the front wheel.
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Oh juppy went there too but I got that repaired by the ever talanted Stu!

Don't leave it too long or there'll be lots of work

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Nip it in the bud, 'eh. I'll get in touch with the guy who did my accident repair when I'm next home.
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Re: Mot woes....

Quote Originally Posted by serin
panda owners must be immune to seeing it
my panda had more rust then that, and it passed two mots.
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Re: Mot woes....

The hole is below the "U" in the picture, your all blind. And Jim Our mot is not the same as the mainland. Ours is now the toughest mot in europe. I now know this to be fact as I was at a wedding with the head man responsible for all the N.I centres recently. He put me on a bit of a downer at the wedding cause he was telling me the test is going to get even tougher on older cars, specially on brakes as they will now have to perform to closely the same braking rates as newer cars. Oh and the emissions are going to get tougher and the fees are going to go up.
But lok on the bright side that it'll be a good selling point when it's time to move your car on.
I feel I am I getting a reputation for keeping all the Pandas in N.I alive.
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