4x4 has failed its MOT (NOW MOT'D)

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4x4 has failed its MOT (NOW MOT'D)

Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed May 31, 2006 5:39 pm

Thanks to Tim Leech for the MOT.

Unfortunately its failed on:

the headlights aiming too low

carbon monoxide emissions 4% (max is 3.5%)

CV boot split
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed May 31, 2006 5:59 pm

Fix-able? (Emissions, I mean!)
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed May 31, 2006 6:05 pm

Give you a tenner for it guv and take it :wink: off yer hands, not a bad list apart from the emissions? I could send you some biodiesel for it , that reduces the emissions seriously :)
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Post by sleepy0905 » Wed May 31, 2006 6:22 pm

Ian if it has been stood it probably needs a bloody good thrashing down a dual carridgeway thats what cured my TZS after it failed at 3.9 the thrash brought it down to 3.4 but i also had to change the oil and filter.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed May 31, 2006 6:30 pm

I've just got the gunsons gas tester on it and brought it down nearly a % by reducing the idle from about 1100rpm to 800rpm.

It had a right thrashing to Tims place. Hopefully it should be ok next time. The alternative is for me to stand there with a screwdriver when they test it so i can adjust it when its there.
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:05 pm

ErmI dont think thats practical! lol Will pass its retest on Monday no probs.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:15 pm

I really hope it passes this time round!!

Its been treated to fresh oil, plugs and a CV boot today.
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:05 pm

Should be fine then! Did u sort the bulbs?

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:09 pm

The bulbs were just advisories. But yes, i've sorted them anyway.
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Post by tim leech » Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:49 am

Good man.

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Post by Jaba » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:07 am

Ian, if you have a flow meter type injection fitted then if you turn the mixture adjusting screw OUT three turns this will take the CO down to 2.0 ish at tickover.
You can then screw it in again after the MOT if it runs a bit hesitantly. This assumes you have no serious ignition/injection problems on the car that are giving you the high reading.
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Post by Vanny » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:23 pm

Stewart (oily!) wrote:I could send you some biodiesel for it , that reduces the emissions seriously :)
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hmmm biodiesel in a 1.9petrol, well i guess then it probably would be worth £10 :D


that is nothing that list! Mine is usually a dead o/s reg plate light (it dies on the drive there every year, and is already dead (blew the bulb on the way to the fcs) and the MOT is due next week), and it normally fails on emmisions first time round (i blame the rad blowing all the coolant out on the last MOT for that though )

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:19 pm

Its now MOT'd, thanks to Mr Tim Leech who got me the MOT done at his dealership and also for getting the dentman round to fix all my dents, it looks great with totally straight lines now!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:29 pm

Some wonderful pics for the up-and-coming calendar, then!
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Post by cavmad » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:21 pm

Ian, sorry to sound coarse but how much did this dent dude charge? Or if it`s top secret any idea what their usual price is for a couple of small dents?
I have a Corsa diesel here which`ll be on eBay as soon as the new engine is fitted but it has some dents around it which otherwise spoil it`s pretty good condition.
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