Is this an mot problem?

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Is this an mot problem?

Post by ed4ferrets » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:42 pm

This area has been welded at some stage, all seems solid enough but rust is peering through :? Is this a common place for rust, I've not seen it before, and is it a structural thing ala MOT failure?

Other items I need to tackle are 1x cv joint and 2x rear arm bearings 8-[

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Post by AndersDK » Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:33 am

Yeah - nasty common BX rust :cry:

- and it IS structural right there - so you better etc etc etc ... :(
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:50 am

paint it grey :) at least there are no holes yet.
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Post by tim leech » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:56 am

Just make sure your MOT tester doesnt get a rubber hammer and hit like one did on the Inner wing of my TXD, when he did a huge hole appeared!

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Post by cavmad » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:59 am

As long as there`s no holes you should be ok. Personally I`d use T-cut or Faurecla rubbing compound to take the surface rust off and then polish all the door gaps to high heaven to take the tester`s eyes off the area and hopefully stop him lamping it one with a hammer.
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Post by ed4ferrets » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:38 pm

Problem is the welding heat has discoloured the paint on the outside which is probably not just surface but will try the T cut option anyway thanks.

The whole thing looks solid so I may just whack it myself and see :cry:
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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'99 Xantia 1.9TD Break (almost there)
'63 Renault Caravelle

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Post by artic-steel » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:41 pm

Yeh, just whack it Ed, it'll be OK

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Post by Stinkwheel » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:14 pm

I usually take the whack it or poke with a screwdriver approach.

I.e. If i break it then i know it needs sorting, if i dont then MOT man should pass it :-)
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