Another CT - another 2 years!

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Another CT - another 2 years!

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The 'champagne' BX mentioned in this thread http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 4&start=15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has just had its biennial Controle Technique (MOT equivalent) and passed again without the need for a contre visite (another trip to correct major faults), so its onwards and upwards for another 2 years hopefully.
260,000 km (about) and counting!
Paul in Normandy - BX 1992 Millesme 1.9D, 1999 Peugeot 806 2.1 TD (the Bus) - gone bang on the M25, in a scrapyard somewhere in the SE of England, 1985 Visa Decouvrable, 1990 Land Rover 110TD (Great Uncle Bulgaria),1999 Isuzu Trooper, 1991 Hymer motorhome with Peugeot J5TD power, and a shedfull of mopeds!

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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Nice one, wish we had a 2 year test.

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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Well done...its always rewarding when they get through their exams!!
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MIne's due for its CT soon as well. Just returned from yet another 1000 mile round trip to UK, this time mostly towing a grossly overloaded trailer (2/3 of a LWB Land Rover chassis, a big steel cabinet, a cast iron industrial sewing machine, lots of motorbike bits, a Wacker trench compacter, a load of lathe parts and a 1950s touring tandem,). No problems at all, despite the fact the clutch has been on its last legs for the past six months at least and I haven't got round to changing it.

Got stopped in Melton Mowbray for having yellow lights! I pointed out the French plates and was waved on my way...
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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When will British bobbies realise that 'selective yellow' is perfectly legal?!
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
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To be fair, he didn't actually say, 'that's illegal' - he said he stopped me to ask why they were yellow because he was curious. He wasn't a traffic plod, just a normal beat bobby in a back street.
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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Probably checking you're not illegally importing Casu marzu!! :-)
Mark Smith

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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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mds141 wrote:Probably checking you're not illegally importing Casu marzu!! :-)
Yeah well, the BX does tend to smell a bit like that when I've been away in it for a week...

And for those who don't know the reference....
http://www.cracked.com/article_14979_th ... world.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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As those that know me well, will testify to my love of all things fromage, but on this occasion I think I will pass.....out probably!! :lol:
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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Mothman wrote:Nice one, wish we had a 2 year test.

Andy
Dont get me started

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic ... -announced" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Basically the 6 monthly checks were getting changed the most popular thought was to have 12 monthly checks! (lot of Brits here ;)) but Motor Trade Federation kicked up a fuss saying was going to cost jobs. So now a compromise no test for first 3 years (as in uk?), annual test on vehicles registered after 1st January 2000, older than that every six months still.

Supposed to have been a major shake up of the WOF system looked more like a token effort.
1991 BX19 TZS 04/01/91 (Deceased)
1990 BX19 TRS 27/10/89 (Reborn)
1992 BX19 TXD (Ex UK - K 744 SDF) 15/06/92
1990 BX19 TZS Auto 06/11/1989
1992 BX TZD Turbo Estate (Ex UK) 1/07/91

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When they looked like changing ours to every 2 years the argument used to stop it was that it would mean more dangerous cars on the road - unfortunately they believed them!
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KevR wrote: http://www.cracked.com/article_14979_th ... world.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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citsncycles wrote:When they looked like changing ours to every 2 years the argument used to stop it was that it would mean more dangerous cars on the road - unfortunately they believed them!
This has only take 3 years of discussion and not in place until July 2014. And yes same arguements have dragged them to this decison that plus a lot of lobbying from the Motor Trade Association with lots of advertising with the biggest hypocrit (V8 Motorings Greg Murphy) being used to push their case. The other arguement it was going to cost several thousand jobs in the motor industry (testers and mechanics) if it went annually. Even with the changes outlined they still are throwing the same unemployed number around. What does make me laugh is you got the AA on the other hand shouting about the amount of rogue testers that need to be cleaned out.

Was a time the AA was focused on helping people with Breakdowns, Maps and road signs! Now they are very commericallly run which started around the same time the got the contract to do Driver Licencing from the goverment. Become a Political thing!

Makes little differance in my view! As I have found over the years things that are tested can fail with in weeks or even days of a test!
1991 BX19 TZS 04/01/91 (Deceased)
1990 BX19 TRS 27/10/89 (Reborn)
1992 BX19 TXD (Ex UK - K 744 SDF) 15/06/92
1990 BX19 TZS Auto 06/11/1989
1992 BX TZD Turbo Estate (Ex UK) 1/07/91

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Re: Another CT - another 2 years!

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I may be wrong, but for the purposes of reporting a potential dodgy MOT, major structural issues have to be reported within 12 weeks of the test, and mechanical issues within a couple of weeks, so for all intents unless it's a new MOT it's useless for anything but allowing you to buy a tax disc!
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BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
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