rear brake backplates

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rear brake backplates

Post by Discoil » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:12 pm

MOT tester man said I had to fit some covers for the next mot.
So I had a pair of ' mangled ' Xantia ones which I panel bashed into shape .
Not a true fit , although the fixing holes are spot on. With a little excursion of the tinsnips and pliers for the topside of the arm it all fitted very well.
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Re: rear brake backplates

Post by Gary » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:07 pm

Why would it need the covers for the mot ? On c3 Picasso they used to have covers on the rear discs and after a while they were no longer fitted so can't really see why it should have them for the mot as it doesn't effect the operation of the brakes .
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Re: rear brake backplates

Post by rutter123 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:18 am

I have a pair of BX rear backplates here rust free and in very good shape £35 pair +£3 postage you will be hard pushed to find a better set. If you want them let me know.
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Re: rear brake backplates

Post by Defender110 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:02 am

They should only be an MOT failure if they are in a dangerous state and likely to fall off. If you remove the back plates all together it cannot fail the mot for not having them so the MOT man should not have "said I had to fit some covers for the next mot"
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Re: rear brake backplates

Post by themildbunch » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:56 am

..that_

I've had one missing on the rear of my 16v at the last MOT as I hadn't finished trying to remove the snapped bolt fixing the old plate in... didn't fail or get an advisory...
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Re: rear brake backplates

Post by Richb » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:02 pm

Cliff. I will have them. Let me know when you have the rest of the goodies together.
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Re: rear brake backplates

Post by rutter123 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:42 am

Ok Rich sold, got a very busy weekend so will try to get your bits off and all together early next week, will pack them up and send to save you the journey.
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