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    Unhappy My Car's MOT

    i had my car's mot the other day, all i can say is i dont like mot's and they dont like me!!

    both front pad & discs were gone or on there way out, so i thought that this would be a idea to upgrade to 280mm EBC Grooved and Drilled Disc's and EBC Green Pads,
    mind you it was a wee bit more expensive than the standards but then its only money!!!

    also the rear brake pipes were eroded so ive gotta have them changed,
    oh and couple of other little things that wont cost anything

    looks like i wont be able to drive it for a few days
    hopefully LMF are quick with delivery's
    Honda Civic Type R

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    lmf are usually very quick with deliveries so u don't have to worry there

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    kirsty's car failed for corroded rear brake pipes too. That and a track rod end, service & MOT and it ran me into the tune of £400
    Gaz

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    I sympathise completely - I'm putting the MK2 through it's MOT veerrryy soon and I'm not looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    kirsty's car failed for corroded rear brake pipes too. That and a track rod end, service & MOT and it ran me into the tune of £400
    oh yes good times ay Gaz
    Honda Civic Type R

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    oh shxt mines up soon why the hell did i buy just for xmas?? was a pressy for me at the time but mot + tax falls just before xmas too aaaaargh!!!!

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    My car failed on:

    1. Trackrod end
    2. Ball joint
    3. corroded brake pipes (front and rear)
    4. driveshaft gaitor needed clip in place and was a s dry as a bone.
    fixing all that with 5 hours labour and including MOT

    £302

    I wish the gov wud change it to every 2 years for MOT like they were gona do on car under a certain age.

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    my car's rote off, so now ive got to have a big MOT to get it on the road again, not loking forward for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astra_Sport1981 View Post
    My car failed on:
    1. Trackrod end
    2. Ball joint
    3. corroded brake pipes (front and rear)
    4. driveshaft gaitor needed clip in place and was a s dry as a bone.
    fixing all that with 5 hours labour and including MOT

    £302

    I wish the gov wud change it to every 2 years for MOT like they were gona do on car under a certain age.
    But what would that achieve? For you your brake pipes would fall apart, your brakes would 'break' and your ball joint and track rod end would leave you with dodgy handling...

    New cars don't need an MOT for 3 years, but I think a yearly MOT is still relevant frmo that date on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    But what would that achieve? For you your brake pipes would fall apart, your brakes would 'break' and your ball joint and track rod end would leave you with dodgy handling...

    New cars don't need an MOT for 3 years, but I think a yearly MOT is still relevant frmo that date on.
    • it would achieve saving money and the inconvenience of a test every year.
    • Brakes pipes would brake yes...but not in 2 years if replaced at last MOT.
    • Ball joint and track rod end,....you would notice the handling, so you would fix it yourself or take it to a garage (would you wait a whole year to get it fixed if it just went a few weeks after its MOT).
    the way i see it, is you don't need a test to tell you your car needs fixed at least not every year, obviously older cars after a certain age would need more attention over a certain period. Most parts have more of a life span than a year.

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