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dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

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Brake buster
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dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby Brake buster » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:01 pm

so , after the major engine works, and a few other bits and bobs, she has been off the road for 3 months,

and after insuring her today ( for £134 fully comp !!!) she was taken to the MOT station for an MOT early tomorrow morning, im working shift and will be asleep ( hopefully ) during the process ,

so wish her luck


BB
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Re: dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby Dazstap » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:13 pm

Good luck!
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Re: dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:37 pm

Good luck! You won’t need it though, she’s a good ‘un and she’ll pass!
Regards, Carl

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Re: dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby Brake buster » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:04 pm

thanks

so , after some faffing around, and the tester not being able to find the side lights switch ( dont ask.......) for which he failed the side lights and numberplate lights, and then failing both rear wheel bearings without the correct rear suspension testing method which detects drive shaft end float which is mistaken for wheel bearing wear , i now have a pass


but hold on,

while starting the car to prove the side lights , the thing decided to bounce the locks and lock me out of a running car !!!

20 mins of it ticking over my wife brings the spare key........stern looks and a tut....lesson learned....

upshot is, full MOT , clean bill of health and a compliment on how nice the car is

BB....phew
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2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic

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Re: dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby Chris Barney » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:14 pm

Ditto, mine went in today and had got through. This is my 15 consecutive one. Not bad for a car that nearly 32 years young
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Re: dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby Chris Barney » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:19 pm

I have the app’Know Your Car’. It has sent me a message advising me of the Pass even before the garage rings me. Better still, no advisories??
The app is free and shows when Tax and MOT is due. Plus MOT history and mileage history and more. Which is helpful if you have several cars. I also monitor my daughters car using it
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Re: dropped her off for an MOT tomorrow.....

Postby katar83 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:43 pm

Brake buster wrote:failing both rear wheel bearings without the correct rear suspension testing method which detects drive shaft end float which is mistaken for wheel bearing wear


This makes 0 sense to me :roll: Even with 'incorrect testing method', there shouldn't be enough play to fail it if bearings are fine. That said, if they couldn't find a light switch, I doubt I'd ever wanted to go back there :shock:

Front bearings are a classic for me, MOT muggles often put play in front bearings as advisory on all the Jags I own/owned.
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1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.