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Old 01-24-2018, 07:50 AM
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May this year there are changes to the MOT, for example checking brake disks are secured to the hub, does that mean we have to have those stupid little screws in place? Will the wheels have to come off for the test? Are there going to be any other changes relevant to the S2000?
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May this year there are changes to the MOT, for example checking brake disks are secured to the hub, does that mean we have to have those stupid little screws in place? Will the wheels have to come off for the test? Are there going to be any other changes relevant to the S2000?
my understanding is that the brake discs have to be secure. So if it becomes apparent that the screws are missing, then that will be an mot failure.
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I’ve been a tester for 11 years now, happy to try and answer any questions

No the wheels won’t be removed on test

The little brake disc screws won’t be part of the test
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Major changes to the MOT test on 20th of May 2018
Some of you may have already heard that there are big changes coming to the MOT test this May. Here are just a few of the biggest changes that are most likely to affect you. Please take these with a pinch of salt as nothing will be finalised until the end of April and will probably still be subject to change after that date. Remember it will take your MOT tester time to get up to speed with these too!
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Advisories are being replaced with minor fails. These are all pre written & approved by DVSA. You will still get a pass but they will be noted on your test certificate. Manual advisories are still being worked out but may disappear completely.
Those of you who have changed your standard headlight bulbs for HID's will now get a major fail even if the aim is correct. It has always been an offence to fit HID bulbs to halogen headlamps so the MOT is now in line with that.
Reverse lights are now part of the MOT for any car registered from 1st September 2009 (59 plate onwards). Daytime running lamps (DRL's) & front fog lamps must work on vehicles registered from March 2018 (18 plate onwards).
Engine Management Light is now a major fail. It must come on with the ignition and then turn off when the engine is started.
Brake pad warning lights are a major fail
Handbrake with excessive travel is now a major fail. Before it would only a fail if there was no reserve travel.
Contaminated (dirty) brake fluid is a major fail. Not sure how that will work as the MOT tester isn't allowed to remove the fluid cap.
Oil leaks (engine, gearbox etc.) can be a major failure if they are deemed large enough.
It seems they have removed the failure for tyres not being fitted according to sidewall instructions. Inner/outer or rotation incorrect.
Any modifications/removal to emissions related devices, this includes DPF'S and EGR's is now a major fail.
Where a DPF canister has clearly been cut open and re-welded, it will now fail.
A vehicle fitted with a DPF that emits any kind of visible smoke during the metered test will now fail
Emissions limits for diesels registered on or after 1st of January 2014 have been reduced. All diesels will now need to pass the limit that was set by the manufacturer when the car was new. This can be found on the VIN plate. For example the current limit for your diesel car may be 1.50. That could change to as low as 0.30 with the new rules.
These are just some of the bigger changes to the MOT test the average motorist is likely to be affected by. There are dozens, perhaps even over 100 changes to the actual MOT test and to the way testers record tests on the MOT computer. Please remember these are all subject to change in the coming months and remember spare a thought for your MOT tester before you say...
"Well it passed like that last year!"
Source - https://www.gov.uk/g...e-emission-data
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I don't understand why people worry about the mot if your car is maintained correctly it will fly through, the changes and additions are made because some don't tend to look after they're cars correctly
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Any modifications/removal to emissions related devices, this includes DPF'S and EGR's is now a major fail
Bugger...
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Originally Posted by f20rob View Post
Bugger...
We don't have EGRs on the S2000 but I suppose the Secondary Air Injection comes under the "Emission control equipment fitted by the manufacturer missing, obviously modified or obviously defective." section.
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Are they knowledgeable enough to spot something like a blank off plate for the air valve?
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I smile every time I read about the UK MOT system. 140 page document? What problems is this solving other than supplying employment for MOT testers?

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