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Old 01-25-2018, 01:43 PM
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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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It's because in the UK an awful lot of folk couldn't care less about the maintenance of they're cars so without it there would be a lot of deathtraps on the roads, even with it you should see the state of some and the owners are oblivious
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:02 PM
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And at 37.5 million on the roads in UK wonder how many are roadworthy
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Ray is right, your average person that uses a car as an everyday tool may not realise their car is in need of repair/service. For example, if the car stops when they brake, they aren’t thinking about how much material is on the pad. An MOT as a mandatory requirement is a blessing for the unkowning.

These rules are to pick up the folk who purposely flaunt the rules. I’m not talking about your track day hero with a decat and dust bin exhaust either. There are plenty of people who purposely bodge, cover up or ignore faults which make vehicles extremely dangerous.

My old man was a government vehicle tester till he retired. On the shop floor they had a wall of shame, photographs of failed vehicles which was hilarious and scarey. Seat belts sewn together, broken springs jubilee clipped together, two toe arms welded together, seat belts zip tied to roof linings to make an extra seat etc etc etc. Bear in mind all these failures were on Taxi’s. They could be the one ferrying you or your loved ones around.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
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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A read of ROB1980's thread here will give you some idea of what goes on (sadly the photos have been boto****ited)
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Originally Posted by Daytona-Dave View Post
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
Well said.

As long as your car is in healthy working condition, you'll be a-ok. Personally, I think the move to deal with EGR/Air pump type removals is a great idea.
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As long as I don't have to bugger about sticking in halogen blubs into the projectors, I don't mind...
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Originally Posted by C7 JFW
Well said.

As long as your car is in healthy working condition, you'll be a-ok. Personally, I think the move to deal with EGR/Air pump type removals is a great idea.
Can you elaborate on why this is a great idea?
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As long as I don't have to bugger about sticking in halogen blubs into the projectors, I don't mind...
you wont as the s2000 has them fitted from factory with levelling arms on the axle.
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Bugger, my daily and SWMBO’s 2 cars have aftermarket HIDs fitted! Correct beam and all that mind!
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Originally Posted by k666sdb View Post
you wont as the s2000 has them fitted from factory with levelling arms on the axle.
I was thinking about the NSX.
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