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Old 09-28-2018, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mcrossley View Post
From the only standards doc for the DOT specification that I could find with a quick search...

DOT5 SBBF Purple
Edit: Actually that is the ISO standard, but the DOT standards are pretty much in line from what I have read.
So all the OP needs to do is tell them he's converted his system to DOT5, job done.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:42 AM
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So all the OP needs to do is tell them he's converted his system to DOT5, job done.
Maybe add just a dash of cochineal to get the colour just right.
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The brake pads not being e marked was an example of something technically illegal on the vehicle despite being fit for purpose, i.e stop the car (which is crazy with the R90 ruling, with most pads offering increased performance). The caveat here, is there is no statement requiring the e marking to be seen, which would be nearly impossible with shims, anti-squeal pads and the caliper. As you say if the car stops efficiently as required, its all good and should pass.

Yes no more VOSA. Despite it being called DVSA, it'll always be VOSA in my heart. Haha
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Over the years I found council run mot garages the best.
That was until a lorry hit it whilst being motd but accidents happen.
They have no interest in failing it for work as their priority is their own vehicles.
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Originally Posted by frenchy View Post
Over the years I found council run mot garages the best.
That was until a lorry hit it whilst being motd but accidents happen.
They have no interest in failing it for work as their priority is their own vehicles.
Seems I suggested that in post three but no one wanted to listen, only way to get a fair test at a fair price, OK to OP got his for free but look what it's cost him.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:32 AM
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My Honda Dealer has always done the MOTs for free as part of the service (so you are, of course, paying for it) and the car only failed on things it should have done (drop link failed and brake pads too thin - no idea how that happened )
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by richmc View Post
Seems I suggested that in post three but no one wanted to listen, only way to get a fair test at a fair price, OK to OP got his for free but look what it's cost him.
I'm not quite sure what you mean? It cost a total £4.82 for 1 ltr DOT4 brake fluid. OK, i spent an hour or so flushing the brake system (which was well overdue) and 20 mins adjusting the handbrake a couple of notches. You could argue that the fails were a little over-zealous but i guess it suggests the test was thorough.

I'm not knocking the DVSA option but ultimately i'm happy with the experience i had.
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