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Topic: NEW MOT RULES

DONT PANIC !!

The only things that are really different are.

Engine Management Lights - Light On = failure

Noise underbonnet deadening material missing = failure

Exhaust and fuel tank heat shields missing = failure

Reverse lights will only fail if light is likely to fall off the car

Only one out of twin reg plate lights not working is a pass as is white light to the rear from the reg plate lamps.

Front fogs/DRL lights need to work from March 2018 so not for 3 years

Aftermarket HID kits - will fail on the basis that there is no self levelling system and headlamp washers..

A spacesaver wheel fitted on a car will pass a MOT but will fail on different size tyres on the same axle. So 2 space savers on the same axle will pass..

Manual advisories are still applicable for now so you will still get your 2 page of advisories from your local dealer and fast fit centre.

Corrosion - Is now assessed on whether the rigidity of the car is affected and not the previous assessment of within 30cm of a load bearing structure. So floorpans, wings, pillars and sills outside 30cm are now included.

The last one has been well overdue IMHO.

IMHO if you have an advisory which says " Steering rack inner ball joints have play" or similar - ask the garage how much play there is because play in thes can affected tracking and wear out tyres very quickly and may be worth replacing.

REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED AT THE TESTING STATION ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE NOT BE ROADWORTHY AND YOU WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION UNDER THE VARIOUS ROAD TRAFFIC ACTS IF CAUGHT DRIVING THE VEHICLE ON THE ROAD.

HYUNDAI DIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN

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Re: NEW MOT RULES

Any smoke, however slight, seen from a diesel car's exhaust = fail.

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I think diesel owners will come out worse on the new rule..the government are now determined to reduce emmisions and diesel cars on the rd..

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Pretty sure I had to trim or remove exhaust heat shields to fit the towbar.
Towbar was CE approved, and was fitted to manufacturers instructions, so I hope that won’t cause a problem.

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==Any smoke, however slight, seen from a diesel car's exhaust = fail.====

Only on cars fitted with a DPF will this happen.

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