Doive

Has your pride `n` joy been for it`s test? Tell the world about it here.

Moderator: Moderators

Doive

Postby Doive » 07 Oct 2005, 10:33

Well, as expected my poor little car has failed the MOT, but the list is nowhere near a comprehensive as I expected. Watched the guy doing the test which was terrifying, seeing him take hammers to the sills and pry bars the the wishbones! Failed on a small rust hole on the driver's inner wing, excessive play in the driver's front wheel bearing and of course the emssions which I fully expected. Need to find time to fix it all now!
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby jifop » 07 Oct 2005, 11:50

well done! thats not too bad really ...."for a car of its age"... :P
Before you say anything..... no i cant spell or type!

The post above is my own personal opinion, it is not meant to upset or cause offence, if it does bugger off.

Tim
jifop
Rust Junkie
Rust Junkie
 
Posts: 1276
Joined: 07 Feb 2005, 15:17
Location: hertfordshire

Postby Neilyman » 07 Oct 2005, 11:57

Good `un Doive....not much there to worry about. 8)
Image
User avatar
Neilyman
Admin and dirty rotten egg!
Admin and dirty rotten egg!
 
Posts: 2834
Joined: 21 Nov 2004, 17:20
Location: West Yorkshire, UK

Postby Shellysowner » 07 Oct 2005, 11:57

In fact if you'd said to the tester 'don't forget this is a 22 year old car' he'd probably have passed it :lol:
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby Doive » 08 Oct 2005, 01:20

He was a very sound chap, I was the first car of the morning and his face just lit up when he walked into the garage. Took the time afterwards to talk me through the fail points which I greatly appreciated, he seemed almost apologetic that he *had* to fail her, but was extremely complementary about her overall condition. For some reason I was very pleased watching her get driven around the garage - allowed me to appreciate how good she looks on the new rostyles! Really does change the whole look of the car - looks almost sporty now.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Shellysowner » 08 Oct 2005, 01:25

Its very rare to find an MOT tester that actually cares, I'd keep going to him! I like the rostyles on your car but they definitely only suit certain colour and bodystyle combos, orange tan hatches not being one of them!
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby Doive » 08 Oct 2005, 01:33

I took the spotlights off her as they got smashed by a flying metal pin on the motorway, and that has really tidied up the front end. Hopefully over the winter I will have the chance to deal with all the little patches of surface rust before they develop into big holes of structural rust. Reckon the driver's front wing is a bin job because I didn't notice the bubbling at the front valance, and there now resides a crumbly hole. Bums.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Tortron » 08 Oct 2005, 06:23

Shellysowner wrote:In fact if you'd said to the tester 'don't forget this is a 22 year old car' he'd probably have passed it :lol:


the one i go to (who did my valves) will pass pretty much anything, as long as you say something along the lines "yep il get right onto that" :lol:
quite unlike the other place who "ripped apart" my interior looking for rust, and then didnt put it back (some rust through on the rear dash thing where water had leaked)

deffinatly the guy you want to go to to keep an old car on the road (prefers to work on them), tho perhaps not if you dont want to die in a horrific crash :?
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby shuvit-tim » 08 Oct 2005, 22:34

nice one doive, doesnt sound like it'll be too much hard work to keep her alive for another year!

sounds like you have a decent tester there, not an bottom but not someone who's going to pass a car that will kill you either!

last time the nova was done i was told to scrap the car as it was so unsafe, he even joked about billing me for all the test sheets he had to use to print the fails on! i took it to someone else who passed it with one piece of welding :? i then ran it in a scatter rally. common sense has now led to me taking the novee off the road as it's structurally somewhere between a hobnob and a collinder. I took it for a drive this week and reminded myself just how skittish it is and how hard it is just to keep it on the road. still, bloody good fun!
when all else fails, rivets, cable ties and bodge tape will see you through

Tim
User avatar
shuvit-tim
Tight arsed, ex-Stoodant Chevetter
Tight arsed, ex-Stoodant Chevetter
 
Posts: 2466
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 23:31
Location: worcester / warrington, UK

Postby Doive » 09 Oct 2005, 22:54

Mmmm, sounds like a proper old school deathtrap there Tim - good effort.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Shoveitpusher » 10 Oct 2005, 10:11

Tortron wrote:
Shellysowner wrote:In fact if you'd said to the tester 'don't forget this is a 22 year old car' he'd probably have passed it :lol:


the one i go to (who did my valves) will pass pretty much anything, as long as you say something along the lines "yep il get right onto that" :lol:
quite unlike the other place who "ripped apart" my interior looking for rust, and then didnt put it back (some rust through on the rear dash thing where water had leaked)

deffinatly the guy you want to go to to keep an old car on the road (prefers to work on them), tho perhaps not if you dont want to die in a horrific crash :?


for future referance, they are not allowed to remove anything to inspect the car (don't actually agree with it but it's the rules) sounds like your tester is much like mine, does a thorough job without being ridiculous
Peter C
Shoveitpusher
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 812
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 19:16
Location: Norfolk

Postby Shellysowner » 10 Oct 2005, 11:01

Don't forget Tortron lives in NZ Pete so maybe you can take the car apart over there.
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby chris(not) » 10 Oct 2005, 13:05

If some of the gripes about NZ testing I've seen on my Herald group are to be believed, they can and do! (take it apart). Not to mention fail it on rust (eg in screen pillars on a car with a CHASSIS) that a UK tester wouldn't bother about. AND the welding's got to be near perfect to fix it too.

Chris
chris(not)
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 353
Joined: 21 Nov 2004, 23:21
Location: Witney UK

Postby jifop » 10 Oct 2005, 13:09

bottom, just spoke to a friend about my normal mot tester, he's been suspended from testing. the full time tester guy he employs has been doing dodgy mots! the ministry have found out and shut his test station down! that sucks. he used to do all the older cars himself and was really helpfull.
Before you say anything..... no i cant spell or type!

The post above is my own personal opinion, it is not meant to upset or cause offence, if it does bugger off.

Tim
jifop
Rust Junkie
Rust Junkie
 
Posts: 1276
Joined: 07 Feb 2005, 15:17
Location: hertfordshire

Postby Shoveitpusher » 10 Oct 2005, 18:42

Shellysowner wrote:Don't forget Tortron lives in NZ Pete so maybe you can take the car apart over there.


good point

away for a week and i've forgotten everybody
Peter C
Shoveitpusher
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 812
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 19:16
Location: Norfolk

Postby Chevette Girl » 10 Oct 2005, 21:41

I kinda wish they had yearly testing over here, just so I wouldn't have big structural problems creep up on me suddenly, but that's only necessary for commercial vehicles... My mechanic passed my purple Chevette with dead rear shocks and the front seats were in the trunk along with all the bumpers... but I go to him regularly and he knew I'd get the work done soon... of course, this mechanic is also the one who told me when to pull Purple off the road for being a deathtrap three years later (cursed hard undercoating)...
"The world is going to hell in Mircos***'s custom-built, feature-rich, user-friendly, bug-infested handbasket." - BCB, 2002
User avatar
Chevette Girl
chevettes.com pinup girl
chevettes.com pinup girl
 
Posts: 699
Joined: 07 Dec 2004, 06:08
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Postby Tortron » 10 Oct 2005, 23:44

acctually their not really allowed to it says something like "cant be held responsible for spotting rust which is hidden ie behind a panel" to me that reads cant take out my carpet and the such.

iv now got fibreglass stuff patching the pin holes in my floor, i just have to make sure you cant see it from the bottom or they will fail me (which is also why i didnt bring out the pop rivits) :oops:
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby Doive » 29 Oct 2005, 00:27

Well, if we have a section on MoT tests now, mine passed last week with no further problems. The guy declared her to be nice and solid underneath, with just a hint of frilliness around the wheelarches. Oh well.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 29 Oct 2005, 00:40

at least you can get new wheel arch panels for the chevette Doive so a good repair can be carried out.
User avatar
Herbie_Flowers
Diehard Chevetter
Diehard Chevetter
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 30 Mar 2005, 06:55
Location: Telford

Postby Doive » 29 Oct 2005, 00:50

That's the thing - I have panels smiling across my bedroom at me here, but I can't get anybody to fit them for less than two arms and a leg. And frankly I don't want to pay hundreds of pounds getting them repaired. So in the fullness of time I want to teach myself - or else drive down to Ralph and let him get on with it!
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 29 Oct 2005, 00:59

i managed to buy a gasless mig welder for £50 secondhand off a mate and the test weld was superb when i tested it. they can be had for not much more and it runs off 240v and is ideal for bodywork. up to 5mm it is capable of welding but i don't think it has the power to produce a strong enough weld on material that thick.
User avatar
Herbie_Flowers
Diehard Chevetter
Diehard Chevetter
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 30 Mar 2005, 06:55
Location: Telford

Postby Doive » 30 Oct 2005, 12:19

Hmm. My wheelarch repair panels are about 2mm thick! Perhaps like Grim I need to learn to weld.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby spyke » 30 Oct 2005, 13:22

my olg shuvit passed the smoke test JUST the max i could have was 4.5 and i had 4.46
"ORDER SOME GOLF SHOES OTHERWISE WELL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS PLACE ALIVE"

this is me http://www.myspace.com/spyk85
User avatar
spyke
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 322
Joined: 10 Sep 2005, 10:37
Location: basildon essex

Postby Doive » 31 Oct 2005, 01:51

Well an ex car tuning bloke rebuilt my carb for me, and my emissions went from waaaaayy over max to registering 1.56% - that's almost better than the Astra! Runs a lot sweeter as well.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham


Return to MOT Test Results

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron