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Postby Tortron » 22 Nov 2005, 09:25

Well i take the chevoit in for its wof tomorrow. Will up date with any details, tho im thinking it should be pretty smooth
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Postby Tortron » 23 Nov 2005, 04:55

well passed no probs, one thing i may need to look at is the hand brake, its at 30%

there was another vauxhall there as well, a red/orange viva
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Postby Doive » 23 Nov 2005, 13:52

Woohoo well done that chevette! The handbrake should be an easy fix, mine could hold the car on a vertical slope after I did a bit of adjustment last year. I'm slightly surprised it passed with such a low effectiveness - over here that would be a fail I reckon. Still, well done, she passed and that's the important thing.
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Postby iety2004 » 23 Nov 2005, 18:52

I don't think it would pass over here.

I can't remeber what the pass efficicency is, i know if they both lock its all good.

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Postby jifop » 23 Nov 2005, 18:53

well done sir
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Postby Tortron » 23 Nov 2005, 20:27

well its my own dam fault, it was like 80% when i first got it, but on arriving home after a halfhours drive and noticing its half way up put a stop to that.

it still holds.... just has to be on the top 3 clicks :oops:

its been a bit of a mad rush the last week trying to find time in between exams to put her back together, but clearly it worked and now im free for another 3 months at least
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Postby jifop » 23 Nov 2005, 20:37

what happens in 3 months?
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Postby Tortron » 23 Nov 2005, 20:39

i have to get another one!!
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Postby jifop » 23 Nov 2005, 21:42

another test?
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Postby Doive » 23 Nov 2005, 21:46

Every three months?! I suppose our system is a tad flawed in that respect, a lot can happen to a car in a year.
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Postby jifop » 23 Nov 2005, 21:52

bugger that for a laugh
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Postby Tortron » 24 Nov 2005, 00:34

at around $40 a pop its not too much fun, expecially when you have to pay another $200 for a years registration/licencing

just a way to make money. In australia you only have to get one when you change ownership
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Postby Shellysowner » 24 Nov 2005, 00:37

Tortron wrote:...expecially when you have to pay another $200 for a years registration/licencing


But doesn't that include free 3rd party only insurance?

If so then you don't know how lucky you are!!!
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Postby Tortron » 24 Nov 2005, 00:44

no not included, and if i want some i have to pay an arm and a leg (cos im a young buck) and forget about paying for any other insurance.

i thought at least i should be able to get classic registration soon (abot $50 for the year) but no im hearing it has to be 40 rather than 30 years, which im sure is untrue
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Postby jifop » 24 Nov 2005, 09:50

damn thats harsh, although its only £16.12 each test and £80.63 in road tax which is £145 ish a year.

over here we pay £40 ($99.25) for the test and £110 ($272.83) a year tax for a chevette so financially its not much different to you guys, but our cars will never get cheaper tax

however having to go through the hasstle of a test every three months, that would do my head in.

is the test particularly harsh? how long does it take to complete?
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Postby Tortron » 24 Nov 2005, 09:58

woah did i say 3 months, should be 6 months (unless hes gone and put a 6 month one on :) )

basicly its a visual inspection, and as such some places will look a little harder than others. they also do a test drive to see if the steering is shot and must use a machine to test the brakes and one of those "bounce" measureers for the suspension.

taks i dunno half an hour to do.
if you take it to a vtnz station (vechicle testing new zealand) their pretty harsh, but most garages can do them, and their usually a bit more lax
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Postby jifop » 24 Nov 2005, 10:12

wow so actually yours is about £40 cheaper than ours a year! and less harsh!

lucky basstards
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Postby spyke » 24 Nov 2005, 10:21

iety2004 wrote:I don't think it would pass over here.

I can't remeber what the pass efficicency is, i know if they both lock its all good.

Well done with the Chevette!


well im not sure on a car but i think there the same as a bus. brake efficency on a bus is 16% on the hand brake. 25% secondary and 50% sevice brake. but on a bus you can cheat when you do the handbrake test.
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Postby Doive » 24 Nov 2005, 12:16

If yours is just a basic visual inspection followed by a road test, then you are very fortunate indeed! Last MoT I had a burly man with a ball pein hammer *beep* it off my sills and inner wings :shock:

The new MoT test in Northern Ireland (called MoT2 ironically) is so harsh that three year old well maintained cars are regularly failing the test. Get this. A vehicle will fail the test if there is even the merest hint of any form of fluid leak from any part of the running gear. Whoever heard of an oil-tight classic? Thousands upon thousands of cars are failing. Stena Line are even offering MoT packages, where you can sail to Scotland and get an MoT done in Stranraer!
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Postby Neilyman » 24 Nov 2005, 12:59

Doive wrote: Last MoT I had a burly man with a ball pein hammer *beep* it off my sills and inner wings :shock:


Thought they could only use `thumb & finger` pressure, or the plastic toffee hammer thingy?
Lump hammer to back of swede would sort out Mr ball pein!
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Postby Doive » 24 Nov 2005, 13:07

Nah, this guy had a ball pein hammer!

Few years back a mate of mine had an immaculate mk2 Astra, really was a lovely car. Come MoT time he had two genuine new sill panels welded in to deal with the very marginal rust that was appearing on the originals. Washed car top and bottom, and took it round to the testing station. Tester got it up on ramps, and proceeded to swing on it with a very large and very sharp screwdriver. Ended up puncturing each (new genuine) sill all along their length before declaring the car to be rotten as a pear and failing it! :shock:

My mate proceeded to remove the screwdriver from his hand and launch it along the length of the testing centre. Came back to work a strange shade of purple while dancing on the spot with rage. Ended up having to get the sills patched before getting retested.
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Postby Tortron » 22 Nov 2006, 21:25

well taken her in for a warrent today, hmmm wonder if after sitting for 6 months if everything is still alright. i now have no spare tyre as my front right was balder than the mechanic i took it too
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Postby Tortron » 23 Nov 2006, 07:04

nuts, failed on an exhaust manifold leak. overnight couriered the gasket to here, so shall fix tomorrow, then take it back in before my 21 days are up. easy fix no doubt ( if all else failes half a tube of maniseal should sort it out)
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Postby sexychevette » 30 Nov 2006, 05:56

Its 28 days man. *beep* i need a wof aye, havent had one for over a year :roll: was funny as last time i went for one. The chevette was scraping on the metal lip on the edge of the workshops pit. Old inspector guy was like- 'mate, your car's pretty low! Oh well, at least its GOT springs' :lol: and then he passed me :P
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Postby Tortron » 30 Nov 2006, 19:19

yea, but i keep saying its 21 for some reason. meh, il take it in today anyway, dont really want to but have to in order to go on roadies. plus there is mega heaps of plain clothes cops around recently and for some reason i seem to attract them...
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