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MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« on: September 29, 2009, 21:57:15 PM »
MOT's are always a bit of a concern and as an MOT tester I am willing to answer any relevant questions. Please bear in mind that I tend to check the site between 1pm and 2pm (my lunchtime) on working days and cannot view photos etc due to work surf restrictions (Bast*rds). Only occasionally online at home in the evenings where I don't have access to MOT regs/ie: not an anorak, and I do have a life outside of work  ;D Don't be offended if I don't/can't answer a question immediately, I will do all I can to find out the right answer before replying. MOT's are an ar*e but they can give you quite a bit of "free" info about the condition of your car so not all bad, cheaper than an AA inspection! ::)
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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 22:03:11 PM »
Title amended. Nice one, you'll wish you hadn't offered on your lunch though :D
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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 22:06:00 PM »
Title ammended, hope you don't mind but your one was a bit "In yer face".

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 22:21:04 PM »
Not a problem with the in yer face bit. got it noticed though! and yes, lunchtime may well be trashed :o
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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 20:01:28 PM »
Put that sarnie down, lol!

A car is taken for an MOT, it fails on an epic level :D some time later like 3 weeks! car is taken back to test centre. Whole new MOT or test only what it originally failed on?? I thank you ;)

I know a full MOT fee will be payable >:(
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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 20:06:00 PM »
I think if you return it within 10 days they only have to test what it failed on, not the whole test. Although I also think they can charge you a retest if you take the vehicle away but they do it for free if they do the repairs. They don't have to charge, but can.

Mine was away for just over 2 weeks but the garage still only tested the parts that failed. Maybe they can use their discretion after 10 days?

Sorry I know I'm not MOT guy, trying to help anyway :)

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 20:26:54 PM »
Cheers Gav :) I havn't got a problem with paying another MOT fee, with what we've saved doing most of the work ourselves still be in the black so to speak!
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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 20:37:33 PM »
If it leaves the test centre it needs a full retest

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 20:40:18 PM »
If it leaves the test centre it needs a full retest

Wrong.

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 20:41:54 PM »
Slightly
http://www.ukmot.com/re-test_appeals.asp

If its returned within 1 day on certain items

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 20:46:09 PM »
Had a failure on fuel tank, changed it took it back and they failed the exhaust (My own fault for not putting it back properly)

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2009, 20:48:45 PM »
Slightly
http://www.ukmot.com/re-test_appeals.asp

If its returned within 1 day on certain items

That's a big difference from a full retest.

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2009, 20:57:56 PM »

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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2009, 21:02:29 PM »
So it's a full test then, god damn it :D
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Re: MOT'S by slysi16v "The MOT Guy"! FAQ'S
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2009, 21:04:38 PM »
My aim on one headlight was wrong, it took four days to sort at my place. when it was taken back to the MOT center it was classed as a Partial Re-Examination not a full re-test.