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andy188

posted on 21/4/13 at 02:54 PM Reply With Quote
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Hi,

need some advise my kitcar due its first mot, have taken it to local garage,
they say need to test emmisions to 2009 spec, as that was the registation date,
did i have the weight of the vehicle for the brake test,
they suggested i bring in my sva paperwork for them to review,

after looking at various threads on here, not sure where i stand.

have dug out my logbook, in notes section it says emmisions limit -%CO 3.5, HC 0.12

at sva test i had a cvh in her, now a zetec on bike carbs.

Thanks for your advise.

andy

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emwmarine

posted on 21/4/13 at 03:20 PM Reply With Quote
Go somewhere else so you don't get into an argment. Take your v5 with the emissions note to a new place and just tell them the weight, or stamp it on the chassis.





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rusty nuts

posted on 21/4/13 at 03:30 PM Reply With Quote
Any MOT test center should have a Tapley meter which should be used when brake weights are not known, it's not only for testing 4x4s. If the car is on a Q plate tell them to RTFM, it should be treated as a 1971 vehicle
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twybrow

posted on 21/4/13 at 03:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rusty nuts
Any MOT test center should have a Tapley meter which should be used when brake weights are not known, it's not only for testing 4x4s. If the car is on a Q plate tell them to RTFM, it should be treated as a 1971 vehicle


RTFM??? What does that mean?

I am in a similar situation - first MOT due and booked for next week. Car is on a Q plate, and therefore I believe it should be visible smoke only, but not sure what to quote as proof of that!

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andy188

posted on 21/4/13 at 03:44 PM Reply With Quote
Hi guys,

car not on a Q plate, got age related.

its the emissions i am worried about, have heard bike carbs on zetec not good for modern day mots;

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jacko

posted on 21/4/13 at 03:59 PM Reply With Quote
Take it to a weight bridge and get a ticket to show the MOT station
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rusty nuts

posted on 21/4/13 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by twybrow
quote:
Originally posted by rusty nuts
Any MOT test center should have a Tapley meter which should be used when brake weights are not known, it's not only for testing 4x4s. If the car is on a Q plate tell them to RTFM, it should be treated as a 1971 vehicle


RTFM??? What does that mean?

I am in a similar situation - first MOT due and booked for next week. Car is on a Q plate, and therefore I believe it should be visible smoke only, but not sure what to quote as proof of that!



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mccsp

posted on 21/4/13 at 06:32 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry to hijack, but does anyone know a Kitcar friendly Mot station in or near Peterborough?
I have installed a screen and wipers since sva. I too have my first not since sva, do I need washer jets and or demister? If so I will prob remove the screen!





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robinj66

posted on 21/4/13 at 07:29 PM Reply With Quote
Andy - your car should be tested to the emissions set down on your V5 - that's the point of them being put on there! MOT tester should know that!! Best find a more kit-friendly garage
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ashg

posted on 21/4/13 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
its a bit of a run but snodhurst garage in kent is where i take mine for an mot. farther and son 's garage and the cherry on the cake is that the farther and one of the sons both own a couple of kitcars. so basically they know what they are looking at when it comes to mot'ing them

http://www.yell.com/b/Snodhurst+Service+Station-Garage+Services-chatham-ME50TB-769830/





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rusty nuts

posted on 21/4/13 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mccsp
Sorry to hijack, but does anyone know a Kitcar friendly Mot station in or near Peterborough?
I have installed a screen and wipers since sva. I too have my first not since sva, do I need washer jets and or demister? If so I will prob remove the screen!



You don't need demisters for an MOT at the moment, but that could change you do however need washers

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Stott

posted on 21/4/13 at 08:01 PM Reply With Quote
Where is the emissions specified then? My V5 is blank next to the emissions bit and there are no other notes on there.

It's reg'd 12/12/12 on a D (1986 engine)

Is this right?

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andy188

posted on 21/4/13 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
hi,

front page, part 3, special notes.

andy

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Stott

posted on 21/4/13 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
Mine says 1. Rebuilt - assembled from parts some or all of which were not new


is this the right note?

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owelly

posted on 21/4/13 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
I may know a friendly MOT guy near Leicester if that's any good? I'll have to check with him (as well as check exactl where he works!).





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