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Brutus



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Changes to MOT

Apologies if this has been posted before. I did a search and couldn't find anything...........

Some of you may have already heard that there are big changes coming to the MOT test this May. Here are just a few of the biggest changes that are most likely to affect you. Please take these with a pinch of salt as nothing will be finalised until the end of April and will probably still be subject to change after that date. Remember it will take your MOT tester time to get up to speed with these too!

So. ..

Advisories are being replaced with minor fails. These are all pre written & approved by DVSA. You will still get a pass but they will be noted on your test certificate. Manual advisories are still being worked out but may disappear completely.

Those of you who have changed your standard headlight bulbs for HID's will now get a major fail even if the aim is correct. It has always been an offence to fit HID bulbs to halogen headlamps so the MOT is now in line with that.

Reverse lights are now part of the MOT for any car registered from 1st September 2009 (59 plate onwards). Daytime running lamps (DRL's) & front fog lamps must work on vehicles registered from March 2018 (18 plate onwards).

Engine Management Light is now a major fail. It must come on with the ignition and then turn off when the engine is started.

Brake pad warning lights are a major fail

Handbrake with excessive travel is now a major fail. Before it would only a fail if there was no reserve travel.

Contaminated (dirty) brake fluid is a major fail. Not sure how that will work as the MOT tester isn't allowed to remove the fluid cap.

Oil leaks (engine, gearbox etc.) can be a major failure if they are deemed large enough.

It seems they have removed the failure for tyres not being fitted according to sidewall instructions. Inner/outer or rotation incorrect.

Any modifications/removal to emissions related devices, this includes DPF'S and EGR's is now a major fail.

Where a DPF canister has clearly been cut open and re-welded, it will now fail.

A vehicle fitted with a DPF that emits any kind of visible smoke during the metered test will now fail

Emissions limits for diesels registered on or after 1st of January 2014 have been reduced. All diesels will now need to pass the limit that was set by the manufacturer when the car was new. This can be found on the VIN plate. For example the current limit for your diesel car may be 1. 50. That could change to as low as 0. 30 with the new rules.

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Tyrefitter



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I'm really looking forward to these changes,,especially the engine management light,,,,(well it passed last year).I'm not sure how we can test for contaminated brake fluid.

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Brutus



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Is it realistic to think that testers will check for the removal of EGR's?

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qcnr



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Don't see how that can be done on the Tdv6, unless the engine cover is removed.
But even then it isn't easy to find them when they are fitted... Laughing
Sounds like the fail sytem is like here.
1 noted, but will pass (advisory)
2 fail but can be driven away to be rectified. re-test
3 fail, must be fixed before driving off. re-test

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Tim in Scotland



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And then the next thing to happen is that the cost of an MOT will double or triple.......... due to the time required to find all these hidden components and carry out sample analysis of brake fluid...... 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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Andy K



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There are a few thing in the existing MOT, that say check where visable without removing covers.

So hopefully that will apply / common sense

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Scrumpy



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It's the bit about any visible diesel smoke will fail that I don't get. Living in London I would say 50% of diesels emit visible smoke, especially taxis.
I can't see how this is going to work! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If we all point our RR's in the same direction and accelerate at the same time can we turn back time?

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