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Ddymk2

MOT Failure - Any advice or help welcome

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Ddymk2

Hi

 

I had my MK2F coupe in for a  MOT recently (first since owning the car) and its failed miserably. The garage have advised the cars unfit to drive and are unable to get any of the parts other than a battery. This includes items they need to complete the urgent advisories to get the car through its MOT. This will mean sourcing the parts myself and will probably cost a fortune in labor.

 

I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on what I should do? Ultimately I'd just like to get it through its MOT for now and the other niggles listed as advisories beneath I can either get round to later or do without. 

 

Please let me know what you think 

 

Danny 

 

Urgent Advisories:
O/S Wing Mirror Indicator Inop ---
Both Rear Wheel Bearings - Suspect Adjustment Required ---

N/S/F Shock Absorber Leaking ---
Major Oil Leak From Input Shaft Area - Requires Further Investigation ---
Brake Judder At High Speed - Requires Further Investigation ---

 

Advisories:
Dash Illumination Inop ---
Interior Lamp (O/S/F Door) ---
Lighter Centre Console Around Gear Level Loose / Insecure ---
Lower Dash N/S/F Loose + Insecure ---
Wiring Loom Behind Dash Loose / Insecure ---
Front Wipers Juddering - Suspect Linkage ---
N/S/F Wiring Loom (Inner Wing) Open + Corroded ---
Headlining Coming away From Sunroof Fittings ---
Aerial Wire Corroded / Broken ---
Requires Coolant Replaced ---
Engine Crankcase Breather Pipe Collapsed ---
Sill N/S/F Bent / Damaged ---
Fuel Tank Dented Front Edge ---
Fuel Filter Strap / Carried Excessively Corroded - Unable To Replace Fuel Filter ---
Radio Inop ---
Steering Wheel Offset ---
Vibration From Front Wheels - Possible Wheel Balance ---

 

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steveo3002

do you trust them?,some sounds a bit heavy for a old car

 

mirror inop?   whats that ,is there a mirror there or not?

 

rear bearings - regrease and adjust for almost nothing , or theyre a tenner new

 

shocks yeah replace if soaked 

 

tbh most of it sounds exaggerated /trying to rip you off ....hardly any of that is a reason to fail an mot - shock and the mirror is all i can see , id go elsehwere , paying a garage to fix all that will be the price of a replacement car , stuff like dented tank and radio doesnt work is just stupid  

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Ddymk2

Appreciate the reply!

 

First time I used this garage. Had some bad experiences with others so wanted to go to a VW specialist, so not sure if they're stringent detailers  or just out to rip me off like you say

 

All mirrors are in tact, but the electrics to adjust them don't work. Didn't think this would be an MOT fail?

 

Shocks and bearings seem easy enough to find and replace. The oil leak and breaks shuddering I'm not sure of though. Everything else I can have a go at myself or leave 

 

Least I've found out the issues with the car! Not to bad for a 27 yr old 

 

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steveo3002

yeah all sounds a bit rich to me 

 

juddering brakes isnt a mot fail either , new discs n pads are very cheap if you can diy 

 

mirrors arent elec ...most of them no longer remotely work its a 30 year old car as long as its secure and works as a mirror its fine 

 

id suggest you ask around for a local mot center thats reasonble for older cars , some places can be very fair , put it in for the test and see what it fails on  as i fear most of that list is made up to take advantage of you 

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Ddymk2

Thanks mate. Will take your advice and get it put through an MOT somewhere else. 

 

Hopefully some things will disappear from the list! Will be back on here in future no doubt. Forum > Everything else 

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Yeti

What's the odds the tester drives a 12 year old Audi and everything else is just inferior?

 

Can't believe they tested the radio

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Ddymk2

I know they mentioned having a computer from 1989,  which could be why EVERYTHING under the sun has been flagged up. 

 

I'm starting to think they've went ahead and serviced instead of just MOT'd . . . no quote yet but I'm sure I'll find out soon 

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steveo3002

just stay away ...get asking around for recommendations as many places will see an old car like that as a joke and fit for the scrap yard , once you find somewhere honest the bills will be much cheaper

 

you could look up last years mot...was it a clean pass or riddled with advisory's ?...and remember advisory's are just that 

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Ddymk2

Yeah I got the impression they didn't appreciate it like I do! 

 

Guy I bought it off said it failed its MOT last July. He fixed it up and then it passed in August.  Highlighted a few bits in red that look like they 'skipped' the last one... 

 

August 2019 Advisories 

  • Front Anti-roll bar corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.3 (b) (i))
  • Coil spring corroded All 4 coil coil springs carry a varying degree of corrosion (5.3.1 (b) (i))

July 2019 Advisories

 

Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects):

  • Offside Rear Tyre has a tear, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure Outer sidewall, tyre Man.Feb. 2003 (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
  • Nearside Rear Tyre has a tear, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure sidewalls, Tyre Man.Feb 2002 (5.2.3 (d) (ii))

Repair immediately (major defects):

  • Speedometer cannot be illuminated (7.8 (c) (ii))
  • Brake pedal has insufficient reserve travel Brake pedal creeps to floor underload (1.1.2 (a))
  • Nearside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (3.4 (b) (ii))
  • Offside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (3.4 (b) (ii))
  • Offside Front Side repeater missing (4.4.1 (a) (ii))
  • Nearside Front Side repeater not working (4.4.1 (a) (ii))
  • Registration plate lamp inoperative in the case of a single lamp or all lamps (4.7.1 (b) (ii))
  • Battery insecure and likely to cause a short circuit Not secure, bonnet hinge hits battery case (4.13 (a) (ii))
  • Nearside Front Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f))
  • Offside Front Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f))
  • Nearside Rear Wheel bearing rough when rotated (5.1.3 (b) (i))
  • Offside Rear Wheel bearing rough when rotated (5.1.3 (b) (i))
  • Nearside Front Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded (1.1.12 (f) (i))
  • Offside Front Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded (1.1.12 (f) (i))
  • Nearside Rear Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded (1.1.12 (f) (i))
  • Offside Rear Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded (1.1.12 (f) (i))
  • Nearside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded Nearside rear hose to front union (1.1.11 (c))
  • Offside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded Offside rear hose to front union (1.1.11 (c))
  • Offside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded Offside rear hose to wheel cylinder (1.1.11 (c))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

  • Front Anti-roll bar corroded but not seriously weakened (5.3.3 (b) (i))
  • Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened Both front brake discs heavily pitted (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
  • Oil leak, but not excessive Transmission leak (8.4.1 (a) (i))
  • Coil spring corroded All 4 coil springs carry a degree of corrosion (5.3.1 (b) (i))

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dvderlm

The oil leak is more likely from distributor than gearbox input shaft.

O-ring goes hard at dizzy bayonet.

 

Unless they mean the gearselector shaft seal which can be replaced in situ. Getting old one out knowing you are destroying is not too bad with self tapping screws and molegrips.

 

If it is camshaft seal at gearbox end then that is a lot of labour. 

 

 

 

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Ddymk2

Thanks for letting me know👍

 

I'll have a look at the o-ring once ive got the car back and will point this out at the next place I try for the MOT. Should save a few quid pointing it out too

 

Praying its not the camshaft seal if its labour intensive. Already in it more than I thought just getting it through its MOT. and thats just whats been noted so far

 

 

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steveo3002

leaks can be accepted /left for another day as long as it not dripping on the floor , get some degreaser and clean it up a bit you might see where its coming from

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Ddymk2

Good shout, cheers. Keen to do what I can myself to save a few quid ! 

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