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Old 17th October 2017, 05:26 PM
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MOT due 01/11/2017.
Left Gwen at home in a panic, I set off to the Test Station, collecting my £30 from the cash machine.
Watched as the tester crawled all over, under and in the 8.
Oh OK I give in, PASSED, not even a verbal.
They gave me a cuppa whilst doing the paperwork, then washed the car for me. That storm yesterday had made a right mess of her. They used a foam wash thing.
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Old 17th October 2017, 06:35 PM
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Congrats Ray

(on the MOT, and for getting a free cuppa and car wash)
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Old 17th October 2017, 08:13 PM
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Big Red went for test today too. The tester went underneath, had a look around and then came back up and asked if there was anything I hadn't changed so he could start there
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Old 18th October 2017, 05:37 AM
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Good news Raymundo!

I like leaving the car for MOT, and over a coffee in the local Morrisons (incidentally their coffee is awful), checking online as the tester updates the MOT status. No more surprise calls.
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Old 18th October 2017, 09:51 AM
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I used to do that but I now use the two sons of an old friend. Means that I can wonder round and join in the banter, also means that I'm updated as they go along. When I phoned last week to arrange it they both said don;t worry yours will be fine.
What I do not understand are the emissions. Here are my results over the last three years:-
2015 0.58 l/m
2016 2.56 l/m
2017 0.72 l/m
Emission test seems to be a bit of a yo-yo
I have not done anything that would affect this for more than three years.
I did replace the engine ECU some four years back when the original died and had the replacement fettled a bit(a lot really) which improved consumption and power.
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